Real World Gardener NEW Fuchsias are Plant of the Week

March 12th, 2016

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

NEW FUCHSIAS

As gardeners, we know that flowers have a season.

Some flowers bloom in Spring, like tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs.

Some flowers bloom in winter, such as Camellias, and Luculia, French Lavender.

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Fuchsias photo M Cannon

But then it’s all over for another year.

Would you like a shrubs, even though it’s relatively small, that flowers all year long?

Let’s find out more. I'm talking with the plant panel - Karen Smith editor of Hort Journal, www.hortjournal.com.au  and Jeremy Critchley, the owner of the Green Gallery Nursery www.thegreengallery.com.au



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Jollies Nantes



One of the big tips for any type of Fuchsia, is don't have them sitting around in water because they'll rot; especially young plants.

Two varieties mentioned was Fuchsia ‘electric lights which is a Fuchsia that can be grown in full sun.

 

 

It never gets to more than 30cm so it’s perfect for container planting or front of garden borders.

 

 

 

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Jollies Tarbies
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Jollies Menton

Jollies Fuchsia Line is from the German breeder Brandkamp  who have modernized the familiar range of the famous bedding and balcony plant Fuchsia in the last few years.

The Jollies series are named after French towns: Nantes, Menton and Tarbes.

 

 

 



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