This plant with its festive flowers originates from Latin America, where the Fuchsia’s fruit - a berry - is also a popular food. In New Zeeland, where the Fuchsia is also found, the Maoris have traditionally used this berry for warpaint on their faces. So if you’re feeling bored this summer, you could try the same.
Fun fact: fuchsia comes in all sorts of forms, including as shrubs, climbing and trailing plants. Some even grow off a central trunk.
April to June.