Fuchsia Sir Matt Busby (Trailing) | 5 Large Plug Plants
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Fuchsia Sir Matt Busby (Trailing) | 5 Large Plug Plants

Possibly the best red & white trailing fuchsia on the market according to many and who are we to argue!

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210060 Price:  £6.99

Possibly the best red & white trailing fuchsia on the market according to many and who are we to argue! From the ‘Buds of May’ range, these vibrant red and white double flowers look stunning when planted in hanging baskets gives medium to large flowers that give a real colour impact to any display.
Fuchsia ‘Sir Matt Busby’ is a first class, ‘top of the league’ fuchsia. (As many of you will know, Matt Busby was a very successful football player and later, manager, in the mid-20th century). This trailing fuchsia was named in his honour and is a classic in the fuchsia world

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  5 Large Plug Plants
Habit:  Trailing
Eventual Height:  30cm (12")
Eventual Spread:  45cm (18")
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  White
Secondary Flower Colour:  Red
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  Yes
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Scented?  Not Scented
Plant Type:  Annual
Botanical name:  Fuchsia x hybrida

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Size guide - Pack of 5 Fuchsia Plug Plants 

Pot ready, large, healthy plants individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm/10cm diameter pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4-5cm deep x 3-4cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

Please Note - Our fuchsia plug plants have been 'pinched out' to encourage the development of bushy side shoots. Pinching the growing tip during the early growing phase produces stronger, neater plants with lots more flowers and prevents 'leggy' growth.


Fuchsias are stunning and can be planted in all manner of containers, baskets or situations. They are very rewarding and extremely easy to grow from plug plants.

Transplant your plugs on the day you receive them if you can. Use a good quality, free draining multipurpose compost. 10cm pots (4”) are the best size to use. If you are using old pots, make sure you sterilise them first to remove any pathogens. We find Jeys Fluid to be the best, if you can’t find any, give them a good wash with warm water and soap.

Your Fuchsias can be moved to their final positions, whether container, basket or into open ground, as soon as they have developed a good root ball. Carefully remove the pot and check the roots -they should be white and fill the pot evenly.

Depending on how you wish to display your fuchsias – for instance in a hanging basket or as pot plants - removing the growing point will encourage the production of side shoots to produce a well-proportioned plant. Trailing varieties will benefit from one pinch whereas a bush variety may require two or more. Pinching will delay flowering by approximately 6 weeks but the improved display makes the wait well worthwhile!

Watering is perhaps the most important task during the growing season, two very simple but basic rules being; never allow the plants to dry out and never allow the plant to stand in waterlogged conditions for any length of time. Over watering can result in flower and leaf drop. (Water standing for a very short period in a tray or plant saucer will not cause harm). Aim to water in the evening and to keep the soil evenly moist. In very hot weather an overhead spray will be beneficial.

Fuchsias are fast growing plants and regular feeding will be necessary to sustain them, starting with a balanced feed applied weekly approximately six weeks after potting. Large plants, especially those planted in baskets, may be fed more often to ensure a long flowering period.

Botrytis (Grey Mould) and Rust are the two main diseases affecting fuchsias. A well-grown plant seldom succumbs, so the best defence is to pay careful attention to growing conditions, watering, feeding, etc., and to inspect your plants frequently for signs of disease. If treatment is required several treatments are available.

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Fuchsia Sir Matt Busby (Trailing) | 5 Large Plug Plants
Friday, 12 June 2020  | 

Good sized plants in good condition

Fuchsia Sir Matt Busby
Monday, 1 June 2020  | 

Delivery of all products good not be faulted however, these plants arrived in very limp and one or two of the limbs were broken. I planted them and nurtured them but to no avail, sadly they never recovered.

Quality plants reasonably priced
Wednesday, 20 May 2020  | 

All my plants arrived when I asked and all in a perfect condition they were packaged really secure in bubble wrap and a good strong box . Since I have transferred my plants into containers they have gone from strength to strength as they always do when buying from Brookside. Don’t buy off anyone else Brookside by far the best I have found .

Sir Matt Busby fuschia
Monday, 4 May 2020  | 

Arrived when they said it would, the plants were in great condition and I,m very happy with my order

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