Due to the decision of those present at the AGM in Bilsborrow not to accept the nomination of Mr Geoff Oke as Editor of the society, we are currently without an Editor.
The Summer Bulletin needs to be ready for printing w/c 10th June 2019 at the very latest to post it out to membership by the end of June.
The committee are trying to resolve this situation but if there is anyone who has an interest in taking on this important role please contact the Secretary or any other committee member
STOP PRESS 13/4/19 I am pleased to inform you that Paul Munro has agreed to take over as Acting Editor until the next AGM.
Please support him as much as you can with articles for the publications
If you have registered to collect your free cuttings from one of the participating nurseries, please arrange to collect them this month
If you have forgotten which nursery you selected, please contact either the Secretary or Assistant Secretary.
For those who paid to receive them by post they will be sent out next monday 15th April.
It has come up both at the AGM and in other places that some members think every member of the society is a Trustee!!
This is incorrect!! The Trustees as defined by our consitution and reported to the Charity Commisions are the current members of the Committee including the Officers.
For those in any doubt about this please consult our constituion point 17a available from the members section of this website and the society record on the Charity Commission website.
As all the Trustees have to be registered with England & Wales Charity Commission supplying an amount of personnal information, this would be an impossible task for the entire membership!!
All the National BFS show schedules have been uploaded as PDF files and can be downloaded from the members section
John Nicholass 12/4/2019
**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
I hope have all your fuchsias have come through the winter safely. It is that time of year when the greenhouse starts to become too crowded with all the plants growing rapidly. Many of the plants will benefit from being moved outside on suitable days as this will toughen up and make the growth more short jointed. Keep a sharp eye for any pests and diseases and treat as soon as possible. I have found that greenfly have been pretty bad this year in the greenhouse. All my hardy fuchsias have been pruned back and are starting to shoot well. If you want to propagate any of your hardies, which you have not kept a stock plant in the greenhouse, now is an ideal time to propagate from tip cuttings. If you want to plant out any new hardy fuchsias this year, now is a good time to purchase them then grow them on and harden up prior to planting out in early June.
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