GROWING FULL STANDARD FUCHSIAS CALENDAR
By David Marks
This is a summary of all the key dates you need to know for growing a full standard fuchsia in the UK. Our main page on this subject with lots more information including mini and half standards can be found here. The calendar dates are average for the UK. If you want the dates to be adjusted for the specific weather conditions where you live in the UK / Ireland then click here. It only takes a minute and the dates will be customised permanently over all pages in this website.
CALENDAR FOR GROWING FULL STANDARD FUCHSIAS
|The third week of April
|Take cuttings if you have a mother plant.
See next entry for buying plug plants.
The first week of May
|Buy plug plants
Up to last week of October
|Grow on outside as a standard
Last week of October to
first week of March
|Grow protected - min. 10°C / 50°F
Last week of October
|Stop nitrogen feed, apply Blood Fish and Bone
late December and late February. Water sparingly.
Last week of November
|Pinch out growing tip leaving 3 side shoots,
height of fuchsia will be about 105cm / 42in
|Late February onwards
|Whenever temperature allows place plants outside
First week of April
|Resume nitrogen feed, start to water more often
Second week of June
|Start to feed with tomato plant fertiliser