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I have a few fuschia cuttings in a jar of water - the roots are now showing.
I did the same last year and at the sme point I put them in pots with a mixture of potting compost and sharp sand.
They all died so I am asking for recommendations of the best way forward.
I may add that the roots are half to three quarters of an inch long.
These are cuttings from my late neighbours plant and have sentimental value. His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed.
Thanks Roger.

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On Mon, 2 Sep 2019 14:25:32 -0700 (PDT), PuttPutt wrote:

I have a few fuschia cuttings in a jar of water - the roots are now showing.
I did the same last year and at the sme point I put them in pots with a mixture of potting compost and sharp sand.
They all died so I am asking for recommendations of the best way forward.
I may add that the roots are half to three quarters of an inch long.
These are cuttings from my late neighbours plant and have sentimental value. His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed.
Thanks Roger.


Rooting on water is never a good idea IMO as the roots are too tender.
If you still have access to cutting material the best to root them around
the edge of a pot containing you compost evern without the sharp sand.
Cover with a plastic bag and check for those that will rot.
Otherwise you may have to do a tricky exercise of putting a pot in a bigger
pot full of water, hold your rooted cutting while gradually addon compost
to the pot. The 'mud' will get thicker and thicker until you can remove the
outer container and let the water drain away.
Best of luck. It's not easy.
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On 02/09/2019 23:33, Jim S wrote:
On Mon, 2 Sep 2019 14:25:32 -0700 (PDT), PuttPutt wrote:

I have a few fuschia cuttings in a jar of water - the roots are now showing.
I did the same last year and at the sme point I put them in pots with a mixture of potting compost and sharp sand.
They all died so I am asking for recommendations of the best way forward.
I may add that the roots are half to three quarters of an inch long.
These are cuttings from my late neighbours plant and have sentimental value. His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed.
Thanks Roger.


Rooting on water is never a good idea IMO as the roots are too tender.
If you still have access to cutting material the best to root them around
the edge of a pot containing you compost evern without the sharp sand.
Cover with a plastic bag and check for those that will rot.
Otherwise you may have to do a tricky exercise of putting a pot in a bigger
pot full of water, hold your rooted cutting while gradually addon compost
to the pot. The 'mud' will get thicker and thicker until you can remove the
outer container and let the water drain away.
Best of luck. It's not easy.

What I have done the few times I have rooted something in water is to
dust the roots with dry peat so that it coats the roots then pot, that
way the roots dont clump together.
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On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:43:19 AM UTC+1, Dave Hill wrote:
On 02/09/2019 23:33, Jim S wrote:
On Mon, 2 Sep 2019 14:25:32 -0700 (PDT), PuttPutt wrote:

I have a few fuschia cuttings in a jar of water - the roots are now showing.
I did the same last year and at the sme point I put them in pots with a mixture of potting compost and sharp sand.
They all died so I am asking for recommendations of the best way forward.
I may add that the roots are half to three quarters of an inch long.
These are cuttings from my late neighbours plant and have sentimental value. His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed.
Thanks Roger.


Rooting on water is never a good idea IMO as the roots are too tender.
If you still have access to cutting material the best to root them around
the edge of a pot containing you compost evern without the sharp sand.
Cover with a plastic bag and check for those that will rot.
Otherwise you may have to do a tricky exercise of putting a pot in a bigger
pot full of water, hold your rooted cutting while gradually addon compost
to the pot. The 'mud' will get thicker and thicker until you can remove the
outer container and let the water drain away.
Best of luck. It's not easy.

What I have done the few times I have rooted something in water is to
dust the roots with dry peat so that it coats the roots then pot, that
way the roots dont clump together.


I will take fresh cuttings and put around the edge of a pot, and also do as you say and keep my fingers crossed, thanks all.
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On 2 Sep 2019 14:25, PuttPutt wrote:
I have a few fuschia cuttings in a jar of water - the roots are now showing.
I did the same last year and at the sme point I put them in pots with a mixture of potting compost and sharp sand.
They all died so I am asking for recommendations of the best way forward.
I may add that the roots are half to three quarters of an inch long.
These are cuttings from my late neighbours plant and have sentimental value. His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed.
Thanks Roger.


