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                                                       2017

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



Sat. October 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. Entrance free.


Fri. October 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 attend.

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 alison.corley@btinternet.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.

If you 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 South Africa”.

Price is £8 to include lunch and refreshments. Please send your booking to Alison Corley, Pucketty Farm Cottage, Faringdon SN7 8JP. 




                                                             RHS event

 RHS and 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 vanessapenn@rhs.org.uk.  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 Societies.
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
·         A look at the fifth garden at RHS Bridgewater – how is work progressing
·         Plant AwardsThe latest update on this issue and how will it affect Plant Societies Various displays and the chance to discuss updated online resources for cultivated plants and the RHS Herbarium Open discussion and networking as well as time for Q&A and feedback.  

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 place. 

If any member is interested in attending please contact Vanessa Penn direct on:-

vanessapenn@rhs.org.uk.  

   
 
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