Great Yorkshire Show
It was a packed filled week which started on Sunday. We arrived to find that the Garden Section was in a marquee which sloped giving the impression of being on a ship. However, our stand was facing the entry door – a great position. It was good to see that we no longer had to compete with the cheese manufacturers. We started to set up the display stand which was completed on Monday, followed by receipt of plants from Riverside Nurseries also on Monday. The plants were super, full of flowers and delivered to Harrogate Show Ground by Riverside. We then set up the selling tables Tuesday was a very early start arriving at the Showground at 6-00am to make sure all the display plants were at their best, removing any falling flowers and other debris. At 7-30 we were asked to leave for the judging – so off for breakfast. Back to the stand when the show opened at 9-00pm. Lots of enquiries and plenty of sales. Our display won us a Silver Gilt Award– we were a little disappointed as we were hoping for a Gold award. Wednesday was again fruitful, plant sales wise, Thursday was very slow day with little sales until approx 3-30pm when the place went mad. Suzanne, Agnes and David Alison (a salesman supreme – he’s obviously lost his true vocation) – were rushed off their feet selling anything and everything including most of the display plants. By 5-30pm we were left with 15 small plants.
Thanks to all who helped with growing, transporting and selling plants. Without you we could not have done it
From January our meetings will be held at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS5 2AB
We would really love to see you all there!!!
It's show time!!!
Annual show at Paxton Hall, Leeds judged by Keith Middleton see show section for details
Members Show at Paxton Hall, Leeds which will be judged by Fred Underhay. see show section for details
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''