The show Season is now upon us and the show membership offer is open. For anybody joining from the 1st July 2018, their membership will continue until 31st October 2019
The Members section passwords have now been changed. They are in the back of your latest annual
The announced date and venue of the 2019 AGM has had to be changed due to the original venue refusing our application. It will now be on 23rd March 2019 at Bilsborrow Village Hall, the same venue as Northern show. More details will follow in the Autumn Bulletin
For any questions regarding membership please contact the Secretary or use the details on the Help, Advice and contact us page.
Our new Editor is putting together the Autumn publication. He has more pages to fill as we have decided to publish the Show results separately. If you have any news to communicate to him, then please let him know.
The 2018 Show schedules can now be downloaded from the members pages. At the request of one or two people the current provisional standings in theNational Exhibitor Championship can now be found in the members section. Menu item NEC 2018
**Below you can find a link to the BFS page on the Hockey Centre website, where the clothing mentioned in the 2017 Spring Bulletin can be purchased online**
This link has also been added to the links page under Soceties and Others
The list of recent website updates are in a PDF file which can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Latest Website Updates - click here
Outside hardy fuchsias seem to have enjoyed the cooler and damper, but still quite mild weather. After flowering quite sparsely through a lot of the summer they seem to have come back with a vengeance. Fuchsia Gall Mite does not seem to have been so bad this year after the cold winter and perhaps the heat of the summer, but in the last weeks of cooler moister weather seems to have come back with a vengeance. The weather looks to be turning colder at the end of this month with a stable high pressure bringing down cold air from the North. Make sure you have you storage areas sorted out if you overwinter in a heated greenhouse, a cold greenhouse or dormant in a shed/cellar/garage. In the heated greenhouse make sure it is only half full unless you have another empty greenhouse to expand into in the Spring. New catalogues will be out soon from the specialist nurseries so have a look for anything else you want to try and order early.
Fuchsia Gall Mite
Fuchsia Gall mite has spread further north last year with a case being reported in Breacon, Powys,at the top of Norfolk and in Stockport, so we all need to keep being vigilant. It is pretty well spread in the south of the country and we have had a lot of reports in these areas. So please keep an eye on your plants and those of your neighbours. So far the cold winter weather may have given the FGM a check, but the next few months will be the test.
We are tracking where and when cases are found, you can find a link to a Google Maps page plotting the reports we have had on our links page - please can you contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the post codes of any places where it is found.
Don’t forget if you have any questions on fuchsias – please ask us and we will do our best to help – we have a great team who will answer your emails.
Please see our new (March 2018) fact-sheet on Fuchsia Gall Mite - click here