FUCHSIAS 2020

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  1. Freddy

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    I might be mistaken. I’ve just been browsing through Lockyers catalogue, and came across ‘Pink Galore’, it might well have been that. Btw, check out ‘Thamar’, might be one to look out for.
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    I have today ordered (from Potash Nursery)‘Rivendell’, ‘Thamar’ and ‘Arctic Challenger’, 2 of each. I’m not expecting to get much from them this year, but bought as stock for cuttings next year.
     
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    Hi All,

    Seem to have a problem with a good few of our greenhouse Fuchsias.

    Though not as pronounced as some of the web photos you see of Rust, am thinking it is that, though perhaps have not been feeding as regularly as we should have.

    Have used a fungicide on some of the plants, but hard to say if its been effective, think its a case of seeing if the new emerging leaves remain free of it ? though begining to wonder if its time to remove them all and get new stock later in the year, but not sure how long Rust will persist in the geenhouse even without the Fuchsias, though quiet a few other plants in there ?

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    Bump - Any advice please ..... :help:
     
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    I can’t help you with the ‘rust’ (?), but I do think they do much better outside, with the fresh air.
     
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      I removed my Fuchsias from their baskets today, and put them to bed in the greenhouse. Looking ahead, when would be the best time to ‘start’ them up again? I’d be looking to be able to take cuttings that will get to a good size come planting time. I’m thinking maybe early February?
       
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        As shown earlier we took the cuttings in February using perlite then compost and used a cheap led strip light which really did seem to help them root and grow.

        However while the mother plants we put out and in flower by early June, the cuttings really only came into decent flower more to the end of July.

        If doing the same again, would probably put up some early baskets with things like Petunias etc and then out them in August for the Fuchsias.

        ps - the earlier leaf problem was red spider mite, though had to get a powerful x30 & x60 dual magnifier to spot them !
         
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          Sorry @ricky101 , I should have read the thread :doh:
           
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            I never post first and then read the thread, Freddy:dunno:

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              Only just seen this thread. In short. IMO the method of striking cuttings in water and perlite is basically 'rooting cuttings in water'. The perlite is in itself a water retainer, and here in this case. The perlite has acred as a support, in place of some rotting compost.

              Apart from that. If the method works for you, then stay with it.. Good Luck.
               
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                Love fuchsias, but had to get rid of them because of gall mites. I see affected plants here and there where I live (Portsmouth).
                 
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                  Hello Alisa. I symapthise with you. I had a stock collection of over 400 named varieties. Certainly. There is no lack of support, advice from all sources etc about plant problems.
                   
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                  Just in case anyone is interested. 'Fuchsias a colour guide' By George Bartlett. ISBN.1-85223-999-9.

                  Covers over 2000 cultvars and has more than 700 colour photos. IMO a book well worth owning.
                   
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