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THE SEED DISTRIBUTION UPDATE



Seed List Donations

If anyone has any further seeds to add to what has already been received, please send them to me before the end of November.

Our address is in the current edition of the Argus and on the 2017 Seed List.

Keep an eye open for the 2018 List. It will be published as soon as possible after the end of November.

Seeds will be sent out in the new year.

Thank you,
Lynn

Posted 27th October 2017



2017 SHOW PICTURES
       
The Show Pictures for the 2017 Knowle Shows have been uploaded to the website.

Yet another particularly difficult year for the exhibitor.
Congratulations to those growers who succeeded on the showbench this year.

The show pictures can be found via the INDEX TO ALL ILLUSTRATED SHOWS near the bottom of the Site Map on the Home page.

Posted 26th October 2017



THE SEED DISTRIBUTION



As the seed pods ripen, I would ask all members to bear in mind the Seed List which gives other members a chance of raising new plants. Initial impressions are that the amount of seed available may be smaller this year.

If you have seeds which you could donate – of any type – please put them into a small envelope and write on the front the name of the plant from which they were collected and (if you know it) the name of the pollen parent. If the pollen parent is unknown, just write O.P. (open-pollinated). Removing the chaff from the seed helps, but ALL seed is welcome. Place your smaller envelope(s) into a larger envelope with a note giving your name, address and email address for us to acknowledge receipt.

Have a look at last year’s list through the link on the Homepage on the website. The address to send your seeds to is there. The small amount left after the last List closed has been made available to members via the Secretary throughout the year.

It takes some time to prepare the Seed List, so please send your contributions as soon as possible. I would like to start sending out orders in early January.

Lynn Guest

Posted 27th July 2017



EXHIBITORS' HANDBOOK
for 2016 onwards
A revised Exhibitors' Handbook is now available to view prior to its planned distribution to members with the Society Newsletter.

The revised handbook contains only the Rules, Standards and Guidelines for the Knowle and Saltford shows.

The main changes are that
      - three pip plants are allowed in Edged Show Auricula single pot classes
      - three trusses are required for Border Seedling classes and five trusses for other Border classes
      - Gold Laced Polyanthus no longer need to have their immature pips removed
      - all pots must be round and terracotta in colour
      - exhibitors can show in the Beginners classes provided that they have not won five or more first prizes at NAPS shows in preceding calendar years.
Otherwise the revision is for clarity and accuracy. Read the parts of interest to you and be up-to-date.
Many thanks to Allan Guest and his helpers for all their hard work and expertise.

The Show Schedules and directions to venues for the Knowle, Saltford and Romsley shows have not changed and are available on the Information For Exhibitors web pages.

Posted 10th February 2016





Show Organisation

Deputies are required on show days for Catherine Parsons and Lynn Guest who run the Show Desk.

Please contact Neil Tyers if you are interested in helping.
 
 
 
 







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