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Old Thursday 19th February 2015, 13:08
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Smile Standard Fuchsia

Over the years I have had some success with bush type fuchsias grown as standards. This year I thought that I would go for more of a challenge and try to raise a couple of them from a trailing variety.

My stock plant is a variety called Marinka, a nice red single that drips with flowers if grown well. The two shoots at the top of this young plant will be taken as the cuttings when they are a bit bigger. It usually takes me about 15 months to raise a good standard, but it may be longer than that for a trailing variety. Patience is the key.

I will keep this thread updated with my progress, or lack of
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Old Thursday 19th February 2015, 14:20
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It will be interesting to see how you get on. Good luck!
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Old Monday 9th March 2015, 15:19
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Today I have made a start on my trailing standards. The photos show my stock plant before and after the two shoots that are to be the cuttings were removed.
These will be covered with a propagator lid to keep the air humid and hopefully will be rooted after about 21 days.
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Old Monday 9th March 2015, 22:23
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Thanks for showing the process, billybell. Fingers crossed they will root well.
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Old Thursday 9th April 2015, 14:23
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The cuttings have finally rooted, but I have to say they are not looking as healthy as I would have liked at this stage. I am hoping that they will get a boost now that I have potted them on.
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Time for an update on my two standards. Growth was very slow due to the cold May and early June. Things have started to improve now that the weather is warmer and there has been a real growth spurt during the last couple of weeks. its now just a case of removing the side shoots and flower buds as soon as they appear and keeping the stem well tied into a cane.
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Good to see they are doing well.
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love to see your update of growing that plant. I wonder, what kind of plant is that because i can see through your attachment that they seem to have wet trunk. And will it grow some flowers?
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