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Last Year's Fuschias.

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shysal Sun 23-Feb-20 15:15:35

Last year I grew quite an assortment of non-hardy Fuschias in pots which flowered well until the frosts. Some are definitely dead now, but others are showing signs of new leaf buds forming. If I cut them back into a neat shape will they form good plants for this year or will they not give such a good show as new plants (I already have some bargain plugs on order)? I shall probably leave them and see, but just wondered if anyone keeps theirs going from year to year.

POGS Sun 23-Feb-20 15:34:24

Just leave them and wait and see. Don't cut too quickly.

As long as they don't have the dreaded Vine Weevil you could get a good show again.

Last year my fuschias were rubbish and I have many.

Good luck.

jusnoneed Sun 23-Feb-20 15:41:01

I used to keep them going for a couple years at least. Kept covered from frost they usually survived the winters, this year having been quite mild they certainly would of.
Give them another month or so then if no weevils, give them some fresh compost and a trim to shape if needed.

soneex Tue 03-Mar-20 09:51:58

Better to leave them as they are, just water regularly with a dilute mixture of water-soluble fertilizer and watch for pests

grandMattie Tue 03-Mar-20 09:54:30

Ditto. But regarding the vine weevil, I seem to have lost all my heucheras to the pest. Anyone else? And what can one do?

vegansrock Tue 03-Mar-20 10:01:31

I always keep fuchsias, cut them right back and they do come back.

J52 Tue 03-Mar-20 11:03:48

Mine are overwintered in the greenhouse. They are twiggy, but just budding, so when there’s a bit more green I’ll give them a light trim and repot with fresh compost.
I often forget that they now need regular light watering.

Greyduster Tue 03-Mar-20 11:54:37

I’ve kept a few that have been in pots and hanging baskets and they have all flowered again in fresh compost even after being outside all winter. See what you get - if nothing comes of them it’s no great loss really.