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Name: John
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midnight21
Apr 19, 2014 7:58 AM CST
Hi All
Hello from the East Coast of England. What a wonderful site you have here. I have been growing fuchsias for over forty years, and I started breeding my own varieties for around twenty. I have been putting photos of some of my varieties on the fuchsia pages for the last few days. Quite a few are now on sale all over the world. Most are named after my family. I have also had some on display at Chelsea. I will continue to add photos when I have the time, as now is a busy period for me, as I am getting ready to open my garden for charity. If you have any problems or questions I will try to answer them, but I can't promise that I will know everything.

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Apr 19, 2014 8:03 AM CST
Welcome. Sounds like you may know quite a bit about fuchsias. Definitely a good resource. Thumbs up
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Marilyn
Apr 19, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Welcome to ATP John! Welcome!

Great to have you at ATP and the Fuchsia forum! Thumbs up
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Name: John
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midnight21
Apr 20, 2014 3:01 AM CST
Thanks for the welcomes. I wish we had a site like this over this side of the Atlantic.

John
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Calif_Sue
Apr 20, 2014 10:26 AM CST

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Welcome! and so glad to see you adding photos! We really need help adding details and pictures to the database here, hopefully more enthusiasts will join in. Our webmaster Dave is so accommodating with feature requests and this database is just so easy to work with. If you have any suggestions or questions to improve it, please jump right in!
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Apr 20, 2014 11:13 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! from the Florida panhandle.
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Apr 20, 2014 12:13 PM CST

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Thank you so much, John, for your kind offer of assistance and for your contributions of images and details to our fuchsia entries. I hope you'll take pictures of the fuchsias at Chelsea this year and post them in this forum. Some of our members post photos of the Chelsea clematis and rose displays, and they're always a highlight of the year.
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chalyse
Apr 20, 2014 12:20 PM CST
Love the Photos!!!!

Is anyone a member of the American Fuchsia Society, who could speak to benefits, etc? I just noticed their new-ish site, which has a text-only database for anyone looking to find both US and Internationally registered cultivars. Also, they list a couple of sellers on the site that I hadn't been aware of:

http://www.americanfuchsiasociety.org/articledirectory/fuchs...
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zuzu
Apr 20, 2014 4:41 PM CST

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This is the best information source I've found. You can search for fuchsias by name, by properties, and by breeder. The names are clickable and clicking on them will show you breeder data and, in many cases, a picture or two.

http://www.fuchsien.ddfgg.de/de/SucheName.php5?ShowNames=tru...

Find That Fuchsia is also a good source and is loaded with pictures, but many of the names are misspelled. Angry It's currently being updated, but this link should prove to be useful when the updating's done.

http://www.findthatfuchsia.info/index.htm
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Calif_Sue
Apr 20, 2014 5:43 PM CST

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Ohh, that first link, awesome! That will really be useful to update our database entries!
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Apr 20, 2014 6:01 PM CST

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I've been checking the spelling of the names in our database (most of which came from Find That Fuchsia) against the names on the German site. I'm up to "T" and I've found and corrected hundreds and hundreds of misspelled names so far.
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chalyse
Apr 20, 2014 7:57 PM CST
Awesome links, so much to explore, and great hopes for the future of fuchsia at ATP. Thumbs up
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midnight21
Apr 21, 2014 4:04 AM CST
Hello All.
I will try to answer a few of the questions. First the American Fuchsia Society. It is a little bit out of date, and quite a bit of the information is wrong. Four that I registered with them last year are still not on there. I have contacted them a couple of times over it. But it must be a hard job to keep up with the changes, and I will still register my new ones with them. Find that fuchsia is very good. With the names spelt wrong, I'm afraid this will always happen, due to the way we all spell different. For example you say color, while I say colour. As for Chelsea. I don't go there now, as it is quite a distance from where I live now. It was easy when I lived in London, but now I'm getting on a bit, and don't like travelling too much. Also it's very expensive to get in. I will try to send pictures of our own local show at Clacton, but I don't how they will come out.
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Name: Tina
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chalyse
Apr 21, 2014 8:58 AM CST
I would be nearly in tears to be so close to so many gorgeous fuchsia and not be able to cart them all out to my car! But, lovely to see in the photos. They look so very elegant on those long white-linen platforms! Lovey dubby
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Name: John
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midnight21
Apr 27, 2014 3:21 AM CST
I don't know if anyone might be interested, but I came across a write up from this fuchsia nursery about one of my fuchsias, "London in Bloom". Click on the link top right hand.

http://www.claylane-fuchsias.co.uk/

London in Bloom

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Apr 27, 2014 1:39 PM CST

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Of course we're interested, not to mention proud to have an acclaimed hybridizer in our midst. It sounds like a wonderful fuchsia!
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chalyse
Apr 27, 2014 7:50 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I agree
Awesome contributions to the fuchsia world, John, and consider ourselves very lucky indeed to have your helpful guidance here! As I look at the variety of forms at the shows, I keep wondering if anyone has done some bonsai shaping on a fuchsia? I keep itching to try it, having seen pictures of astoundingly pretty ones years ago.
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Name: John
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midnight21
Apr 28, 2014 3:35 AM CST

Hi Tina, Zuzu.

Thanks for your kind comments. Tina, Bonsai fuchsias over here are quite common, and are a class in our show. It's just that you need the smallest varieties. Trying the with a large bloom looks silly. I will see if I have any photo's from one of our shows.

John
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chalyse
Apr 29, 2014 1:40 AM CST
Thanks, John! I would adore seeing some fuchsia bonsai examples! Lovey dubby
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Name: John
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midnight21
Apr 30, 2014 3:45 AM CST
Tina

A couple of bonsai fuchsia pics. Don't know how good they will come across.

John
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