This plant has really performed for me over the years. Since first acquiring it several years ago, and bringing it down with me to Somerset, I just keep on propagating it. I used it as bedding on newly turned soil, both in the front garden and in the back garden.
It is Winter solstice and this picture of the summer planting on the front garden is rather pretty.
What I cannot have imagined is that the ones which had grown rather too large, and which I left in the garden, are still fine. We had had several days of freezing weather on the trot, what seems like the wettest of winters, with days of mist and mizzle, and still them are going on well.
The fuchsias have been nipped by frosts but I am leaving these as the top cover will give them protection until they start to sprout in the spring, when they will be pruned back.