I chose this Fuchsia, Dollar Princess, for a hanging basket by my front door – it clashes beautifully with the Victorian red-brick and the flowers have an almost ultraviolet glamour, set off well by the deep green leaves, although the flowers almost completely smother the plant already. Sometimes more is more.

There is shade from a large pendant Silver Birch and the sun moves behind the house after midday, so perfect conditions for the Fuchsia family. Thirsty, a plant like this and I’ll have to swap it over into a larger hanging basket soon (really I should have done this much earlier – it will be a wrangle now, but necessary). Plenty of liquid feed – tomato food will be ideal – and the show should go on until the frosts.

The British Fuchsia Society – http://www.thebfs.org.uk/