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                                             NOTTINGHAM AND NOTTS




An abbreviated newsletter this month brought to you by Derek, Treasurer, as Jayne is not well.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jayne. 

I hope the mini heatwave hasn’t cooked too many of your plants and things are growing well.  I had to hurriedly spray greenhouse shading as one or two plants showed scorching on the leaves after just one day of very strong sunlight.  Don’t mention pheasants and mice in the same breath as broad beans and peas. 

Just a few bits for information: 

The plant sale and coffee morning on Saturday May 11th has been moved to Friday 10th May.  This has been done because the building work at the community centre has disrupted planning.  I would ask that all members try and help the society by volunteering to help in any way you can.  If you have any type of plant, it doesn’t have to be a fuchsia, that you can donate for the sale please do so.  The plants can be dropped off at the community centre on the morning of the 10th.  You can help setting up the stall, buying plants for your gardens and baskets.  Cakes can be donated for selling with teas and coffees. 

If you live locally to Wollaton can you advertise the sale day in a local shop?  See Derek if you can help. 


This was advertised in the last newsletter and I went along as a Steward.  I found it very interesting as topics were picked up from the judges Handbook and discussed generally by everyone attending.  It was very helpful to get a judges perspective on exhibits as well as stewards comments on how working together can make a show so much better for exhibitors and spectators. 

There are two more seminars planned for later in the year, but not locally. 

Plant Sales, such as those at the Community Centre and AutoKarna at Wollaton Hall in June are vital in helping to raise funds for, and the profile of, our Society.  Whilst involving hard work in preparation they are usually enjoyable days.  We “buy in” the bulk of the plants we sell at these events but plant donations from members are very welcome and often vital in providing that unusual variety not found elsewhere. 

Donations, of plants for sale, tombola items, the occasional raffle prize and especially your time and effort are very much appreciated by your committee.  

You pamper and look after your plants and then.. 

A picture from 2016 - 

How come my best Fuchsias are the ones growing in the compost heap? 




10 May

Change of date


Garden Plant Sale at Wollaton Community Centre- volunteers needed to help run the stall, (see Derek) everyone is welcome everyone to come and visit – Refreshments available.

The sale will be open between 10.30 am and 1.30pm


28 May


Monthly Meeting: Geoff Smith talking on ‘Fuchsia Standards’


9 June

Autokarna: - Plant sale – opportunity to talk to the public and promote our society and show - 9.00a.m start, to help set up gazebo.

25 June


Monthly Meeting: Dave Staines talking on ‘Begonias for Showing’




Remember our next meeting

Will be

 MAY 28th

Fuchsia Standards





The easiest way for all internet users to help raise funds for our Society is simply by every time you search the Web you use easysearch.  

Easysearch combines results from Yahoo!, Windows MSN Live Search and in one simple search, the address is  Please try it and encourage others too. Don’t forget if you make any purchases on the internet, to go through our webshop to make sure we receive commission from the retailers (currently over 2000 well known retailers), the address is . 


As Jayne has reported previously, I had to buy a new freezer recently, and using easyfundraising I secured a £5 donation to the Societies funds.  It doesn’t cost you any money and works in a similar way to “top cash back” adverts as seem on the telly.  But rather than bring an individual reward, if you register as a supporter of Nottingham & Notts Fuchsia Society any money due comes to the Society.  Speaking as your treasurer, I recommend it.