Hello me dears. Here we are then, in the not so bleak Mid Winter.
Our fuchsia are still flowering and have been since May. Because they are always there and always looking fab for so long it is easy to take them a bit for granted. They often don't make it onto the blog as I try to show what has newly come into its season.
To make up for this every year we hold a 'Fuchsia Fest' here at 'Delargo Towers' to showcase our collection of 31 named varieties. No new ones this year due to lockdown I am sorry to say.
So with out any further ado, I declare the 'Delargo Towers Fuchsia Fest 2021' open!
This a darling small flowered Fuchsia, which we have trained ( somewhat badly ) as a half standard.
A sweet small flowered Fuchsia. It flowers well but is very slow growing. It is a quarter standard.
One of the Bella series all of which are well worth growing. Small, compact and early flowering.
Masses of blooms and one of the earliest to flower.
This one is a showstopper, one Southern Belles series. It has biggest of all fuchsia flowers
Another sweet little flower from the Bella series. It's growth is more lax than the others
Rich lush and the sepals are 'Neyron rose' !
This is a fabulous Fuchsia and I can't tell you how much flower it has produced, simply tons.
We like this one but it is not a good doer and if anything happened to it I doubt if it would be replaced.
The colours are lovely ( Cream Flushed Pink & Pale Lavender ) but it is the shape of the corolla which makes this one a joy. When its fully open it's like a Ball Gown.
Lovely colour combinations in this one, classified as pinkish green and magenta
Upright hardy and strong.
Another showy bloom from the Southern Belles series it is naturally lax in habit but we are trying to grow one as half standard anyway.
As I come from Devon I had to grow this one and I love it. It has large pink flowers and the buds are completely round like dumplings
This Triphylla type Fuchsia is a stunner. It contrasts with the others both in shape and colour.
A little gem and such a deep colour. Upright and shrubby.
We like to have fuchsias whose names remind us of family and friends. This one is spot on and is rather jolly too, with semi upright flowers.
I adore this Fuchsia. White, tipped with pink and light lavender.
This one could have flowered a bit better than it did this year, but a lush bloom nonetheless.
The palest of pink flowers
I am very fond of this old variety. It is now being marketed as the first climbing Fuchsia
Lady Isobel Barnett
This was the first fuchsia I ever fell in love with and I still love it: pink and mauve upward facing flowers.
Truly elegant upright, pink self. One to think of training for a standard methinks .
Not many trailing Fuchsia are actually trailing. They tend just to be lax in habit. This is a trailer and flowers like mad.
The Southern Belles series again with large double flowers, white sepals and a lilac-blue corolla
This was new for us last year and we are over the moon with it. It's flowers face, upwards which is fab.
Rose of Castile
A good strong and attractive plant but I can't get excited about it.
Another stunner, masses of large double flowers, the tube and sepals crimson red and the corolla is is a deep purple, splashed with crimson.
Now this is a Fuchsia no garden should be with out. Exotic looking rich orange scarlet flowers set off by purple veined, bronzed foliage.
Soft pink and violet trailing flowers with extra long elegant sepals.
We do like upward facing flowers, this one has the most upright of them all and in abundance too. It is not just about the flower here, everything works together to make this a fab plant. foliage, vigour shape and it flowers non stop too. A joy !
There we are then me lovelies, that is all 31 of our babies. We hope to have some new arrivals in 2021.
2020 has been a very good year for Fuchsias. Some of them are still in flower now and we are still waiting for them to drop their leaves so we can make them all clean and tidy and ready to go to sleep till the Spring.
See you soon