Monday, 22 August 2011

Fabulous Fuschias


Fuschia 'Nellie Nuttall'
 To my mind these are the most feminine of flowers with their elegantly recurved sepals like ballerinas on tiptoe with tutus and arms outstretched.  Yet no one seems to mention them, I must read through hundreds of blog posts in a week, and don't recall one post about them.  Is this because they are 'out of fashion', too common or gaudy - I don't know why, but surely they are good value for money in containers flowering all summer long, with so many varieties to choose from.  They are raised easily from cuttings and can be trained as standards.

9 comments:

  1. I must admit they're too stylised for my taste. It's not a flower/shrub that I'm keen on, although since reading that they're edible I may have to change my mind!

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  2. That is a lovely flower. You know I just never see them at local nurseries so I don't think most people think about them.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  3. I have a strange relationship with fuchsias. I remember the one that grew in my Nan's garden when I was a child, and was thrilled to get a cutting from it. I grew it for sentimental reasons, because I actually find them hard to integrate into the kind of planting I like. I also really love the wild fucshia hedges you get in Scotland and elsewhere. Then we moved in with FIL and MIL and I discovered that FIL loves them. So I think they will be a feature of future gardens, and I am about to gain another new one, a beautiful white one, courtesy of a blogging friend. So maybe eventually I will work out how to use them.

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  4. Lovely flowers, and my plot neighbour George has a row of them on his allotment! Flighty xx

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  5. So pretty Elaine. Easy for you maybe I kill the poor things. LOL!

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  6. There are obviously mixed feelings about this plant, shame really,I myself prefer the single blooms rather than the more showy ones. It's all a matter of taste I suppose.

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  7. I also think they have a very feminine quality...so beautiful! I have one plant, but I have been thinking of getting more.

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  8. Fuschia are absolutely beautiful. Here they are delicate seasonal plants that have to be carefully cared for because it much too hot for them. When I visited England, I was amazed to see them planted in the garden and not in pots. Here they would never survive.They are lovely.

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  9. I have tried fuschias several times before -- from the pink and purple ones to the pale ballerina tutu ones. Just can't quite keep 'em alive, though they should do great here! Ah well. I shall just have to admire yours!

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