Posted: Mar-13-2004 at 11:43pm
I know I asked this last year and you all were so nice and told me what to do but I didn't save the info.
I see green sprouts at the base of my fuschia but so far no green buds along the very dead looking stems. Do I prune the old stems out? Cut them back? Leave them alone completely (step away from the pruners?)? If I cut them back, do I do it now? If not now, when? TIA!
I promise to remember what to do next year and not bother you all again, really I do!
Posted: Mar-14-2004 at 12:53am
You can do a scrape test to see if branches are still green, but it is still a little early yet. I would wait another 3-4 weeks before pruning of any dead branches, when you see the leaf buds just beginning to break open. I haven't actually gone looking at the fuchsias yet. I will look tomorrow to be positive, it just feels early yet.
Probably going to see more dead branches this year because it was a colder year.
Posted: Mar-15-2004 at 4:24pm
Thanks, Debbie, for the info. I'll wait.
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