We are just about in the middle of summer and your fuchsias should be in full bloom. Keep feeding and deadheading to prolong flowering and keep an eye out for pest and diseases. Enjoy your fuchsias whatever and however you grow them.
We have had a very successful season so far with an GOLD award at the Great Yorkshire Show. Well Done to everyone involved. Recently we held our Annual Show and this too was a great success, it was well attended both by exhibitors and visitors. We are now busy getting prepared for both our Members Show and the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. We will keep you updated or if you are in the area pop in and say hello and see for yourselves the beautiful fuchsias on display.
Our meetings will be held at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS5 2AB
We would really love to see you all there!!!
Doug Stewart - there will be an open discussion and Doug will talk to us about the many pest and diseases. Should be a informative and interesting evening.
Show time - Members show to be held at Paxton Hall
Oktober Fest - fun competition for members to show off their plants.
AGM followed by 'faith supper'.
December - No meeting
Merry Christmas to everyone and a very happy and prosperous new year, See you in 2018!
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.
The West Yorkshire Fuchsia and Pot Plant Society
''We're all friendly fuchsia folk''