The current membership year ends on 31/10/2018. Please renew your membership as soon as you can.
Sid Garcia, Carol Gubler and myself were down at Carol's house on Moday 29/10/18, and all the bulletins, forms and show results were packaged into envelopes and franked
UK members will get two separate envelopes as amazingly it is cheaper for us in postage to send two sub 100g letter class envelopes than one large letter at 100 to 250g
They will be posted today and should be with you in the next few days.
There are a number of typos in the Autumn Bulletin which we apologise for
Rodney Pitt has resigned as Editor of the Society for personnal reasons.
If there is anyone who has any interest in this role then please contact the Secretary on 01275 840203.
Carol Gubler and myself will put together the Spring publication, so if you have any articles please send them to Carol or myself.
John Nicholass 30/10/2018
**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
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