SPEAKERS
BFS Snowfire

We hope that you find this list of speakers useful - please note:

The speakers have had their names put forward by Local Fuchsia Societies – their inclusion does not mean that they are recommended by the British Fuchsia Society.

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Any comments or names for possible addition to the list - please contact The Assistant Secretary

This list is continuously updated as additions and amendments are received from the speakers. The BFS and their affiliated societies always welcome new speakers and our existing speakers find it a very worthwhile pursuit.



Peter Boor
93 Cassini Drive
Oakhurst
Swindon
Wilts
SN25 2LW
tel: 01793 726839
mob: 01793726839
pbn593@gmail.com
Subject:
Fuchsias ? Our Way Plus any subject that you would like covered! (Within reason!)
Distance:
200 miles round trip, but can be subject to negotiation
When:
Evenings only. Preferably not too far during winter months.
Equipment:
Can show slides, if requested, but prefer to talk!
George Cameron
27 Sutherland Drive
Kinross
KY13 8BJ
tel: 01577 863537
gdcameron27@btinternet.com
Subject:
My Fuchsia Year, Variegated Foliage Fuchsias or a talk on Trained Shapes
Distance:
Judge - travel no limit Speaker - 500 mile round trip max.
When:
Either evenings or weekends
Equipment:
Projector stand and screen.
Brian Carlson
Little Gables
Gables Road, Willand
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 2PL
tel: 01884 821589
bc44467@gmail.com
Subject:
Fuchsias through the Year Hardy Fuchsias Growing Standards Pelargoniums Hanging Baskets
Distance:
100 miles
When:
Either evenings or afternoons
Equipment:
Powerpoint slideshow relevant to the talk is available
Joy Craig
Avoncourt
11 Avalon Road
Earley, Reading
Berkshire
RG6 7NS
tel: 0118 966 3237
mob: 07789 680 190
craig.j3@sky.com
Subject:
2 talks both with pics. Half demo with plants etc and half with presentations 1 is about my favourite Fuchsias grown at Avoncourt. Other is more general re my garden -shows and plant development.
Distance:
120 miles round trip Fees by negotiation
When:
Afternoon or Evening
Equipment:
Gareth Davies
Lonicera, Station Road
talybont on Usk
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7JE
tel: 01874 676200
gebdavies@btinternet.com
Subject:
A Year with Fuchsias; Magic of Roses; Colour through the Seasons; Ringing the Changes; The Small Greenhouse; Colour through the Seasons; Container Gardening; My Gardening Year.
Distance:
70 miles each way
When:
Evenings only. Not June, July and August. Not Second Wednesday/Thursday each month
Equipment:
Derek Dexter
12 Howthorn Road
Woking
Surrey
GU22 0BA
tel: 01483 714957
mob: 07979281417
derek.dexter@tiscali.co.uk
Subject:
Growing and showing fuchsias Over wintering Slide shows on how I achieve my growing season and my top fuchsias
Distance:
200 mile round trip, but happy to discuss by phone.
When:
Mainly evening but afternoons possible. Not August or December.
Equipment:
Tables required.
Ken Emery
5 Hunter's End
Trimley St. Mary
Felixstowe
Suffolk
IP11 0XH
tel: 01394 286017
ken.emery@btinternet.com
Subject:
General Fuchsia Growing, Hardy Fuchsias
Distance:
When:
Evenings only. Not December, January, February, July and August.
Equipment:
Own projector and screen
Don Everitt
21 Dark Lane
Backwell
Bristol
BS48 3NT
tel: 01275 462700
dandjeveritt@blueyonder.co.uk
Subject:
General Gardening,including tubs and baskets etc. Contact for list of possible titles
Distance:
200 miles of Bristol
When:
Normally all year
Equipment:
Tables needed as will bring plants and or bulbs for sale.
Carol Gubler
Little Brook Fuchsias
Ash Lane west, Ash Green
Aldershot
Hants
GU12 6HL
tel: 01252 329731
carol.gubler@ntlbusiness.com
Subject:
Negotiable but includes Aspects of Fuchsias A to Z of Fuchsias A year in the life of a nursery
Distance:
200 miles round trip (negotiable)
When:
Never Tuesdays or May. Local during winter months.
Equipment:
Tables
Kristopher Harper
33 The Ridgeway
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 4ND
tel: 01603 708104
mob: 07889 789444
mailto:kristopher@harperanddebbage.co.uk
Subject:
General Fuchsia Growing and common pests and diseases, James Lye and his Fuchsias, Researching plant history
Distance:
Negotiable
When:
Evenings and Weekends
Equipment:
Tables and Screen if available
Linda Hinchliffe
3 Wadman Road
Scholes
Holmfirth
HD9 1SZ
tel: 01484 683066
lhkr@sky.com
Subject:
General Fuchsia Cultivation. Creating Fuchsia Bonsai and Shapes. Show preparation and overwintering.
Distance:
120 miles round trip
When:
Not October to February
Equipment:
Talk is hands on practical demonstrations
Barbara Linton
81 Glendower Avenue
Whoberley
Coventry
CV5 8BD
