​​​2017 Annual Show

​Sunday 6th August at Paxton Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, L5 Leeds, LS5 2AB

​Open to the public 1pm - 4pm Admission free.

​Entries and staging between 5pm and 8pm  Saturday 5th August and 9am and 10.45am Sunday 6th August​

​Judges: Linda Hinchcliffe - Fuchsia section.

​           Steve Ryan - Pot plant section


Fuchsia section:

Beginners Class::

​1.     One pot - any cultivar, any standard size pot. This class is for members of the West Yorkshire Fuchsia and Pot Plant Society only

Results : 1st Tony Booth, 2nd Tony Booth, 3rd Julie Falkinder

​Open Classes:

2.     Box or board of six open fuchsia flowers - any cultivar. 

Results : 1st Jackie Kendall, 2nd Suzanne Tagger, 3rd Sandi Brown

3.     Five pots, one each of single, double, species, triphylla and encliandra

Results: 1st Dave & Dianne Foster, 2nd - , 3rd -

4.     One pot maximum 90mm (3.5") - any cultivar

Results: 1st John Smiles - Granma Sheila, 2nd Peter Ridsdale - Andrew Hadfield, 3rd Jackie Kendall - Granma Sheila

​5.     One pot 100-114mm (4 - 4.5") - single/semi-double/double

Results: John Smiles - London 2000, 2nd Jackie Kendall - Mini Rose, 3rd Dave & Dianne Foster - Jennifer Anne

6.     One pot 127-140mm (5 - 5.5") - single/semi-double/double

Results: John Smiles - London 2000, 2nd Peter Ridsdale - Sophie Louise, 3rd Jackie Kendall - Sophie Louise

7.     One pot 127-140mm (5 - 5.5") - any cultivar grown as a single stem bush - stem length not to exceed 38mm (1.5")

Results: VOID

8.     One pot, minimum​ 153mm (6") - any cultivar

Results: John Smiles - Moody Blue, 2nd Dave & Dianne Foster - Paula Jane, 3rd Agnes Harbour - Moody Blue

9.     Three pots, 90mm (3.5") - any cultivars

Results: Peter Ridsdale - Andrew Hadfield/Granma Sheila/Sophie Louise, 2nd Jackie Kendall - Sophie Louise/Candy/Granma Sheila, 3rd Alan Wainwright - Ryan/Lyndon/Winters Tale

10.    One pot, maximum 165mm (6.5") - with variegated/ornamental foliage. Flowers are not taken into consideration

Results: 1st Peter Ridsdale - Tom West, 2nd Jackie Kendall - Tom West, 3rd Dave & Dianne Foster - Tom West

11.     One plant - any cultivar - trained as a Bonsai, shown in a container or on a slab

Results: 1st Suzanne tagger - Autumnale, 2nd -, 3rd -

12.    One or more plants of the same cultivar, trained in any shape other than bush or standard (i.e. fan, pillar, cone, ring etc)Frames may be used 

Results: 1st Jackie Kendall, 2nd Jackie Kendall, 3rd -

13.    One pot Triphylla type, any size pot - must be on current BFS list

Results: 1st Suzanne Tagger - Insulinde, 2nd Alan Wainwright - Insulinde, 3rd Dave & Dianne Foster

14.    One pot Species or Species variant (not encliandra) - in any size standard pot. Must be on current BFS list

Results: 1st Suzanne Tagger - Arborescens, 2nd - Alan Wainwright - F. Fulgens, 3rd Alan Wainwright - F. Fulgens

15.    One pot, any standard size - Encliandra type

Results: 1st  Agnes Harbour - Marles de Keiser, 2nd Agnes Harbour - Leslie Bowman, 3rd Suzanne Tagger - Marles de Keiser

16.    Catch all class - any size pot. Any plant that does not readily fit in any other class

Results: VOID

17.    One small standard - Maximum pot size 133mm (5.25")

Results: 1st John Smiles - Granma Sheila, 2nd Alan Wainwright - Soft Pink Jubelteen, 3rd David Peel - Little Margaret

​18.    One medium standard - in any size standard pot

Results: 1st Jackie Kendall, 2nd Alan Wainwright - Thalia, 3rd -

​19.    One large standard - in any size standard pot

​Results: 1st Jackie Kendall, 2nd dave & Dianne Foster, 3rd -

​20.   One hanging container - diameter not to exceed 279mm (11") - any number of fuchsia plants of one cultivar. See conditions for exhibitors no. 7

Results: 1st Agnes Harbour - Delicate Purple, 2nd Jackie Kendall - Harry Gray, 3rd John Smiles - La Campanella

21.    One hanging container   - minimum diameter 305mm (12") - any number of fuchsia plants (can be one or mixed cultivars). See conditions for exhibitors no.7

Results: Jackie Kendall - Time after Time

​22.    One commercially manufactured ornamental urn or tub (not trough) containing any number of fuchsia plants (any cultivars of he exhibitors choice)

Results: 1st John Smiles - Shelford, 2nd Agnes Harbour - mixed, 3rd Alex Shipp - mixed

​23.    A fuchsia exhibit with an artistic display that depicts the name of the fuchsia. To be contained in an area 610mm (24") x 610mm (24") - no height restrictions

Results: 1st Alex Shipp - Candy, 2nd - 3rd -

24.    One plant - hardy variety - maximum pot size 216mm (8.5") Must be on the current BFS list.

Results: 1st dave & Dianne Foster - Hawkshead, 2nd - 3rd -

​25.    Two pots flowering plants of the same cultivar grown as a matching pair.

