Established 1988Affiliated toThe British Fuchsia Society, The North West Fuchsia Societies
The Society meets on the third Monday in the monthat theLansil Sports & Social ClubCaton Road, Lancaster7.30.pm.
The Society's aim is to encourage and promote the cultivation of the fuchsia and, obviously, most of the meetings are geared towards this with guest speakers giving talks, demonstrations and slide shows on a wide range of subjects on fuchsia growing. To avoid this becoming too monotonous we do invite speakers from other fields of horticulture to talk on their own particular speciality from time to time. We also organise a coach trip in early Spring to various fuchsia nurseries to enable members to stock up for the summer and to obtain varieties not found locally. A bonus to becoming a member is, of course, the many friends to be made, not just in this Society but throughout the North West. A number of our members have made their mark in showing and travel to other Societies to do so, which gives them a chance to catch up with acquaintances. Whether you grow fuchsias purely for your own pleasure or have a secret desire to show, then you will be made more than welcome at our next meeting. Please come along and try us out, there will be no pressure on you to join. If you do it will cost you just £5.00- single or £8.00 - double per year. That can't be bad. For more information contact the Secretary - Glenys Dennison, Tel No 01524 417710
2017 Programme16th January. Alan Clark - Mad about Daffodils.20th February. Tim Smith - Plants for Spring containers.20th March. Ian Strawson - Fuchsias.24th April. A return visit to Ribblesdale Nursery when Phil Dunnett will be giving one of his excellent talks. To be announced.15th May. Fuchsia Corners Evening. Topics will be - Cuttings, Standards, Baskets and How to show Fuchsias.19th June. Eric Coupland - Fuchsias.17th July. Keith Middleton - Fuchsias21st August. Mini Show - where members, reluctant to enter the main show, get an opportunity to show off their plants and have any faults or tips for improvement pointed out in a friendly way. Including a class for a hat, decorated not with fuchsias, but so as to represent the name of a fuchsia.18th September. Annual General Meeting followed by a quiz. Do please try and attend.16th October. Corio Raptor Care. Birds of Prey. An evening not to be missed, bring your cameras.20th November. A return visit from either Anita or Diane from Avant Garden Centre who will give a talk on Christmas decorations.December. No Meeting
29th Annual Show 2017The 29th Annual Show takes place at Slyne with Hest Memorial Hall, Sunday 6th August, 2017 Open to the public at 12.30pm until 4.30pmThe show consists of 44 classes most of which are open classes (anyone can enter), Plant Sales, Tombola, Craft Stall, Cultural Advice and RefreshmentsShow Schedules will be available from Glenys Dennison Tel. 01524 417710Schedule of ClassesNovice Classes1Six flowers, any cultivars.On a board2*One pot, any cultivar.5/5¼" Max3*One pot, any cultivar.3½"4*One pot, any cultivar6½" MaxIntermediate Classes5*One pot, any cultivar.3½"6*One pot, single/semi double cultivar.5/5¼" Max7*One pot, any cultivar.Any Size Pot.Open Classes8Six single/semi double flowers, any cultivar/s.On a Board9Six double flowers, any cultivar/s.On a Board10*One pot, any cultivar.3½"11*One pot, any cultivar.4"12*One pot, single/semi double cultivar.5"/5¼"13*One pot, double cultivar.5"/5¼"14*One pot, single/semi double cultivar.6"/6½"15*One pot, double cultivar.6"/6½"16*One pot, Ornamental Foliage cultivar.6½" Max17*One pot of a species including sub-species or variants but excluding Encliandra types.8½" Max18*One pot, Encliandra type.8½" Max19*One pot, Triphylla type.6½" Max20*One pot, Triphylla type.10¼" Max21*Three pots, shown as one entry.3½"22*Three pots, shown as one entry. 4",5/5¼",6/6½"23*Three pots, shown as one entry.5/5¼"24*Two pots of the same cultivar, to be judged as a matching pair of flowering plants. 5¼ " Max25Three branches.In a vase.26 One pot, any cultivar/s any manner of training other than a bush, shrub or standard.8½" Max27*One pot of fuchsia/s, A catch all class. See definition M on page 6. Any Size Pot28One plant, mini standard.5¼" Max.29A fuchsia or fuchsias, grown in a bonsai style. Must be in an appropriate bonsai container. See definition N on page 6.30One pot, any cultivar.Any Size Pot31One full basket, one or more plants, diameter of basket not to exceed 16".32One half basket, one or more plants, diameter of basket not to exceed 16".33One hanging pot of fuchsias only, one or more plants.6/6½"34One hanging pot of fuchsias only, one or more plants. Min 8" Max 10"35One standard or half standard.Any Size Pot36One quarter standard.Any Size PotMembers Only Classes37Novelty Class - Pot or unusual container staged with accessories to depict the name of the fuchsia.. Staged within an area of 18"x18"x18" 38*One pot, hardy cultivar as defined in the British Fuchsia Society hardy list. Any Size Pot39*One pot, any cultivar.4"40One patio container, excluding troughs, any cultivar/s & number of plants.41*A seedling bred and shown by a member to be judged on its flower.42*One pot, any cultivar grown in a more natural form. 6½" MaxNon Fuchsia43A flowering plant other than a fuchsia.6" Max44A plant grown for its foliage other than a fuchsia.8½" Max