the-fuchsia-file Blog Posts

Ideas and Tips on Composting Basics

October 3, 2012

Here is a useful extract from one of our partner sites: “The recycling of backyard greenery and woody material from shrubbery is more and more popular as people become more environmentally informed and also increasingly discover the value to their soil of returning some of what has come from it as plant growth. A compost […]

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‘Marinka’ and ‘Jack Shahan’

August 18, 2012

I managed to get the camera tilted while taking this photo but decided to leave it as it is. This is a young plant of Fuchsia ‘Marinka’ grown in a very small semi-circular basket hanging against the wall outside our kitchen window. There’s nothing spectacular about this particular specimen but I love Marinka’s strong red […]

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My Fuchsia Varieties This Year

May 25, 2012

Here in the far north of England it’s the time of year for getting new fuchsia plants into pots and putting them outside. In many areas further south I guess that happened a few weeks ago, but of course suppliers will still be sending out plugs well into June. When we moved back north fifteen […]

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Fuchsia Sporting Legends for Charity

May 8, 2012

Three British-bred FUCHSIA cultivars are available from Suttons Seeds in a special pack of six (two of each), each of the three new varieties being named in honour of an outstanding British sportsman. Fuchsia Sir Ian Botham – Cricket; Sir Steve Redgrave – Rowing; Jonny Wilkinson – Rugby Union. Fuchsia Jonny Wilkinson is an upright […]

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UK Fuchsia News – 5 Sept 2011

September 5, 2011

From time to time I plan to include news items that have caught my attention. I’ll not promise anything exhaustive but will try to pay attention to different areas of the country. Here are a first few. Terrific display at the town’s 25th annual fuchsia show. THERE was a wonderful display at the recent Louth […]

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How do I write it? Fuschia or Fuchsia?

September 2, 2011

As an enthusastic fuchsia grower I have to confess to getting rather irritated at the number of misspellings of the word fuchsia. Today I did a check. On Google it seems that there are almost as many searches for ‘fuschias’ and ‘fuschia plants’ as for fuchsias. The number of people who write the colour name […]

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Turning the Pots

August 17, 2011

Recently I spotted a good illustration of the need to turn your fuchsia pots every few days during early growth if you want to end up with a broadly symmetrical plant. This Fuchsia “Beacon” had been left unturned for several weeks. From this side it’s beginning to look quite nice and from the look of […]

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Fuchsia ‘Carmel Blue’ – page update

July 28, 2011

I’ve just now updated the page on Fuchsia ‘Carmel Blue’ and added a photograph from my own garden taken this afternoon. This is one of my favourite fuchsias.

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The-Fuchsia-File’s New Bookstore

July 27, 2011

I will freely admit that the bookstore was an afterthought, and it needed a format 50 pixels wider than the main site. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry. What it boils down to is that I’ve had to set it up technically a little apart from the other pages, and you might […]

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Fuchsia Pictures – pages for our UK and US visitors

July 27, 2011

Quite apart from fuchsia plants and flowers in the garden we can enjoy fuchsias through the eyes of artists, photographers and writers, so in addition to pages about cultivars and cultivation I’m adding pages about artwork and books. Today I’ve added two pages to the site with the facility to buy beautiful fuchsia wall art. […]

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