Its full steam ahead, the plants have awoken (the hot spell we have had has confused some) and are growing strongly, I have seen some greenfly and white fly in the greenhouse. If you have similar, make sure you eradicate them or in March you will population explosion. Keep the fuchsia's moist and spray the wood with warm water on sunny mornings to encourage the dormant ones to shoot. If they were not re-potted in the autumn, if you wish to re-pot, wait until they are shooting well. You should be able to take cuttings in March or April. We are in full preparation for the Great Yorkshire Show.
Our meetings will be held at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS5 2AB
We would really love to see you all there!!!
A show and tell. Bring along any fuchsia or pot plant to share, there will be lots of advice and discussion. Please come along the more the merrier.
An evening with that renowned fuchsia grower Charles Jenkinson
An evening with John Freer
Who knows what John will be talking about this evening but it will be both interesting and entertaining.
Great Yorkshire Show
11 – 13 July at Harrogate
David Allison will regale us on how to grow soft fruit after a visit earlier in the month to his allotment – the date to be decided. Hopefully, this year we will actually get to see David’s allotment.
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''