QUES­TION TIME

EDP Norfolk - - GARDEN GUIDE -

I have a lovely stan­dard fuch­sia ‘Dol­lar Princess’. As it’s a hardy va­ri­ety will it sur­vive win­ter out­side?

The stems of even hardy stan­dard fuch­sias are very sus­cep­ti­ble to frost dam­age so your plant would have to be kept frost-free or it will be frosted back to the base and reshoot from there. If you have a cold green­house the stem could be given some pro­tec­tion with pipe lag­ging and the head with fleece but to en­sure suc­cess a warm green­house heated to around 5C is best; this would keep the plant tick­ing over un­til spring.

Taverham Nurs­ery Cantre, Fir Covert Road, Taverham, NR8 GHT, Tel: 01603 860522

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