The Fuchsia is a delightful flowering shrub and one of the most versatile plants available to the home gardener. When established in the garden bed or growing in a pot or basket the enchanting bells of colour will add breathtaking beauty to any setting. It blooms in profusion for many months of the year.
Weald View Gardens grew out of a love for Fuchsias and we hope to foster this same interest in those who visit our nursery and wander through the picturesque display garden. Here, the long tendrils of colour cascading from the hanging baskets and the natural rock-edged gardens show the Fuchsias to their best advantage from November to June.
Novice and experienced gardeners alike will find the Fuchsia a most rewarding plant to grow. We stock many of the spectacular new varieties and species as well as the old favourites. We are continually adding new fuchsia cultivars from overseas and Australia as well as our own.
We are a specialist nursery and offer advice on the selection and
cultivation of Fuchsias to enable you to achieve the best results.
Chris, Roger and Don Scrase
October Long Weekend to June Long Weekend
OPEN WEEKENDS AND SOME PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed end June Long Weekend to beginning October Long Weekend
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day (26th Dec), New Years Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day until 12 noon
To visit the Nursery outside these times please contact us to make arrangements.
Bus and other groups welcome.
New Releases 2018
We were part of a number of Garden Shows, some in the city and others in the country.
It is always great to talk Fuchsias with other growers. We hope our advice helps gardeners grow their Fuchsias successfully but we also learn from others’ success. We are able then to pass on information to people to help them in their Fuchsia growing.
Our country nursery visits are always great fun. We have been visiting these nurseries for many years and it is always great to catch up with country Fuchsia growers.
Although our retail outlet is closed through winter, you are welcome to ring if you need advice or we always have plants available and can arrange to open the nursery for you.
We wind down a bit through the winter months but spend the time preparing for the new season. We look forward to our many shows next year and to meeting again the many Fuchsia growers throughout South Australia and Australia.
Festival of Flowers
October Long Weekend to June Long Weekend
Weekends and Some Public Holidays -Contact us for further information
Garden Shows 2019
Weald View Gardens is displaying and selling Fuchsias at the following:
March – 27th – March– 31st – Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
April 7th -SA Autumn Garden Festival- Clare
April – 131h – ABC Gardeners Market - Collinswood
April – 20th – 21st - Barossa Nursery - Nuriootpa
April – 27th -28th – Festival of Flowers - St Paul’s College - Gillis Plains
April – 27th - Fullarton Market
May – 4th-5th – The Earthworks – Berri
May – 10th-12th – Hutchison’s Nursery – Naracoorte
May – 18th – Yorkreactions – Minlaton.
May – 25th – Fullarton Market
Please note: Due to the Garden Shows, the Nursery will be CLOSED on the following days.
March 31st, May 5th, and May 12th
Summer is upon us and it is time to prepare Fuchsias for autumn and winter flowering.
Fuchsias find the hot weather stressing and it is important to give your plants a light summer trim to help them through the hottest part of the year.
A big plant in full flower is under stress and the flowers burn even in the most ideal of conditions. You only need to visit the nursery after a hot spell to see what I mean!
By trimming your plants particularly those in containers and ones newly planted in the garden, you are reducing the size of the plant and taking the flowers and buds off. Do this trim prune in the period from just after Christmas until the first week of January. This means the Fuchsia is no longer under stress and it will need less water. I find at home I reduce the watering by approximately half but I always check to see how heavy the baskets are. Once the plant starts to shoot and flower again you will need the increase the watering.
The plants are back on flower by the end of February and will continue to flower through the autumn and well into winter. Certainly a bright spot of colour in the cooler months when there are not a lot of other things flowering.
Once you have trimmed your Fuchsias, keep them moist and before you know it, they will be budding up and flowering. Hopefully by then the worst of the hot weather has gone and you can sit back and enjoy the spectacular flowers in the cooler months.
It is also recommended to trim any new plants in this same period. It is difficult to take all the flowers off a new plant but when you pot up a young plant, it settles more quickly in a new pot and puts on stronger growth and roots if it has been trimmed. It will still be in flower within about 6 -8 weeks and flower through the autumn and winter months.
Fuchsia "Peachy Blossom"
Peachy Blossom is a sport of Fuchsia Peachy
It has medium bushy growth
Large Flowers most of the year
Weald View Gardens Display
Garden Shows 2018
The Earthworks 2018