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This weekend on 14th October is both the SIG Species, Hybridisation and Heritage Group Meeting at Lilbourne Village Hall Station Rd, Lilbourne, Rugby CV23 0SX and the SIG Scotland Group Meeting at the Allan Centre, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan FK9 4AT

Recent News

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

BFS Clothing with logo to purchase - click here

The last 6 weeks have seen some of the warmest driest weather in a UK summer for several years. I hope your plants are still growing OK but it has not been an easy time. As I write this it looks as if this weather is going to continue at least for the next two weeks.
Make sure you do not over-water fuchsias in this hot weather. Ideally water early in the morning. If a plant starts to go limp, but is not dry, then try to move it to a shady spot to see if it will recover. DO NOT give it more water!
There are a number of shows taking place over the next weeks and if your plants are like mine, you may be worried they will be over by the show as they are all flowering early. Only thing you can do if there are enough following buds is to remove all open flower and buds just about to open 10 days before the show. Please try to support them.
Fuchsia planted in the garden will cope better with this sort of weather. Remember it is better to soak them periodically rather than a little water every day which will encourage the roots to come up to the surface

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 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



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