Beginning with the outdoor garden, this book shows how to grow fuchsias as specimen plants, for summer bedding, in the rockery, underplanted with bulbs, as hedges and as trained shapes. Beautifully illustrated galleries showcase an inspirational range of colours and types. A section on container gardens shows how to use fuchsias in large pots, urns, troughs, boxes, hanging baskets, hanging pots, wall troughs, wall pots, chimney pots and more. A comprehensive techniques section looks at every aspect of basic fuchsia care. Advice on how to deal with pests and diseases is included, as well as a detailed calendar of care for the year. Finally, an illustrated directory provides the perfect resource for growers looking for the best varieties. With its wealth of hands-on practical advice, step-by-step sequences and 800 colour photographs, this is the ideal reference book for everyone who has a passion for these beautiful and well-loved plants. * How to grow fuchsias in the garden, from summer bedding, shrub borders and rockeries to permanent beds, hedges and cottage gardens, as well as expert tips for growing fuchsias indoors * Advice for growing fuchsias in a wide range of containers, including pots, urns, troughs, boxes, hanging baskets, hanging pots, half-baskets, wall troughs, wall pots and chimney pots * A fully illustrated directory of over 500 fuchsia varieties provides a description of the colour and size of the flowers and foliage, the growth habit, hardiness, recommended climate zones, the plant’s original hybridizer and its year of introduction * “A fantastic book full of facts and great pictures. A ‘must-have’ for both the newcomer to fuchsias and the more experienced grower. It is easy to understand and encourages us to have a go!” Carol Gubler, President of the British Fuchsia Society.
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