Last weekend I noticed that the fuchsia in the pot in the front was already putting out shoots. So knowing that once I’d had my next infusion I would have to keep in the warm I decided that I had better do some pruning.
I also have a Mrs Popple fuchsia in the back garden that I have shown you before in flower. And you can see it in the front of this picture And here it is pruned. I think last year I pruned it back even more because it does grow so big, but it was cold in the garden and I didn’t want to kill it so I was cautious.
I was also cautious with the one in the pot at the front. This is a variegated one: grown from a cutting take from the one in my younger daughter’s garden. Smaller flowers and I think you can just see what the leaves are like.
Apart from the need to prune them every year, hardy fuchsias are very easy plants and flower for ages over the Summer and early Autumn.
We don’t often get snow in Southampton but we were promised it for Thursday (today) and when I woke up there it was.
All these photographs have been taken from indoors in the warm.
Not maybe yet enough to make a snowman (unfortunately I won’t be going out to do so even if we get more. 😦 )
The daffodils and crocus I photographed last week are suffering. The Lenten Roses even more as far as I could see. Maybe even dead. I couldn’t bear to photograph them.
And here is the pruned fuchsia now.
No worse for the snow as far as one can see.