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Fri 08 May 2020
Further Sad News
I have just heard that Terry Brookfield of Bromac Nursery has passed away suddenly with a heart attack. Our condolences go out the Anne and the family. Please avoid contacting the nursery re plants until further notice
 
Wed 29 April 2020
More Sad News updated
Sid Garcia’s funeral will be take place on 18th May 2020.
All the places at the funeral will be for the family.
The family in line with Sid’s wishes have requested no flowers but donations be sent to Sid’s favourite Charity the LFC Foundation Charity. (Liverpool Football Club Official Charity
Vera intends to hold a memorial service later in the year when the current situation is resolved.

I regret to inform you that one of our great friends, judge, hybridiser and committee members Sid Garcia passed away yesterday. I would like to pass on our deepest condolences to Vera and the rest of the family. RIP Sid
 
Tue 28 April 2020
Sad News
I regret to inform you that Jack Lamb, an honorary life member of the society for many years, passed away last Sunday Afternoon. He was an expert on the fuchsia species and held a national collection in the UK and he was an enthusiast and a great supporter of the SIG groups and the BFS. Our condolences go to Joan and the rest of his family.
 
Sat 18 April 2020
Various and website updates
I have made some updates to the website.
The history pages have been restored and fuchsia News updated.
I have also put back the Article Downloads in the members section
The Facebook link has been changed to the new page as the old page has now been deleted

Plant Distribution: It seems delivery of the plants by post was sporadic. If you have not got yours yest please contact either the secretary or Carol.

Finally I heard a few weeks ago that one of our overseas members, Willi Grund had sadly passed away. His son Jürgen has posted up a list of fuchsias his father had created. You can access it via the link. (Site is in German but the list is English)
Wed 08 April 2020
Plant Distribution
All the free members plants by post were posted out on Monday. You should get them very shortly. The committee would like to thank Carol Gubler who undertook this task single handedly on behalf of the society.

For those of you collecting their plants from participating nurseries we are advising you to contact the nursery as most of them are currently closed to the public. Most of them will allow you to collect once they are open again. For those nurseries with a mail order service it may be possible if you order from them they will include your free plants in the package.
 
Mon 30 March 2020
2020 National Show Schedules
The 2020 Show Schedules have been uploaded to the members section.
Log in to view and download.
Please note with the current situation we are in a lot of doubt if the shows will be able to go ahead. Please keep a lookout on the website
 
Sun 29 March 2020
Committee Election Result
The results of the ballot for committee elections and indicative vote for the Officers is posted on the members front page. Please log in to see it.
The new committee members and officers have been put in place to enable the committee and society to continue to function in these difficult times. This is still subject to the approval of the AGM when it can be re-arranged. Again the List of Officers and Committee members has been updated on committee and Officer pages in the members section
 
Sun 22 March 2020
Fuchsia by Mail Order
It has been a difficult week with us all being asked to self isolate and many fuchsia events and major flower shows cancelled up to the mid year.
But as an enthusiast, if you still want some new fuchsias what can you do? Try the specialist nurseries who will send plants by mail order. They will appreciate your support in these difficult times.
These are
Bromac, Lockyer Fuchsias, Fantasy Fuchsias, Harper & Debbage, Potash and Roualeyn Fuchsias. You can find links to all their websites on our nurseries page.

I heard from Roualeyn that they will be adding many more varieties to their online shop in the near future.
Mon 09 March 2020
New Facebook Page
Derek Luther has set up a new British Fuchsia Society Facebook page. This is because the old page was a business page and more difficult to use or attach files. Derek has asked that if you want to retain anything from the old page please copy and save it. When the old page is closed we will change the header links to the new page
Mon 10 February 2020
New Website
If this is the first time you have visited the website in a while you will notice some changes!!

It has been updated to be more easy to use on smartphones and tablets

I would like to thank Julian at Cherished Sites for all the work he has done for us

There are some pages which need to be updated and a few will be added over the next weeks/months.

