Sunday, 18 August 2013

Fuchsias galore!


Those of you who know me will know that I am not a fan of fuchsias. I do grow the odd plant and have three or four hardy fuchsias in the garden, but I find them fiddley to grow, and they need lots of watering - and their flowers drop!  So, friends and family were surprised, to say the least, when I announced I was off to see a fuchsia show last Sunday. Not the Farnborough Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society fuchsia show, of which I am a member, but the British Fuchsia Society London National Fuchsia Show no less.  Fortunately I did not have to travel to London because the show was held in a village close by.

My real reason for visiting this Show was to take a look at the hall to see if it would be suitable as a venue for The Pelargonium and Geranium Society National  Show when it is next held in the South East of the country.   I was, however, amazed at the quality of the fuchsia exhibits. The hall was filled with plants - three tables down the centre of the hall with exhibits on each side of the tables. Tables around all the edges, plus on the front of the stage and on the floor in front of the stage.

There was a smaller hall within the building and here one could buy a cup of tea ad cake. Salad lunches had been served at lunchtime. This being the 75th anniversary of the B.F.S. there was a large wall display of their events over the years. There had been a tombola in here as well, obviously well supported as it was over when I arrived early afternoon.

It was a pleasant afternoon and I met several friends there as well.

My Blue Jug is filled with White and Purple Phlox

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