2002 Annual Fuchsia Nursery Trip
Our Annual trip to fuchsia nurseries took us, firstly to Mike Oxtoby's Nursery at North Cave and then on to Langland's Nursery and Garden Centre at Shiptonthorpe.
It was nice to see Mike after his operation and his able helpers, all eager to assist with one's queries and show you where a particular plant was.
We were lucky that we made Mike's our
first stop, for when we had ravaged the place for the best and choicest
cuttings, another coach arrived.
Mike's nursery is a veritable storehouse of out-of-the-ordinary fuchsia.
It is always nice to see a number of fuchsias in flower, especially ones that you haven't seen before.
Generally, having the trip at this time
of the season is fine for the getting the cuttings, but we do miss out
on the sight of the fuchsias in full bloom.
After a good meal, it was on to the coach again and off to Langland's at Shiptonthorpe.
Langland's is a Nursery
and Garden Centre, and a pretty impressive place it was too.
It did not have the
range of a dedicated fuchsia nursery, but with a range of 150 varieties,
there was adequate choice.
Langland's organised a demonstration of making up hanging baskets.
It's funny how
one says ' that's it, no more ',
you can always find that plant that takes your eye.
I am coming to the conclusion that our members have good deal more money than I give credit for, or is it that the can't resist a fuchsia plant ?