2013 - will be a very special year for the Society as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary - there are events and shows planned - so keep watching this site for more information
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Support your local nursery! I imagine that you are beginning to think of getting some new and different fuchsias - pop and see your local specialist nursery...
They will offer...
Lots of choice specialist nurseries will have available an incredibly wide range of fuchsias in their lists. Most will reckon having over five hundred different fuchsias available. Each catalogue is a positive goldmine of fuchsias both old and new. You will be amazed at what can be found perhaps a fuchsia that you havent seen for a number of years or one that you have only heard about by repute. They are worth investigating you will find some gems!
Quality plants I admit that the specialist nurseries will not necessarily be as cheap as the garden centres and the large DIY stores, but that it because the size of production of those cuttings will be so different. Suppliers to the garden centres etc will grow fuchsias by the million specialist nurseries grow them by the thousand. What you will get at the specialist nursery is plants that will have had a good dose of TLC with daily care and attention. The specialist nurseries will sell everything from cuttings, small plants, large plants, baskets and standards and everything in between. I am not saying that the garden centres wont do the same but again the range available will be so much wiser. Advice when you grow the plants, you know the plants. Ask at the specialist nursery and they will be more than happy to give advice on the best ones to grow as a standard, feeds, watering whatever the problem they will do their best to help. Plant identification is also often a speciality frequently mystery flowers arrive at a nursery and hopefully the odd mystery can be solved!
So please do a bit of research , get a few catalogues, browse the internet and treat yourself to visit to a specialist nursery and enjoy a return to the personal touch. However please check on opening times before you make a journey small nurseries rarely open 7 days a week (we need times to go to the shops, dentist etc!!) and there is nothing worse that travelling a distance and then finding that no-one is there. It can also be worth giving a call before you go, if you are after something in particular when you grow the plants that you sell there will, on occasions be times when a particular plant is not available and we hate to have disappointed customers!
Don't forget if you have any fuchsia related questions - please use our help and advice page - we have a team of experts ready to help - whatever the fuchsia query!
During the later parts of 2012 there have been a lot more cases of Fuchsia Gall mite recorded and so we all need to be far more vigilant than previously. They are still in the South and West and close to the coast however this might not always be the case. So please keep an eye on your plants and those of your neighbours.
We are tracking where and when cases are found - please can you contact email@example.com with the post codes of any places where it is found.
Dont 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 fact-sheet on Fuchsia Gall Mite - click here