Train cuttings for low cost versions of these premium plants, says AG’s gardening editor Kris Collins
Cuttings and initial training:
1) Take a non-flowering tip with two or three leaf sets. Cut just below a pair of leaves, remove the lower leaf set and insert into compost. Place in a propagator or cover with polythene until rooted.
3) As roots fill out, pot on into 5in (13cm) pots of multipurpose compost and keep moist. Add a sturdy support to the pot, and tie in or clip the fuchsia at regular intervals to keep it growing straight.
Standards by size:
Mini standard: 6-10in (15-25cm)
Quarter standard: 10-18in (25-45cm)
Half standard: 18in-1½ft (45-75cm)
Full standard: 1-3½ft (75cm-1m)