Our apologies but the Annual is a little bit late this year. The envelopes will be filled tomorrow (Friday 1st November). They should be with you next week.
You will see a meesage on the front of the envelope which gives your membership status. For those who have already renewed for 2019/2020 we will not enclose a renewal form
If you believe your status to be wrong then please contact the secretary.
This is the first year the Annual has been moved to the Autumn. It has ended up somewhat dominated by the Show Results, The AGM Minutes and accounts
We discussed this at the committee meeting last Saturday. It was felt much of the membership is not really interested in the AGM minutes
Therefore for 2020 we will publish the AGM minutes and accounts electronically. We will also print enough copies for those attending the AGM in 2021
Any important decsions taken at the AGM will be published as highlights in the Summer Bulletin.
This will free up 24 pages for articles in the 2020 Annual on the basis of this year's Annual. More details will be published in the Spring Bulletin
BFS Publication Archive 1938 to end 2009
The BFS has now scanned all our historical publications to ensure these are safe.
All the Annuals and Bulletins from 1938 to end of 2009 fit onto one DVD and this is available to purchase for 10 pounds including post and packing
See the link below
John Nicholass 31/10/2019
**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 you have got all your fuchsias cut back and put away in your clean heated greenhouse. There have already been frosts in the north, midlands and central southern areas. If you don't possess a heated greenhouse, there are other overwintering methods as described in our new tri-fold overwintering leaflet. If you are in any doubts please contact you area rep of any on the committee. Now is the time we are looking forward to trying new fuchsias for next year. Many of the nurseries have new cultivars to try. Obtain their catalogues and look at their websites. The BFS seedling register also has details of new fuchsias that have been registered with us. Wishing you a happy growing year for 2020.
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. This winter was a bit milder than last year so with the recent wet weather it is more likely to be spreading earlier in the year.
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