Whenever I see fuchsia plants in the Netherlands, they look small and tiny. Especially compared to the specimens I saw while travelling through Ireland. Because over there they're not necessarily garden plants, they're the hedges separating the roads from the fields. And when they grow too much, a mower comes past and mows them to a managable size again. However, within a week they are back in bloom and look absolutely great.
Fuchsias in the Netherlands don't really get the chance to become that big and that is mainly due to the weather. Because during the winter we get frost over here and they don't really like that. However, in Ireland there are hardly any frosts at all and the fuchsias thrive!
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