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.
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.
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.
How beautiful. The fuschia is a most elegant flower, and doubly welcome when little else is flowering.
Thanks Ruth. I am soaking its beauty up right now.
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.
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.
I loved the ones in my grandmother’s garden which is why I have always hankered after one.
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.
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.
Thanks for these tips Lynley. I feel encouraged to give it a go.
I wish you much success Juliet.