The 20 August sees the worldwide launch of the \'Royal Sutton\' Fuchsia at the Sutton Coldfield Fuchsia Society’s annual show at the Mere Green Library.
The Fuchsia was hybridised in the Royal Town by long standing member, Gordon Reynolds, pictured with the blooms together with Gail Barber, and society Chairman Pat Rogers along with Royal Town’s MP Andrew Mitchell.
Plants will be available to buy on the day and proceeds will go for the Alzheimer’s Society in honour of the late Peter Meredith who was former Chairman and President of Sutton’s Fuchsia Society.
Andrew Mitchell said during the meeting, “Suttonians should be proud to have amongst them the horticulture expertise such as those of Sutton’s Fuchsia Society and I hope many of them will have the privilege of seeing this magnificent \'Royal Sutton\' Fuchsia in person on 20 August.”
Gail Barber added, \"We are a small but friendly group of keen growers, and new members would be made very welcome\" said Gail \"Many of our members have so much knowledge and experience, and are very generous with advice and cuttings!\"
The Sutton Coldfield Fuchsia Society meet at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of every month at the Royal Sutton Club on Jockey Road.
Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP together with Gordon Reynolds, Gail Barber and society Chairman Pat Rogers