Sweet flowers on Sunday

Some time ago I admired this small fuchsia in a friend’s garden. Her one was a gift from her daughter so it held extra meaning and enjoyment for my friend.
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My friend kindly took a cutting from her plant and I have tended it carefully. It surprises me that it has burst into bloom in winter but perhaps all the regular rainfall and milder temperatures of late have ensured the right conditions for flowering.

The flowers are truly exquisite with their waxy upper petals edged in delicate pink, sheltering such vibrant colours and frills beneath.
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At the moment the winds have abated so I am able to have the plant, in its pot, near where I can see it with ease. At a time when the rest of the garden is very dormant this delicate show is a real treat.

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9 thoughts on “Sweet flowers on Sunday

  1. Gallivanta

    How lovely and so encouraging. I have not had success with fuchsias but you have given me the idea of trying to grow one in a pot. It’s sunny here today. What a blessing.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      I think this is a miniature fuchsia so is well suited to a pot. I move it about to avoid frost and high winds.
      I hope you succeed as they are very exquisite – they remind me of tiny ballerinas.

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  2. Juliet

    I left a comment but it didn’t show up, so here goes again: I love these sweet flowers and was wondering if Auckland might be too warm to grow some here in a pot.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      My little bit of research about growing fuchsias in Auckland indicates that they will do well. They like a steady amount of water – not too much, not too little and need shelter from frosts and high winds. A miniature would do well in a pot by all accounts. They need regular feeding in a pot. I hope you have success Juliet. Your little one would love the “dancing flowers” I am sure.

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