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The Seed Distribution opened on the 6th of January 2021.


As a result of hall hire cost increases, a new venue for this coming year's AGM has been found. It is Bentley Heath Community Centre, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull. B93 9BQ

Directions are included on the Show Dates page there is planned to be a sketch map of the location on the back cover of the Spring News Letter

Updated 16th of August 2020

The 2021 Membership
can now be paid

The Membership renewals at the new level of £15 for all membership types can now be paid through the website.

The increase to the membership fee was agreed at the 2018 AGM to come into effect for 2020.

If you choose to pay through paypal there is a £1.50 charge to cover paypal expenses. Please ensure to pick the most appropriate membership type for you, as it helps the Society gauge membership numbers more accurately.

Posted 6th of January 2021

The Show Pictures for the 2019 Shows have been uploaded to the website.

It was a stop start year for Exhibitors and growers. The Primula show was packed with primulas, Saltford had goodly numbers in almost all sections. However the mini heatwave over Easter meant that few, if any, plants held up between the Saltford and later Knowle show. This resulted in many fresh exhibits appearing between shows which showed the depth of collections. Sadly the heatwave would also appear to have put past their best those exhibits destined for the Striped and Fancy sections which became thinner at Knowle. There are still nearly 250 pictures of card winning Exhibits for the Knowle show which was a great result.
Congratulations to those growers who succeeded on the showbench this year, particularly those new Exhibitors in the Novice classes who succeeded in making it the largest section at Knowle.

There are nearly 700 show pictures for 2019 which can be found via the INDEX TO ALL ILLUSTRATED SHOWS near the bottom of the Site Map on the Home page.

Posted 13th July 2019

Society Archives
at the AGM

Following on from the Society's Archives display at last year's AGM, the display will be repeated.

Members are also reminded that as a Society we have a substantial archive available to members on request.

Posted 13th July 2019

for 2019 onwards
Fancy Auriculas are now included in classes 91 and 93

The main changes are that the following combinations are allowed
      Class 91, 4 Plants: 2 Double Auriculas (dissimilar varieties) and either 2 Striped Auriculas (dissimilar varieties) or
      2 Fancy Auriculas (dissimilar varieties) or 1 Striped and 1 Fancy Auricula

      Class 93, 1 Edged Show Auricula; 1 Self Show Auricula; 1 Light Centre Alpine; 1 Gold Centre Alpine; 1 Double Auricula;
      1 Striped Auricula or 1 Fancy Auricula

      This will also be covered in an article by Allan Guest in the Spring News Letter.

Posted 21st February 2019

Announcing new additions to website uploaded on 4th January 2018


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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