Fuchsias, with their striking, exotic flowers, are among the most popular and versatile of garden plants. They come in an enormous range of colours – from white and pale pink to aubergine and blue – and can be grown both outdoors and inside, in containers, hanging baskets, summer beds and conservatories. They also have a wide range of growth types, from upright and bushy to trailing and cascading, and are easy to train into graceful shapes such as standards and pyramids, or even espaliers and novelty topiary shapes.
This beautiful book is an essential reference for gardeners and anyone interested in these wonderful and distinctive flowering plants. It contains fascinating history, practical advice on how to grow fuchsias, as well as an illustrated directory of cultivars.
John Nicholass is a retired industrial chemist, currently running his own local gardening business in the south-west of England. A keen gardener, he has collected and grown fuchsias for more than 25 years. He cultivates a comprehensive personal collection of fuchsias and exhibits widely at local and national shows. John is a member of the British Fuchsia Society and currently both secretary and show secretary of the Bristol Fuchsia & Geranium Society.