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Trailing Fuchsias Wanted

Discussion in 'Wants Lists' started by ricky101, Dec 20, 2020.

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    Hi,

    Wondered if anyone has some rooted cuttings or young plants of trailing Fuchsias for Sale + P&P as our baskets have lost a few this year.

    The ones you can buy from the usual stockist are not delivered until April/May and its so late in the year before they get to any decent size.

    Sometimes you do see plug Fuchsias in Garden Centers in late January, but a bit doubtful if there will be any around this time with the Covid.

    We have Swingtime, Snowburner, Voodoo and Marcus Graham, but looking for a few new varieties like Deep Purple, Bi Centineial, Cecile etc.

    We have greenhouse heat and lighting so can readliy grow on any young plants.
     
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      I agree with you on the time basis. Sadly I can't help out. In fact I lost my entire stock/collection of over 400 varieties due to poor health. Have you approached any of the main growers. I used to deal with Potash Nursery when owned by Jim Puddiffoot, he sold out but I've heard good reports about the new owner. Are you a member of the BFS?
       
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        Hi @Mike Allen

        Have looked at the main Fuchsia advertisers, but they all say from April onwards.

        Not a member of the BFS, though we only want a few different trailing varieties.

        More a post aimed at anyone like us who start their cuttings off early under heat and light and have some excess to sell.

        Shame about your Fuchsia collection , though keeping 400 + going must be a mammoth task for anyone young or old !

        Sounds like you need an under gardener, so you can sit in the greenhouse with a cuppa and enjoy the flowers after the hard work has been done for you ..:)
         
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          I’d like to help you out, but the only ones I’ve saved this year are small uprights, which are now dormant. Good luck :thumbsup:
           
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            Yes, I was unfortunate. I began a collection with the idea of setting up my own nursery.The list at one time totalled 400 and I had at least 10 stock plants of each. I was more for gtowing than cultvating. To cultivate such a large number would have been a full time job. Sadly at the start, acres of greenhouses were going up. Suddenly the Dutch were buying up British nurseries. Many still advertise in the papers. East Anglia was a much desired area. Then rising fuel costs hit the industry, the outgoing expence couldn't be covered by production. Hence a day out in the country and one would see rows and rows of abandoned greenhouses. For the likes of myself, no way could I afford such a vast outlay, and locally, local planning said NO to nurseries. So for a time, where I worked, there many of my plants also went. In time, due to poor health, my stock gradually dwindled. My collection of standards, despite many being hardy varieties, these needed winter protection. I was unable to cope. I still prefer the older varieties. Rickey give it a go. Drop a line to a few of the big growers, be honest with them and explain your ambition. I am sure they will come up trumps.
             
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              I bought some from potash this year bush and trailing and some hardy all made good size plants and flowered well into autumn here in the north east would highly recommend them.
               
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                Thanks, seems they can deliver from March onwards so will give them ago if nothing else turns up.
                 
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