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Liztai's Journal

Liztai's Journal

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29 September 2013 03:17:03

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MY FUCHSIAS at August 24 2013

(Editing this isn't as easy as I thought)

Auntie Jinks
Beauty of Exeter
Dark Eyes
Garden News
Harry Gray
Lady Bacon
Lady Boothby
Mrs Popple
Neon White
Pink Spangles also know as Mieke Meursing. 
Red/White large ? Lady Thumb
Red/White small ?Swingtime?
Waveney Sunrise
Winston Churchill


What we have labeled WINSTON CHURCHILL is in fact almost certainly PINK SPANGLES, also known as Mieke Meursing. 1969 (Hopgood) (I have 2, Hazel has one)

 What we have labeled PINK SPANGLES may well be DARK EYES, though this was not listed on the boxes we bought. It is double, red tube and sepals with purple corolla blotched with red. Equally, it could be WINSTON CHURCHILL since it also looks like pictures, though I wouldn't describe the corolla as 'blue'. (I have 1, Hazel has 2.)

Then there is the Woodies DARK EYES which turned out to be a delightful Red/white, with the lovely habit of the Red Tube/sepals 'cradling' the white double corolla. Think it could be Swingtime, but not sure.


I got a cutting of LADY BACON from Jimi Blake of Huntingbrook Gardens, and bought a pot of CORALLINA from his sister, June Blake who lives next door.


In case you think I only grow fuchsias, here is a Japanese Anemone I got from Auntie Ede - who passed on her love of gardening which she must have learned from our grandmother, Edith.

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Clara Clara 29 September 2013 07:54:01

Welcome Liztai.... I love all your beautiful Fuchsias and the way you have them planted ...

Jackie Jackie 29 September 2013 07:58:27

Wow that is some list. And welcome to the site I'm sure you will love it. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 September 2013 08:19:20

Great list, Elizabeth. Keep the journals coming.

fran m fran m 29 September 2013 08:36:00

I wish I had names for the two I gave you, that is some collection Elzabeth well done.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 29 September 2013 10:33:05

Even though I've been helping in you garden I had no idea just how many different fuchsias you have!!!! Now we are waiting for the photos ......

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 29 September 2013 12:35:42

A great collection Elizabeth. Hope we will have more albums and journals from you over the coming months.

Rachel Rachel 29 September 2013 13:15:23

You are indeed a fuchsia-holic! And, great to hear from you. I am very pleased to finally get a name for that hardy fuchsia of June Blake's. I also got a cutting of Corallina from her a while back but never knew the name.

TerriShoos TerriShoos 29 September 2013 13:58:35

Alan says your fuchsia bed is proper artistic - and he should know! Lovely, I could get hooked on them too. 

Periwinkle Periwinkle 29 September 2013 18:41:33

Elizabeth, great to have you on the site! What a lovely collection of fushias!

andyf7 andyf7 29 September 2013 20:59:59

you do like your fushias and no wonder, their fab.

Liztai Liztai 29 September 2013 23:54:54

Thanks for the comments everyone. You are all very kind.

As for the tiered bed - I just had the idea - wanting a way to maximize the south-facing side of the garden. But it was Tony my husband who made it happen - isn't that what we all want - a spouse/friend who can make your dreams come true!

Image 2 shows Southgate - not frost hardy, so we'll see if it survives.

Fran, your two now have new names - Fran's 1st and Fran's 2nd in the order in which I planted them. When they flower, we'll see if they get their original names back again.

I also have another one with a temporary name - Dealz Darling - the only survivor of 13 at 50c each. The rest died of botrytris and I learned some newbie lessons about moisture and ventilation

Scrubber Scrubber 09 December 2013 15:50:13

It sounds like there's a national collection in the offing there. Well done elizabeth. Now we want more news!


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