Four Oaks Trade Show Review: Fuchsia 'Jean Taylor' sales raise £1,362 for charities in Zambia and South Africa

Robert Sinton of Sintons Nurseries presented Arden Lea Nurseries owner Duncan Taylor with the first royalty cheque from sales of Fuchsia 'Jean Taylor', amounting to £1,362, which will support African charities.

The Fuchsia, bred by Robert Sinton's father, specialist breeder Roy Sinton, is available as young plants from Ball Colegrave — at whose Four Oaks stand the presentation was made.

F. 'Jean Taylor', named for Duncan Taylor's late wife, has large lilac and hot pink flowers and red-veined leaves. Its semi-trailing habit makes it suitable for containers and hanging baskets.

"Feedback has been good," said Taylor. "B&Q has been very pleased with them and will order more next year."

Taylor has secured former England rugby international Jason Robinson as patron of the campaign, which benefits two African charities with which his late wife was involved — one working with abandoned babies in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the other helping street children in Lusaka, Zambia.

For more information, see jeantaylorfuchsia.com.

 

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