Results: VOID

BFS Bronze Medal for Best Exhibit - Jackie Kendall - Class 21

BFS Special Award (Rosette) for Runner-up to Best Exhibit - John Smiles - Class 8


​Pot Plant Section

26.    One pot zonal pelargonium, having bi/tri/bronze or golden coloured foliage

Results: 1st Peter Ridsdale - Ibiza, 2nd Peter Ridsdale - Alison March, 3rd Agnes Harbour - Occold Sheild

27.    One pot regal pelargonium

Results: 1st Jackie Kendall - Patricia, 2nd Agnes Harbour - Elegance Adrianna, 3rd Tony Booth - Judith

28.    One pot ivy or hybrid leaf pelargonium

Results: 1st Peter Ridsdale - Evka, 2nd Peter Ridsdale - Blanche Roche, 3rd -

29.    One pot scented leaf pelargonium

Results: 1st Dave & Dianne Foster, 2nd Peter Ridsdale - Clarity, 3rd Peter Ridsdale - p. Sidoides

30.    One pot angel pelargonium

Results: 1st Peter Ridsdale - Quantock Claire, 2nd Peter Ridsdale - Danielle Marie, 3rd Dave & Dianne Foster

31.     One pot stellar pelargonium

Results: Peter Ridsdale - Grandad Mac, 2nd Jackie Kendall - Vancouver Centennial, 3rd Suzanne Tagger - Vectis Finery 

32.    One pot zonal pelargonium

Results: 1st Peter Ridsdale - Bold Queen, 2nd Jackie Kendall - Willow Brook, 3rd Jackie Kendall - Rose Eye

33.    One pot plant foliage (excluding fuchsias, pelargoniums and begonias)

Results: 1st Carlina Hollings, 2nd Carlina Hollings, 3rd Jackie Kendall - Coleus Pineapple Beauty

34.    One pot plant flowering (excluding fuchsias, pelargonium and begonias)

Results: 1st John Smiles - Streptocarpus Falling Stars, 2nd Peter Ridsdale - Begonia Glowing Embers, 3rd Jackie Kendall

35.    One pot cactus

Results: 1st Jackie Kendall, 2nd Peter Ridsdale, 3rd Suzanne Tagger

​36.    One pot succulent

Results: 1st Agnes Harbour, 2nd Jackie Kendall, 3rd Rose & Graham Wheatley

37.    A bonsai tree or group of trees (including fuchsias) - shown in a container or on a slab

Results: 1st Suzanne Tagger, 2nd Carlina Hollings, 3rd Jackie Kendall

​38.    A display of pot plants, flowering and or foliage, to fill an area 3ft wide x 2ft deep. No height restriction. Plants may overhang the area provided, but all pots must be within the designated area. To be judged for frontal effect (fuchsias may be included)

Results: 1st Jackie kendall, 2nd Dave & Dianne Foster, 3rd Suzanne Tagger

​39.    Hanging basket planted with annuals and/or perennials (excluding fuchsias) Maximum size 406mm (16") diameter

Results: 1st Jackie Kendall, 2nd dave & Dianne Foster, 3rd Dave & Dianne Foster

​40.    A container of floating flower heads (fuchsias may be included)

Results: 1st Jackie Kendall, 2nd Dave & Dianne Foster, 3rd Alex Shipp

​Eddie Monaghan Trophy for Best Exhibit - Jackie Kendall - Class 38





Members Show

​Tuesday 26th September 2017 at Paxton Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, LS5 2AB​.

​Staging at 5.45pm - 6.45pm. Judging commences at 7pm. Judged by Mr. Keith Middleton.


Fuchsia Section:


​1.     Distribution plant - any size pot

​2.    Box or board of six open fuchsia flower heads

​3.    Beginners Class - one pot, any cultivar, any size pot 

​4.    One pot - any cultivar in a maximum pot size 90mm (3.5")

​5.    One pot - Triphylla, any size pot, must be on the current BFS list

6.    One pot - single or semi-double, pot size 102mm (4")- 115mm (4.5")

7.    One pot -  single or semi-double, pot size  127mm (5") - 153mm (6")

8.    One pot, double, any size pot

​9.    One plant - hardy variety, maximum pot size 216mm (8.5"). Must be on current BFS list

​10.   Catch-all-class - any size pot - any plant that does not readily fit in any other class

​11 .   One pot - Encliandra, any size pot

12.   One pot - Species, or Species variant, any size pot (not Encliandra) Must be on BFS list

​13.   A Bonsai tree or group of trees shown in a container or on a slab

14.   One pot - any cultivar, mini or quarter standard

      Mini standard maximum pot size 133mm (5.25")

      Quarter standard any size pot  

15.   One pot - variegated/ornamental foliage plant, any size pot. Flowers are not taken into consideration

​16.   One hanging container, maximum diameter 216mm (8.5")

17.   One hanging container, minimum diameter 229mm (9")



Pot plant section:


18.    Distribution plant181818

19.    One pot plant foliage, excluding fuchsias

20.   One pot plant flowering, excluding fuchsias


All plants must be grown in standard terracotta coloured pots and contained in an appropriately sized pot saucer with

the exception of classes 13, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20

A beginner is a competitor who has not won a first prize at a previous members show 

Dimensions for class 14 - the length of stem from compost level to underside of the first branch:

Mini - 152-254mm (6 -10")

​Quarter - 254-457mm (10 - 18")