The Annual Show was another great success, there were a good amount of exhibits and exhibitors with some beautiful plants on display. In spite of the weather this year people were still able to produce excellent exhibits. Congratulations to David and Olive Peel who won the BFS Bronze Medal for the best exhibit in the fuchsia section.
Also well done to Alex Shipp who was runner-up in the fuchsia section and overall winner in the pot plant section.
September see's our 2018 Members Show which also produces some fabulous exhibits, good luck to everyone entering. These shows would not be possible if it wasn't for the hard work done by Graham and his team of hardworking helpers and all who volunteer to make them go so smoothly.
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!!!
Roger Brownbridge - Roger is a well known Chrysanthemum exhibitor and judge and until a few years ago , was the director of the harrogate flower shows.
Members show - a chance for all to show their fabulous plants. All welcome to come along and see for yourselves.
An evening with David Allison - not sure what David will be talking to us about but it will be an interesting and entertaining evening. David is the chairman of the Northern Branch of the National Vegetable Society and he also judges at the RHS shows.
Annual General Meeting followed by supper and a chance to socialise.
There is no meeting in December
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''
Celebrating 40 years of Fuchsia growing!
The West Yorkshire Fuchsia and Pot Plant Society