It is now possible to buy BFS sales items directly over PayPal

 
LATEST NEWS
NEWS
DATE
NEWS
Fri 08 May 2020
Further Sad News
I have just heard that Terry Brookfield of Bromac Nursery has passed away suddenly with a heart attack. Our condolences go out the Anne and the family. Please avoid contacting the nursery re plants until further notice
Wed 29 April 2020
More Sad News updated
Sid Garcia’s funeral will be take place on 18th May 2020.
All the places at the funeral will be for the family.
The family in line with Sid’s wishes have requested no flowers but donations be sent to Sid’s favourite Charity the LFC Foundation Charity. (Liverpool Football Club Official Charity
Vera intends to hold a memorial service later in the year when the current situation is resolved.

I regret to inform you that one of our great friends, judge, hybridiser and committee members Sid Garcia passed away yesterday. I would like to pass on our deepest condolences to Vera and the rest of the family. RIP Sid
Tue 28 April 2020
Sad News
I regret to inform you that Jack Lamb, an honorary life member of the society for many years, passed away last Sunday Afternoon. He was an expert on the fuchsia species and held a national collection in the UK and he was an enthusiast and a great supporter of the SIG groups and the BFS. Our condolences go to Joan and the rest of his family.
Sat 18 April 2020
Various and website updates
I have made some updates to the website.
The history pages have been restored and fuchsia News updated.
I have also put back the Article Downloads in the members section
The Facebook link has been changed to the new page as the old page has now been deleted

Plant Distribution: It seems delivery of the plants by post was sporadic. If you have not got yours yest please contact either the secretary or Carol.

Finally I heard a few weeks ago that one of our overseas members, Willi Grund had sadly passed away. His son Jürgen has posted up a list of fuchsias his father had created. You can access it via the link. (Site is in German but the list is English)
Wed 08 April 2020
Plant Distribution
All the free members plants by post were posted out on Monday. You should get them very shortly. The committee would like to thank Carol Gubler who undertook this task single handedly on behalf of the society.

For those of you collecting their plants from participating nurseries we are advising you to contact the nursery as most of them are currently closed to the public. Most of them will allow you to collect once they are open again. For those nurseries with a mail order service it may be possible if you order from them they will include your free plants in the package.
Mon 30 March 2020
2020 National Show Schedules
The 2020 Show Schedules have been uploaded to the members section.
Log in to view and download.
Please note with the current situation we are in a lot of doubt if the shows will be able to go ahead. Please keep a lookout on the website
Sun 29 March 2020
Committee Election Result
The results of the ballot for committee elections and indicative vote for the Officers is posted on the members front page. Please log in to see it.
The new committee members and officers have been put in place to enable the committee and society to continue to function in these difficult times. This is still subject to the approval of the AGM when it can be re-arranged. Again the List of Officers and Committee members has been updated on committee and Officer pages in the members section
Sun 22 March 2020
Fuchsia by Mail Order
It has been a difficult week with us all being asked to self isolate and many fuchsia events and major flower shows cancelled up to the mid year.
But as an enthusiast, if you still want some new fuchsias what can you do? Try the specialist nurseries who will send plants by mail order. They will appreciate your support in these difficult times.
These are
Bromac, Lockyer Fuchsias, Fantasy Fuchsias, Harper & Debbage, Potash and Roualeyn Fuchsias. You can find links to all their websites on our nurseries page.

I heard from Roualeyn that they will be adding many more varieties to their online shop in the near future.
Mon 09 March 2020
New Facebook Page
Derek Luther has set up a new British Fuchsia Society Facebook page. This is because the old page was a business page and more difficult to use or attach files. Derek has asked that if you want to retain anything from the old page please copy and save it. When the old page is closed we will change the header links to the new page
Mon 10 February 2020
New Website
If this is the first time you have visited the website in a while you will notice some changes!!

It has been updated to be more easy to use on smartphones and tablets

I would like to thank Julian at Cherished Sites for all the work he has done for us

There are some pages which need to be updated and a few will be added over the next weeks/months.

It is now possible to buy BFS sales items directly over PayPal