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Fuchsia 'Hawkshead'

Week 4: Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’ I used to think Fuchsia were a bit old fashioned. Whatever that really means. These days I certainly don’t pay any attention to fashion when it comes to plants. I just like what I find attractive at any given time. Right now I absolutely love Fuchsia. Call me old fashioned, I don’t care. My favourite is Fuchsia ‘Hawkshead’. Most fuchsia flowers are pink and purple, but this has elegant, slim, white flowers with a hint of pink. It does particularly well in living walls and I have used it a number of times now with absolutely fabulous results. Fuchsia are not that fussy. They like full sun or partial shade and flower for ever, well mainly from June to October. Quite a few of them are frost hardy too. They bloom like crazy and don’t need much attention. What’s not to love. I would recommend fuchsia to anyone who is not particularly bothered about being unfashionable… unless of course they’ve become 2017’s hottest horticultural must have… I wouldn’t know.