Jumbo Plugs

I have ordered some jumbo plug fuchsia plants. I have mentioned before how much I love them so this is very exciting to me 😉 I’ll buy a couple of fully grown ones for the summer, to add instant impact, but will plant these smaller ones on and hope in a couple of years they are big and bushy.

I went for- Dollar Princess, Display, Winston Churchill, Koralle and  Mountain Gold.

There is enough variety among them to keep them interesting, and with each one in their own pot i hope they will make a lovely summer display.

Jumbo plug plants are generally raised from cuttings and are significantly larger than standard plug plants from the start. The varieties grown are quite different from normal ‘plugs’. Generally grown for hanging baskets or containers, jumbo plugs are ready to be dropped into 9-10cm pots (or even their final destinations straight away).

My first try with ‘jumbos’ and fuchsias come to that, I’m excited to find out how they turn out 🙂

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dy Swindlehurst on March 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Good luck with these Amy! I’m not a great fuchsia lover but last year put two fuchsia plants along with some others in a container in the front garden and then I neglected them totally. Long after the other plants has died the fuchsias kept going. They were still flowering at Christmas and died only when we had frost in January. This year I am planting more of them because they were such good value!
    Dy xxx

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  2. My Mum had 2 Fuchsias in chimney pots, they lasted years and years and years 🙂

    Oh I had an email from Money Saving Epert (Martin Lewis) today and there is a deal of 100 plants for £15 so head over to his website, might be nothing of interest but you never know.

    Good luck
    Debs

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  3. Posted by a strawberry patch on March 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I envy you! I can only dream of growing fuchsias in the American South-too hot and humid!

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