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I’ve got spring bulbs shooting and I’ve also still got fuschia’s flowering! I didn’t know whether to cut them down and store away till summer or to leave them, seeing as they are still flowering.

Spring Bulbs'

During a mild winter, spring bulbs will start to appear earlier than usual; the minute the cold weather arrives they will simply stop growing and wait for the warmer weather to return. They are frost proof so no harm will come to them (all to do with the high levels of sugars in the cells which stop them freezing).

Regarding your fuchsia’s, if they are hardy varieties, always leave them until the spring arrives before cutting down, as the branches actually protect the heart of the shrub from frost damage. If they are the semi-hardy varieties, move the posts into a cold but frost-free area to protect from frost damage with horticultural fleece.

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