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NOTTINGHAM FLOWER CLUB

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                                           NOTTINGHAM AND NOTTS

FUCHSIA SOCIETY 

September 2015 NEWSLETTER 

I have been busy tending my fuchsias and unfortunately finding quite a few have rust which is really quite disappointing! Defoliating and constant cleaning and sterilizing tools is going to have to be a priority! 

However, this weekend I have been busy potting up some of my larger plants, mainly my F. Arborescens, which I had intended to do a month or so ago but never got round to it.  I have also introduced a few more Bonsai specimens to my collection.  They are looking quite impressive at the moment; I hope I am saying the same in the Spring!  However, I have found that I have a species fuchsia in its infancy as a bonsai.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure which cultivar it is, as I seem to have lost the label!  I’m not sure whether this is going to be successful or not as a bonsai.  I am contemplating returning it to a 4” terracotta pot.  However, I do seem to be smitten with the ‘Bonsai bug’, especially after purchasing two Bonsai books from a charity shop in a small seaside town called Watchet in Somerset.  On the way home, we stopped at a small nursery where I bought two plants (non-fuchsias) which I hope to train up over the next few years. I am getting to know the different bonsai-style now such as: Formal; Cascade; informal; Broom; Upright and plenty more….. 

I have begun to prepare my fuchsias for winter, cutting a few back, taking more cuttings in the hope that they may survive the winter in my 4 tier unheated mini greenhouses.  I also potted on my cuttings which I had taken at the beginning of the year. 

Also this year, I intend to take more care when putting my fuchsias in the greenhouse.  I’d like all the singles together, all the doubles together, tryphillas, bonsai etc so when it comes to Springtime, I know which ones I need to concentrate on first. 

Tonight, Tony Taylor is going to talk to us about Orchids.  I always think these look impressive, (always available at Timmermans).  I have one and am surprised it is still surviving as I don’t seem to be able to look after indoor plants as well as I do outdoor yet it continues to throw out a flowering shoot against all odds. 

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 SOCIETY NEWS – NOISE LEVEL FROM ZUMBA CLASS 

Please Note: Following on from last month’s meeting, when I’m sure you will agree the volume was unacceptable, I can confirm that this was raised at our Committee meeting and a letter of complaint has been sent to the Wollaton Park Community Centre.           

 

SOCIETY NEWS! – MEAL AT THE MANOR at 7.30p.m 

Please Note: Anyone else interested in joining us on the 2nd October please let me know.   

NEWSLETTER 

If anyone wants any item included in the Newsletter, please let me know, either at a meeting, or phone me on Tel: 0115 8758928, or email: jayne.daykin@ntlworld.com  I will gladly include any article or event in the Newsletter.   

Also, if anyone would rather I send them an electronic copy, please let me know.   

Remember: It is YOUR newsletter.  

SOCIETY NEWS! – BEGINNERS CLASSES IN THE NEW YEAR 

Please Note: We have decided to start these up again in the New Year, in March, April & May.  In the past these have proven to be very successful.  Further details to follow, so WATCH THIS SPACE! 

 

2 October

The Manor, Toton – meal at 7.30p.m.  Anyone interested, please make sure your name is on the list – see Jayne

27 October

Nottingham & Notts Fuchsia Society Monthly Meeting – Geoff Smith –OVERWINTERING FUCHSIAS

Meeting starts at 7.45p.m

24 November

Nottingham & Notts Fuchsia Society Monthly Meeting – AGM and Christmas Buffet

Meeting starts at 7.45p.m