The delicate little flower in my vase this week is the hardy Fuchsia Mrs W P Wood.

Fuchsia-Mrs-W-P-Wood

Unlike many fuchsias it is soft and subtle in colour and form.

Fuchsia-petals-from-above 

The shrub itself however is tough and vigorous and produces hundreds of the pendulous blooms.

Fuchsia-shrub

I've found the combination of pink and green is popular for home furnishings, particularly bedrooms and living rooms.  This lampshade, which was inspired by my soft pink fuchsia, sells well.

Candy-Stripe-ArtShade

There appear to be many National Plant Collections of Fuchsia throughout the UK.

Enjoy your week.

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