Western Leader : November 12th 2010
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There are more than 100 species of fuchsias in nature (including Fuch- sia procumbens, a lovely, ground-covering native with upturned red and yellow flowers), but most garden fuchsias are hybrids that have been bred for their showy flowers. These flowers are often quite large and pendulous, which means they're easily damaged. The clue, then, is to keep the plants in a sheltered position that isn't exposed to strong winds. Most garden fuchsias prefer gentle conditions with plenty of water, good drainage, no tem- perature extremes and protection from the hottest sun. Some of the pendulous varieties are ideally grown in a hanging bas- ket or pot so that the flowers can be seen from below. Fuchsia flowers usually have sepals (the petal-like parts at the top of the flower) that blend or contrast in colour with the softer single or double petals that flare out below. Stamens protrude from beneath the petals, looking like a bunch of skinny, dangling legs. The effect can be totally charming like a cluster of full-skirted ballerinas waiting to move onto the stage. Growing fuchsias As mentioned, fuch- siasneedtobeina protected situation. Choose a well-drained spot not too hot or too cold -- and improve the soil before planting by digging in some compost or aged organic matter. Because fuchsias don't like drying out, it can be helpful to mix in some pre-moistened peat moss as well. Feed Fuchsias aren't rapid growers so their fertiliser requirements are fairly moderate. An occasional sprink- ling with Dynamic Lifter pellets will keep in- ground plants happy. Potted fuchsias can be fed a couple of times a year with Acticote or Nutricote pellets. Prune Because fuchsias flower on new wood, it's helpful to prune regu- larly and thereby encour- age new flower- promoting growth. Cut plants back hard in late winter (spring in cold areas) and give a tidy up in mid-summer. Pinch back the soft grow- ing tips to encourage bushiness. Pests and diseases Caterpillars are attracted to soft fuchsia leaves. Squash by hand, or treat serious infestations with Suc- cess. Watch for sap- sucking pests, especially on plants growing in dry spots under eaves. Use Confidor to treat thrips and aphids. Yates Rose Gun is a ready-to-use combin- ation solution that con- trols mites, insect pests and fungal diseases like rust and powdery mil- dew.
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