Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'

fuchsia

2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or loam-based potting compost)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    One of the hardier fuchsias, this one will survive outside in sheltered gardens throughout the year, especially if tucked in with a generous layer of mulch in autumn. It is a bushy, upright, deciduous shrub, which produces slender, green-tipped, white flowers that appear to drip from the stems for several months throuout summer and autumn. Providing long lasting interest, it is perfect for mixed or shrub borders, and will even make an attractive, informal hedge.

  • Garden care: To encourage bushy growth, pinch out the growing tips of young plants after the sixth or seventh pair of leaves. During the growing season water regularly, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month. Cut back to the permanent framework in early spring.

Anemone × hybrida 'Königin Charlotte'

Japanese anemone ( syn. Queen Charlotte )

Brings autumn colour to the garden

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5.0

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  • Hardy (5)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

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5.0

beautiful

By cat

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Patio

    Comments about Fuchsia 'Hawkshead':

    Wonderful healthy plants that even a incompetent gardener like myself couldn't fail

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    5.0

    I would recommend this product

    By Kate

    from Croydon

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Patio

      Comments about Fuchsia 'Hawkshead':

      Very healthy plant

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Keen but clueless
       
      5.0

      Lovely Tall Fuchsia

      By Margaret

      from Cambridge

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

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        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Fuchsia 'Hawkshead':

        A truly lovely hardy no long-flowering fuchsia whic grows beautifully at the back of the bed. It's at its best in dappled shade where you can really appreciate its white eardrop flowers.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
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        5.0

        This Fuchsia bush never disappoints

        By PollyKettle

        from East Hampshire

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Fuchsia 'Hawkshead':

          Totally Hardy and lasts for years. Bought to replace he one I could not move from my previous garden.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Top rate plant

          By Joan

          from Manchester

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy
          • Versatile

          Cons

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            • Garden
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            Comments about Fuchsia 'Hawkshead':

            Beautiful plant - in tiptop condition.

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Keen but clueless

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            • Q:

              Hi is there a pure white fuchsia plant please
              Asked on 5/11/2016 by Saz from Sheffield

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              • Plant Doctor

                A:

                Hello there
                This plant has white flowers with a subtle trace of green on the tips. Sorry we don't sell a pure white form.

                Answered on 7/11/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
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              Hi could you tell me if the flowers are white please
              Asked on 3/11/2016 by Saz from Sheffield

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              • Plant Doctor

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                Hello there
                The flowers are white with a little bit of green at the tips.

                Answered on 4/11/2016 by Anonymous from crocus
            • Q:

              Plant for a difficult North East corner

              Dear Helen Please can you help me? I have a space next to my front door that is crying out for a pretty plant. It measures about a metre square. However I am struggling to find something that will grow. It is North East facing and pretty much permanently in the shade. The soil is very moist due to being right on top of the soakaway from the guttering. It is good soil though. I would like a climber of some sort, but not one that will get out of control too quickly. Can you help me please? Regards Kathryn
              Asked on 8/4/2010 by kathryn

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              • A:

                Hello Kathryn, I'm afraid the conditions you describe are far from ideal, so you will struggle to get something to grow - especially something that is not too tough and vigorous. I would consider using the climbing Hydrangea as although it will eventually get quite big it is quite slow getting started. Alternatively opt for a flowering shrub like a hardier Fuchsia. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

                Answered on 8/4/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
            • Q:

              Fuchsia pruning

              Hello, My 'Pink Pearl' Fuchsia bush needs to be cut back- it's very overgrown and untidy, but I have no idea when I should do this. Can you help? Irene
              Asked on 20/11/2009 by Irene

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              • A:

                Hello Irene, In really cold areas, this should be trimmed now by cutting all the stems back by a third, but in milder areas, you should wait until the new growth is emerging in spring. It may tolerate a harder prune in spring, however it can be risky and you may lose it. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

                Answered on 20/11/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
            • Q:

              Will Fuchsias attract the bees?

              I am keen to plant bee attracting flowers though have very limited bed space. I have one small bed with Fuschias. Are these attractive to bees? I would appreciate your advice. Sincerely, Ruth
              Asked on 30/7/2009 by Ruth Boswell

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              • A:

                Hello Ruth, Honeybees love most of the Fuchsias, so they make an excellent choice for a shadier bed.

                Answered on 31/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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