Overwintering Fuchsia in the Garden
Autumn pruned fuchsia ready for the winter
In the Autumn lightly prune fuchsias, no lower than 18" for the winter period. This stops strong winter winds from loosening your plants, but still leaves enough old growth to protect 'crown' of plant from frost damage. In Spring when new growth appears at ground level, cut off previous years growth. The only exception to this is if you are growing a hedge of fuchsia plants.
Also in Spring dig in manure around the plant, or a high nitrogen feed. During the summer months dig in e.g. fish, blood and bonemeal, pelleted chicken manure, or fish emulsion, or use a balanced Liquid feed. Remember fuchsias are greedy feeders.
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