We specialise in fuchsias and pelargoniums with over 300 varieties to choose from – many of which have been grown here at our nursery and are not available to buy elsewhere. We attend and exhibit at all of the major RHS shows having won medals including a silver at Chelsea a few years ago. We have achieved many gold medals since then and are renowned across the country for the superb quality of our blooms.
We do not send plug plants out to customers but if you are attending any of the RHS Shows we will be happy to reserve them at the show for you to collect. Please see our up to date availability from March 2020.
Our very own Emilio De Beer, who trained at the Pershore Horticultural College, is the Managing Director of Fuchsiavale. For further information, you can contact Emilio on 01299 251162.
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The fuschia is a beautiful, exotic flower with striking two-tone colors. It is quite unusual with regard to its shape and the fact that they are really delicate. These beautiful flowers are great just about anywhere in your garden. However, you will find fuchsia growing best in hanging baskets on the patio.
Caring for your Fuschias
Plant hardy fuchsias in early summer for best success. You can also plant later in summer, but you’ll need to keep water more in dry weather to help the fuchsias establish.
Although they are hardy, planting from autumn to spring makes them vulnerable to cold damage and they may not survive their first season so easily.
A sunny or dappled-shady spot is best for a healthy plant and a good show of flowers. They will tolerate most soil types, but will not fare well in the extremes where the ground is wet or dry. Hedges of hardy fuchsia only really grow well in mild locations – in colder regions they are killed to the ground in winter! This is one to try in the shelter of the city; southern England, coastal Wales, Cumbria and on the west coast of Scotland
Smaller hardy Fuchsia are ideal little shrubs for growing in containers – great for adding long-lasting colour to a patio or paved area. For a healthy, container-grown plants, choose a loam-based compost such as John Innes No. 2 or a peat free multi-purpose compost.
Common problems with Fuschias
Hardy fuchsias are relatively easy to grow, but they can suffer from problems from time to time. These are usually easy to control, such as glasshouse whitefly and vine weevil grubs (which munch away at the roots), but there are trickier problems. Fuchsia gall mite is a new pest to be on the lookout for; while fuchsia rust and red spider mite are difficult to control.
Other pests and diseases to watch out for include aphids, capsid bugs, grey mould, mealybug and fuchsia flea beetle.
Pelargoniums (often called ‘tender geraniums’) are bright, cheerful summer-flowering plants. If you are looking for a show-stopping bedding plant, a drought-tolerant hanging basket plant or something new for the windowsill or conservatory, pelargoniums make a great choice. There’s plenty to choose from so here are some pointers on which to grow.
There are three main types that are popular for summer-long colour:
• Zonal – Grow this pelargonium for bedding displays or in containers on a sunny patio. Many have attractive foliage with purple or maroon markings in zones on the leaves, hence the name. Plants are upright and bushy with succulent stems and offer clusters of single or double flowers in red, salmon, pink or white
• Regal – Another popular type of pelargonium that flower slightly earlier than the Zonal. Plant up several in pots to brighten an outside space or enjoy them indoors. Their ruffled flowers are some of the showiest offered in shades of mauve, pink, purple or white
• Angel – Similar to Regal pelargoniums, Angel types are compacter and bushier. Darker markings on the upper petals give the flowers a pansy-like look. They make an excellent choice for pots indoors or out
Caring for your Pelargoniums
Wait until frosts have past if you are growing your pelargonium in a bedding scheme or standing pots outdoors for the summer. This is not usually before the end of May in most parts of the UK (and early to mid June in Scotland). Also, it’s important to take a couple of weeks to harden off your plants, a way of acclimatising them to outdoor living.
Remove all packaging straight away from newly arrived plug plants and pot them up either into cell trays or individual pots. Grow these on in a bright, warm (7-21°C / 45-70°F) place until ready to plant out. If you have overwintered container-grown plants which you plan to keep in pots, repot them in spring.
Grow pelargoniums in borders or containers. In borders or beds, plant in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil. Most flower best in full sun. However, Regal cultivars prefer partial shade and Zonal cultivars will tolerate some shade.
When growing in containers, either indoors or out, use peat-free multipurpose compost or soil-based compost such as John Innes No. 2. The lighter-weight multipurpose is ideal for hanging baskets. Position your indoor, conservatory or greenhouse pelargonium in full light but shade them from scorching midday sun.
Common problems with Pelargoniums
Pelargoniums are easy to grow, but there are a few things worth watching out for:
• Poor air circulation and damp conditions favour diseases such as grey mould and rust
• Pelargoniums can suffer from viruses transmitted by sap sucking insects such as thrips, or on pruning or propagating tools including knives or secateurs
• Roots of container grown plants are prone to vine weevil larvae damage
• They can also suffer from leafhopper, root mealybug and whitefly
• Dense clusters of distorted leafy shoots, often close to ground level, are leafy gall
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