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Annual fuchsias that have survived the winter-how to care for them

Annual fuchsias that have survived the winter-how to care for them

Asked 3 months 3 weeks ago by BertieandGeorge

I bought some giant flowering annual trailing fuchsias last summer, and have simply left them in their pots over winter behind the garage (had nowhere else to put them). I am surprised to find that they are all shooting.

Do I:

1. Leave them in the same compost and simply feed them with Chempak no 3, leading to Chempak no 4 when the buds arrive? or

2. Top dress the compost with some John Innes no 3, or multipurpose garden centre compost, (if so how deep do I add the new compost), adding perhaps some Osmocote continuous release? or

3. Completely re-pot in new compost with Osmocote. If so, can I use the multipurpose compost that I have in large quantities, or do I need to use the more expensive John Innes no 3? or

4. A mixture of the above? or

5. Something different entirely?

Thanks for your help once again.

Bertie and George (rabbits)

 

Answers

Amy Drudge's picture
Amy Drudge

Care of Fuchsias

Posted 28 Feb 2017

Hi Bertie & George,

Best thing to do is prune back to so there are a 4-5 shoots on each branch, then come the end of March start of April when the risk of frost has passed and the temperature is a bit warmer, ease it out of the pot and gently remove a bit of the compost to check for Vine Weevil.

If you don't find any, then repot into fresh compost John Innes #3 adding some Osmocote Continous release food.

May/June time apply a treatment of Bug Clear Vine Weevil Killer to make sure if any have appeared are killed off.

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Kind Regards

LTG

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