Others have answered your question but I have one for you, What do you
mean "His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed" ? Just
curious.

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On Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:04:09 +0100, Bob Hobden wrote:

On 2 Sep 2019 14:25, PuttPutt wrote:
I have a few fuschia cuttings in a jar of water - the roots are now showing.
I did the same last year and at the sme point I put them in pots with a mixture of potting compost and sharp sand.
They all died so I am asking for recommendations of the best way forward.
I may add that the roots are half to three quarters of an inch long.
These are cuttings from my late neighbours plant and have sentimental value. His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed.
Thanks Roger.


Others have answered your question but I have one for you, What do you
mean "His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed" ? Just
curious.


Since you're asking questions - is it fuschia or fuchsia?
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On 3 Sep 2019 17:37, Jim S wrote:
On Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:04:09 +0100, Bob Hobden wrote:

On 2 Sep 2019 14:25, PuttPutt wrote:
I have a few fuschia cuttings in a jar of water - the roots are now showing.
I did the same last year and at the sme point I put them in pots with a mixture of potting compost and sharp sand.
They all died so I am asking for recommendations of the best way forward.
I may add that the roots are half to three quarters of an inch long.
These are cuttings from my late neighbours plant and have sentimental value. His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed.
Thanks Roger.


Others have answered your question but I have one for you, What do you
mean "His beautiful garden was destroyed when he passed" ? Just
curious.


Since you're asking questions - is it fuschia or fuchsia?


Oxford English says Fuchsia (for Fuchs a German botanist).


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On 03/09/2019 18:31, Bob Hobden wrote:
On 3 Sep 2019 17:37, Jim S wrote:

Since you're asking questions - is it fuschia or fuchsia?


Oxford English says Fuchsia (for Fuchs a German botanist).



And it should of course not be pronounced few-shia the way I was taught,
but fooch-sia. Where that's a short oo like foot, not long like boot,
and the ch is like the Scots loch.

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On 3 Sep 2019 22:33, Jenny M Benson wrote:
On 03/09/2019 21:26, Vir Campestris wrote:


And it should of course not be pronounced few-shia the way I was taught,
but fooch-sia. Where that's a short oo like foot, not long like boot,
and the ch is like the Scots loch.


Are you also in favour of dahlia being pronounced Dahl (as in Roald)-ia?!

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My Collingridge dictionary of plant names says..

Fuchsia. fuks-ee-a (after Leonhart Fuchs a German physician and
Herbalist)

Dahlia. dah-lee-a (after Dr Anders Dahl a Swedish botanist).

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On Tue, 3 Sep 2019 22:33:44 +0100, Jenny M Benson wrote:

On 03/09/2019 21:26, Vir Campestris wrote:


And it should of course not be pronounced few-shia the way I was taught,
but fooch-sia. Where that's a short oo like foot, not long like boot,
and the ch is like the Scots loch.


Are you also in favour of dahlia being pronounced Dahl (as in Roald)-ia?!


Or cameelia rather as camellia
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On Tue, 3 Sep 2019 02:39:55 -0700 (PDT), PuttPutt
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I have a few fuschia cuttings in a jar of water - the roots are now showing.


Getting back on subject :-) Now is a great time to take hardwood
cuttings, thickness of a pencil, pushed into compost, a dozen or more
in same pot, with a third still showing, leave pot, outside, forget
about till spring, next may you should have most growing, easy and no
work! I take about 800 cuttings a year, tip, softwood and hardwood,
but never in water

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On 04/09/2019 00:40, Jim S wrote:
On Tue, 3 Sep 2019 22:33:44 +0100, Jenny M Benson wrote:

On 03/09/2019 21:26, Vir Campestris wrote:


And it should of course not be pronounced few-shia the way I was taught,
but fooch-sia. Where that's a short oo like foot, not long like boot,
and the ch is like the Scots loch.


Are you also in favour of dahlia being pronounced Dahl (as in Roald)-ia?!


Or cameelia rather as camellia

I don't know Czech, but reading wonkypedia it perhaps ought to be
kahmlia (with a silent H IYSWIM)

Must take those cuttings...

Andy


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