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Morrisons £1 fuchsia query

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GingerKitCat Sat 01-Apr-17 12:55:38

Morrisons have millions of different varieties of fuchsia for £1 this week smile

The descriptions are bush, trailing, patio, hardy (some overlap).

Would the "hardy" ones be perennial in the SE?
I can't remember all the varieties but I picked up a couple of Dollar Princess marked hardy in the hope that they are!

MrsBertBibby Sat 01-Apr-17 15:32:52

I have a dollar princess, it's survived a couple of winters in a large pot.

Not started sprouting yet this year, mind.

MrsBertBibby Sat 01-Apr-17 15:33:57

I am in Surrey, btw. As is my dad, who took mine as a cutting off his.

MrsBertBibby Sat 01-Apr-17 18:51:30

Although having been to Morrisons this after reasons for conveniently manufactured reasons that have nothing whatsoever to do with your thread, and accidentally bought a carmel blue fuchsia, I don't think my dollar princess is, in fact, a dollar princess. I suspect Dad's got his cuttings muddled up!

RedSandYellowSand Sat 01-Apr-17 18:57:46

My Grandmother had loads of Fushias which were perinnials in Cambridgeshire. She used to get very cross with me, as I loved popping open the flowers. They were pretty sheltered, and against the house in pots.

GingerKitCat Sat 01-Apr-17 19:10:00

Thanks Bert and Red!

These ones are for the flowerbed specifically the one in partial shade. I've popped them in and will hope for the best grin

I already have a few small container ones on the hot, sheltered patio which have managed to keep going through several winters. They were bought as annuals flowers

Good old Dad Bert! Glad I didn't influence your visit to Morrisons in any way, shape or form cough cough

I think I've got a fuchsia bug, might have to pop back for a couple more...

Red I'd totally forgotten, I used to do the same as a child. Such a satisfying pop grin

MrsBertBibby Sat 01-Apr-17 19:24:11

I adore them. One of mine (again from Dad) is a cutting of a cutting by many removes of one in my Grandma's garden when I was tiny. It is a beauty, I did a little fist pump yesterday when I saw it had started sprouting as I manhandled it out of its pot and into a new bed last autumn, and I was scared it wouldn't be happy.

I suspect they're happier in the ground, though. They aren't the toughest, and I guess that's warmer than in a container. Probably appreciate a duvet of mulch in the autumn too.

MrsJamin Mon 03-Apr-17 07:14:14

I bloody love morrisons for their garden plants! Such good quality and price.

sunnyhills Mon 03-Apr-17 09:45:52

I agree MrsJ - our Morrisons is great for plants . All right they won't win medals for stocking a wide and unusual range but SO cheap and healthy .

bookbook Mon 03-Apr-17 10:03:14

I have 4 hardy fuschia in my garden, in the ground in East Yorkshire - all survive quite nicely - they are just breaking now smile

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