tel: 02477047222
mob: 07889826661
blinton.linton2@gmail.com
Subject:
Fuchsia memorabilia
Distance:
50 miles
When:
Either evenings or afternoons
Equipment:
Lots of tables
Derek Luther
5 Wincombe Close
Ferndown
Dorset
BH22 8HZ
tel: 01202 875735
wincombe@gmail.com
Subject:
What we expect from Fuchsias A fuchsia or horticultural quiz, more fun than serious! Any fuchsia subject by arrangement
Distance:
300 miles round trip - negotiable
When:
Whenever!
Equipment:
A couple of tables and a screen!
Dan Matheson
51 Kenneth Place
Smithton
Inverness
IV2 7LX
tel: 01463 791557
dan.matheson@btinternet.com
Subject:
Fuchsias In General, Hardy Fuchsias, Growing Fuchsia Shapes.
Distance:
As far south as the Borders. Further by negotiation.
When:
Afternoons or evenings
Equipment:
Tables
Keith McManus
38 Central Ave
Farnworth
Bolton
BL4 0AU
tel: 01204 830081
keith.mcmanus@ntlworld.com
Subject:
All topics covered, including Overwintering, Over-wintering Fuchsias My Way, Growing Standards, Pests and Diseases, Growing Media, Growing for Showing, Fuchsias for the Garden
Distance:
Anywhere Negotiable (accommodation required for a long distance)
When:
Evenings and weekends only
Equipment:
John F Nicholass
36, Beach Road West
Portishead
Bristol
BS20 7HU
tel: 01275 840203
johnfnicholass@gmail.com
Subject:
General Fuchsia growing, Growing Fuchsias for show, Trained Fuchsia Shapes, Small Pot culture and Mini Standards, Hardy Fuchsias.
Distance:
200 miles round trip. Longer distances by negotiation
When:
Evenings preferred. Not December, January or August
Equipment:
Tables and Screen if available
Charles Palmer
14 Mermaid Court
King Street
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1DR
tel: 01392 426692
charlespalmer@exe-coll.ac.uk
Subject:
Dowsing and some of the things it can be used for. Then all have a go!
Distance:
Within a reasonable radius of where I live and gettable by Public Transport
When:
Morning, afternoon, evening. Most times of the year
Equipment:
Just a table to put my things on and a room big enough to walk around if we can't go outside.
John Paulding
2 Jubilee Close
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 8PA
tel: 01344 885170
john.paulding@talktalk.net
Subject:
Propagation, culture and nutrition My Fuchsia Year Showing Fuchsias Fuchsias around the world Fuchsia photography Preparing fuchsias for Winter My 50 favourite fuchsias Other subjects ? list available
Distance:
Up to 50 miles
When:
Either evenings or afternoons. May to October
Equipment:
Will bring equipment as necessary, practical demonstration backed by OHP and slides
Arthur Phillips
39 Highfields
Bromsgrove
Worcs
B61 7DA
tel: 01527 870012
nanart@btinternet.com
Subject:
Propagation and alternatives Fuchsia Bonsai Comparing Fuchsia Growing in the USA and UK Other subjects by negotiation
Distance:
No limit
When:
Evenings only. Local from 31st October to 1st April
Equipment:
Stephen Phillips
15 Ardlui Gardens
Milngavie
Glasgow
G62 7RL
tel: 0141 956 5216
stephenphillips15@hotmail.com
Subject:
Growing Fuchsias for Pleasure Growing Fuchsias for exhibition All aspects of growing fuchsias Medicinal Plants Plants and Malaria Glasgow's Pioneers of Parasitology
Distance:
Evenings. Winter 20 miles, Summer 90 miles, Weekends 150 miles. Further if accessible by train.
When:
Either Evenings or afternoons
Equipment:
Has own slide and data projector - helpful if screen can be provided
Eddie Reynolds
22 Hall Lane
Leyland
Lancs
PR25 3ZD
tel: 01772 453450
Subject:
General Fuchsia Culture Hybridising Fuchsias Show preparation etc, from a Judges perspective
Distance:
140 miles round trip. Longer distances by negotiation
When:
Either evenings or afternoons
Equipment:
Trevor Strickland
Smithy House, Whin Lane
Out Rawcliffe
Preston
Lancs
PR3 6TH
tel: 01253 700047
trevor.strickland@btinternet.com
Subject:
It's a Small World; Fuchsia Species; General Fuchsia Culture. Fuchsia Lore; For others please contact me
Distance:
up to 300 miles round trip
When:
Anytime. Limited distance during winter months
Equipment:
Screen if Possible
Roger Umpelby
The Cottage, Elmley Road
Ashton-under-Hill
Evesham
Worcs
WR11 7SW
tel: 01386 881449
roger@bugman.free-online.co.uk
Subject:
List of 26 tiles available - many with a link to pests and diseases
Distance:
Negotiable but fee is minimum of 50 plus travel of 35p per mile.
When:
Anytime normally
Equipment:
Own Equipment provided
Robin Whitehead
Bradley Bonsai
Old Chapel, Bradley
Grimsby
DN37 0AE
tel: 01472 750707
mob: 07794 867812
bradleybonsai@hotmail.co.uk;
Subject:
The Joy of Bonsai - interesting and entertaining talk to Fuchsia and Gardening Clubs
Distance:
By arrangement
When:
Evenings Fee circa 70 + travel expenses
Equipment:
Require tables