Fuschia Blooms dropping off

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Charlie, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Charlie

    Charlie Gardener

    Jun 10, 2005
    I have a beautiful Fuschia in a hanging basket which has been so prolific with masses of very healthy looking blooms and its still going strong. However there is one thing that is confusing me. Every day perfectly healthy blooms are falling off probably about 6 or 7 of them. Obviously along with them there are blooms that have naturally died. It doesnt effect the overall effect of the plant because there are so many blooms overall but I cant understand why this is happening. Is it ususal? The blooms are bright, healthy, new and stiff not floppy and old. I water and feed regularly so lack of water cant be the problem. The only thing I can think is green fly. It seems to attract quite a few and unless I regularly spray, like every other day, it could get out of control. Because of the frequency of spraying I use rose clear perhaps once every 6 weeks and the rest of the time fairy liquid mixed with water.
    Can anyone explain this problem or am I worrying unnecessarily.
  2. Marley Farley

    Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Grandmother Gardener Councillor Homemaker
    Under the Edge Zone 8b
    :D OK, just a thought, do you get lots of bees round the flowers?? They can have a knack of knocking the flowers off some plants as they come out from collecting pollen, but I think this is more with bean flowers. Just a passing thought anyway. :D

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