MY HOBBY Fuchsias Part 2.
About 4-5 weeks ago I took a few Fuchsia cuttings just as the early parent plants started making growth, These I planted in a mixture of growbag compost and some sharp silver sand that I obtained about 8 years ago, I have been unable to find it exactly the same since. Now perhaps I should mention before I go much further, I must admit I'm afraid that I still use all Peat based composts. I know I shouldnt but 2 years ago I went peat free with disastrous results, possibly not the fault of the medium but the total cost of my losses were over £90 which I can ill afford, then there is my loss of time and enjoyment to consider to. Perhaps one day I will be forced to use peat free until then I will just feel guilty. Now back to my cuttings ,these were deposited on my (our) bedroom window sill (I get grief every year over this) until last sunday morning when I brought them down to start hardening off in the cold frame. This morning I potted on about 70% of them (the rooted ones) which are pictured, also the donor plants which i will use again and again, a lot of these will still make very reasonable plants. Also in the pictures are Busy Lizzie seedlings Allysum, Lobelia and trailing begonia plantlets.