Western Cape Fuchsia Society 

Meetings

The Western Cape Fuchsia Society meets at 2pm on the first Saturday of each month beteween February and November at the St Thomas Church Hall, Campground Road in Rondebosch. Every month there is a practical workshop during which an experienced grower demonstrates a particular aspect of cultivating fuchsias relevant to that time of the year. Afterwards members have some practical experience, for example, in June and July they can bring any of their own plants that need potting-up and they will be guided through this process on these plant/s.

 The Society also invites a guest speaker to some meetings to talk about an interesting aspect of gardening, not necessarily connected to growing fuchsias.

Visitors are always welcome to participate and at the end of the meeting, they have the opportunity to discuss any aspect of fuchsia growing with the members over tea and cake.

Should you wish to join the Society, please contact the secretary (details provided below) for all relevant information.

A membership form may be downloaded here.

2020 - Monthly Schedule for Meetings & Workshop

 

Date

Tea Duty

Before tea i.e 2 to 3pm

Tea

After tea ie 3.20 to 4.20pm

1 Feb

WCFS will buy eats

AGM

Chairman

Treasurer

Show Manager

 

Show Winners Certificates

Long service Certificate

Overview for 2020

7 March

Nell B

Christine.Ninon

Diana

Talk on Orchids

Faan Kruger

 

Wilmar Burger- Makhro

Committee meeting

4 April

Natalie

Jocelyn

Barbara

Anne

Tissue Cultivation

 

Workshop on “making babies” aka propagation - Joy Kessler

 

2 May

,

Merle

John G

Jane

Lorraine

Potting Up Baby Plants (1)

Joy Kessler

 

Pruning and Shaping and Pinching

Various experienced members

Committee meeting

6 June

Merry

Myra

Faan

Allen Lang

 

Bokashi

Caryn Allwright

 

Potting up (2)

Repotting existing plants

Prof Jan

4 July

Ann Long

Emma

Dot

Betty

Standards and Half Baskets

Jill Lawson

 

Still to confirmed

Committee meeting

1 August

Felicity

Gale P

Sue R

Brian

How to decide on plants for the show

(Committee members)

 

Discussion

introduced by David Daniels on mixed containers and displays.

22 or 29 August

 

Visit to Michell’s Nursery in Atlantis. Directions to be sent via email.

5 Sept

David D

Carleen

Caryn

Elizabeth

Little Orchard

Still to be confirmed

 

Repotting Michells Plants

Roland Southgate

Committee meeting

3 Oct

Jill L

Jurina

Gail Darlin

Talk on Streptocarpus

Indigenous Plant

Speaker Cherise            

 

Interactive workshop where members bring fuchsias in the various categories ( standards , where necessary , give last minute tips / advice on final prep for the show – a sort of buildup to

3 Nov

 

Prep for Show

 

Quizz  Joy

Committee meeting

5 & 6 Dec

 

The annual show at Kirstenbosch

           
                                 

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WESTERN CAPE FUCHSIA SOCIETY – NEWSLETTER : 7 November 2020

Brian opened our socially distanced meeting with the usual good cheer. He thanked all those that bought raffle tickets (R590.00 raised) and commended those that sold plants.

Dot spoke movingly of Jane Garvey, who is missed by one and all. Jill spoke about Des Crook, by all accounts a veritable font of information fuchsia related.

Merry demonstrated an easy rope technique for hanging baskets.

Jan gave the meeting great advice for showing our fuchsias at our informal Mini Show on Saturday, 5 December 2020, the admin details of which are below.

0900               Committee setup

0930               Exhibits arrive and benched

1100               Judging starts

Thereafter collation of marks from the members who have judged in groups and independently of the 2 official judges. Jan and JoyK will give an overview of the exhibits.

Lunch and fellowship followed by breaking down and the all important cleaning up.

Please will every member try and display at least 1 fuchsia. We are permitted to display up to 5 plants, with up to 2 plants in any 1 section.

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 For more information about the Western Cape Fuchsia Society:

  Please contact Brian Gouws (Chairman) on 021-919-1673

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Merry Freeman  (Secretary) on 021-761-5863

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