Our meetings will be held at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS5 2AB
We would really love to see you all there!!!
Welcome to 2017!
Welcome Back – Members look forward to a new fuchsia year and review their efforts of last year. How are your plants over-wintering. Bring along a plant for advice of how to cope with it in winter
David Steele - who will talk about the basics of pelargoniums from cuttings, through growing to showing
A members forum to include presentations on Taking Cuttings by Agnes, Bonsai by Suzanne and Standards by Dave
The members cutting distribution will also take place this evening.
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.
''We're all friendly fuchsia folk''
Reflecting on last year we have made several changes that have so far been successful and we hope in 2017 it will continue to be. The frosts have arrived and the hardy fuchsias will be dormant, give them an extra layer of straw or similar. This applies to any fuchsias which have been planted this year.
Every year breeders come up with new and exciting fuchsias, there is 27 new fuchsias set to be released this year. Keep an eye out!
The West Yorkshire Fuchsia and Pot Plant Society