''We're all friendly fuchsia folk''
Celebrating 40 years of Fuchsia growing!
2019 Upcoming Events...
Our meetings will be held at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS5 2AB @ 7.30pm
We would really love to see you all there!!!
Welcome Back -members look forward to a new growing year and review their efforts in 2018
We welcome back Trevor Strickland with a presentation All About Fuchsia's. Trevor is a BFS judge who recently judged our show in 2018.
Nick Brading - All about bees
David Allison - Planting a hanging basket
Preparing fo the Shows
Annual Show held at Paxton Horticultural hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, LS5 2AB
Members Show held at Paxton Horticultural hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, LS5 2AB
Gardeners Question Time
Vincent Potts - Begonias
AGM and Society Social Supper (members only)
The West Yorkshire Fuchsia and Pot Plant Society
Welcome 2019! It's been a pleasant start weather wise, the committee have been working hard to plan and arrange our 2019 Programme. Please checkout the 'upcoming events' box(on the left) for further details.
During the colder weeks when plants are dormant or ticking over, keep them moist but not wet and frost free. If your plants are in a greenhouse open the windows, doors and vents open during the day to maintain good ventilation. As the days begin to get longer plants may begin to show signs of growth, spray with tepid water to soften the wood and encourage new growth. Also keep a check on them pests and diseases and treat quickly before they get hold.
The West Yorkshire Fuchsia Society which was formed in 1978 in Leeds. We are a small friendly group of gardeners of all ages and backgrounds who enjoy growing fuchsias. We have members throughout Leeds and beyond and welcome anyone who is interested in fabulous fuchsias.
"Calling all Tykes” – that was the clarion call from fuchsia lover Alan Waddington in the British Fuchsia Society magazine in 1978. From this stirring cry arose the West Yorkshire Fuchsia Society, which has now been in existence for over 75 years.
Through the dedication and hard work of 15 founder members, led by Alan, the Society quickly established itself. Sadly, many of those founder members have since passed away, but they laid the foundation of a successful Society for future generations of fuchsia lovers.
The Society is gaining in strength, with a recent influx of new members. We have a solid core of hard-working members whose teamwork enables the Society to undertake and support numerous activities and events with considerable success. We can look forward to the future with optimism and hopefully like-minded enthusiasts will join the Society and carry on the vision of the founder members.
We have a varied programme which covers all aspects of fuchsia cultivation, and includes occasional guest speakers. The Society now has its own A-Z list of the plants held by members, and there is the opportunity to exchange plants, tips and experiences in a friendly informal atmosphere.