Fuchsia care

  • Gardening hints for June

Fuchsias should be showing lots of new growth if you remembered to cut them back hard this spring. To keep the new growth bushy and to encourage lots of flowers, trim back the stems to three or four sets of leaves. If you didn’t cut them back earlier this spring then not to worry, they are probably already showing signs of flowering so just cut out any damaged or straggly stems. This will encourage new growth which means more branches and more flowers.

Top dress around the base with bonemeal and mulch well to conserve moisture. Keep on top of the deadheading and your fuchsia should keep flowering all summer long.