How frequently should I water

lazygardener(z8 OR ,Bverton)July 30, 2004

I have a hardy fuschia( Surprise ). It has been growing

outdoor for 3 years. I noticed recently it has

been dropping leaves. I am wondering if watering

has been too much or the heat. Last week we

had 3 days of 100s.

Thanks

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fuchsiabonsailady(z8 UK)

Hi LG,
They don't like 100f, a bit too hot for them. If it's growing in the garden 'watering' isn't such a problem, because any excess freely drains away.

If it's growing in a pot, only water in the mornings, if it has wiltered by late afternoon give the foliage a spray if possible with rain water.

This time of year lower leaves do begin to fall off, excessive watering together with hot weather will increase the leaf drop - Kath:)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2004 at 3:48PM
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lazygardener(z8 OR ,Bverton)

I am sorry that was typo.
Not dropping leaves but dropping flowers.

Sorry about that.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2004 at 5:08PM
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lazygardener(z8 OR ,Bverton)

Also another question I want to ask - if
fish emulsion once a month okay for fuschia.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2004 at 6:17PM
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fuchsiabonsailady(z8 UK)

If you mean the flowers are dropping off after having fully bloomed, that's OK, but if you mean they are falling off at bud stage or before they have fully bloomed this can also be due to excessive heat/overwatering.

Yes fish emulsion is ok but you would be better off using a balanced feed, diluted to a quarter strength and use every watering. - Kath:)

    Bookmark   August 1, 2004 at 3:03AM
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lazygardener(z8 OR ,Bverton)

That was dropping the fully blossomed flowers only.
I guess then that is okay, I did not recollect
the last year.

Do you mean, fush emulsion can be given during
every watering ?
Quarter strength meaning 1 emulsion for every 4
water ? Isn;t that very strong ?
Fish emulsion manual says 2 tablespoon for every
gallob of water.

Thanks,
-LG

    Bookmark   August 1, 2004 at 11:42AM
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drinkmorewater

LG, I think Kath means quarter of whatever strength is recommended on the fertilizer packaging. If they say 2 tblsp for every gallon, go with half tbsp for a gallon.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2004 at 4:17PM
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fuchsiabonsailady(z8 UK)

yes that's right Meera - Kath:)

    Bookmark   August 2, 2004 at 2:56AM
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