Sat. September 23rd and Sun. 24th: Malvern Autumn Show, where our Society
is again exhibiting. The stand will be
different this year and incorporate a greenhouse. Do come and see it!
Sat. October 7th
2-5pm. Bickham Cottage, Kenn, Exeter, EX6 7XL. Steve Eyre has invited
members to visit his National Collections of hardy nerines and Nerine sarniensis.
7th to Sat. 21st: Guernsey NCCPG Nerine Festival, Candie Gardens. 2.30pm to
4pm on October 7th and then 10am to 4pm for the rest of the Festival.
13th: 2-4pm Bramdean House, Alresford SO24 0JU, by kind invitation of Victoria Wakefield: visit to the
gardens and beds where the
RHS trials of Hardy Nerines are in the final year. Refreshments will be
provided so please inform the Secretary if you are hoping to
Sat. October 14th: 10.30am
for 11am: Exbury’s Nerine display in the Five Arrows Gallery and a
visit to the glasshouses. Exbury Gardens, SO45 1AZ. Follow the signs by
the side of the road saying 'Nerines' past the main car park.
Sun. October 15th: Isle of Wight visits. Contact the Secretary for details of times.
*It is essential that you tell the Secretary if you intend going to any of these events on the 13th, 14th, or 15th so arrangements can be made for catering, etc. Her email is email@example.com.
Sat. October 21st: Feedback day on the RHS/NAAS trials of
Hardy Nerines (Shropshire)
The event will be held at Pitchford Village Hall with talks and a light
lunch and an opportunity to buy hardy Nerines. Main
speakers for the morning are Mark Heath and
Dr John David of the RHS and Bob Brown.
After lunch there will be a
visit to the RHS Nerine trials at The Patch, Acton Pigott by kind
permission of the Owen family.
It is possible to pay for the feedback day via the website using the "Purchase on line' page, article 10. £12.00 for both members and non-members.
prefer you can send a cheque to Malcolm Allison, 79 Byron Road, Cheltenham GL51
7EY made out to Nerine and Amaryllid Society.
Sat. November 4th:
Annual General Meeting, Holton Village Hall., Oxfordshire. Speaker Lady
Skelmersdale on “Summer-flowering bulbs of the Drakensburg Mountains of
Price is £8 to include lunch and refreshments. Please
send your booking to Alison Corley, Pucketty Farm Cottage, Faringdon SN7
Plant Societies, Sharing our Expertise Workshop
at The Hillside Event Centre, RHS Garden
Wisley on Thursday 9th November from 10.30 – 15.15.
Spaces are limited so please
reserve your place as soon as possible by contacting Vanessa Penn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note your delegate badge will be
prioritised as to whether you are a member of a Committee, Forum or Plant
Society and many of you are members of more than one of these, so if you
would like it to highlight a particular membership please let me know.
Tea & coffee will be served
from 10.00am, and again at 15.15, and a packed lunch will be provided.
The agenda is currently being finalised but the draft outline for the day
is as follows.
Welcome from Chairman Barry Newman Welcome from Vanessa Penn – find
out about any updates relevant to Plant Societies, new opportunities to promote
your society to RHS visitors, and upcoming workshops available for Plant
Straight from the Mouth - two
of our Plant Societies will talk about their current projects and what they’re
planning for 2018.
Plant Health Update – A
representative from the Horticultural Trades association will be presenting
their new Plant Health Assurance Scheme, and APHA will be talking about new and
emerging horticultural pests.
RHS Updates · Welcome
from Chris Moncrieff, the new Head of Horticultural Relations at the RHS · What’s
happening at Wisley in 2018
· What space and events are available to
Plant Societies across the RHS
look at the fifth garden at RHS Bridgewater – how is work progressing
Plant Awards – The latest update
on this issue and how will it affect Plant Societies
Various displays and the chance to discuss updated online resourcesfor cultivated plants and the RHS
HerbariumOpen discussion and networking as well as time for Q&A and
The day will offer as much opportunity as
possible to network, so as well as providing the packed lunch you are very
welcome to stay and chat after the Chairman’s round up at the end of the day,
where refreshments will be available to give you more time to talk to each
other and available RHS representatives.
This email has been sent to main Plant
Society contacts but other people within the society who may be interested in
attending will be very welcome.
A full agenda and joining
instructions will be sent out in October to those who have booked a
If any member is interested in
attending please contact Vanessa Penn direct on:-