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Autumn 2022 meeting

Our next meeting will be on Sunday 23rd October 2022. Jonathan Hutchinson will talk about his visit to Zimbabwe. His written report appeared in Newsletter 41, but the meeting will be a chance to see many more photos, and ask questions!

Directions to the meeting hall. The doors will open at 10.00, and the meeting will close at about 14.30.

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Newsletters

  • The most recent published newsletter is number 46 (April 2022)
  • You can read or download all the SABG newsletters from our list of newsletters

News items

  • The main 2022 Bulb & Seed Exchange has finished. Here is the list of bulbs and seeds which were available. If you requested bulbs and seeds from the list, you should have received them by now. Many thanks to Jon Evans for his hard work. [21 September 2022]
  • The deadline for sending requests for bulbs and seeds from the 2022 Bulb & Seed Exchange to Jon Evans is 30th August. [21 August 2022]
  • The Nerine and Amaryllid Society‘s 25th Anniversary Talk is open to NAAS members and non-members. John Grimshaw will talk on “Amaryllids I have known” at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, B15 3TR on Saturday 8th October 2022 at 10.30am. Further details in this notice or from the NAAS. [11 August 2022]
  • I’ve been investigating news feeds and have just added a list of our Recently changed web pages and documents and a section in the News page showing the most recent messages in the Pacific Bulb Society’s “PBS List”. [11 April 2022]
  • I’ve just discovered and added the Bulbinella book by Pauline L. Perry (1999) Bulbinella in South Africa (Strelitzia 8, 78 pp.) to our Digital library page. Although Bulbinellas are not strictly bulbs, they are geophytes (with a “compact corm-like structure”) and form a conspicuous element of the flora in many areas of South Africa where true bulbs grow. I’d be interested if anyone has experience with growing them in cultivation in the UK or other areas with similar climate. [1 November 2021]

Recently changed web pages and documents

  • SABG (22:15 21/09/2022)
    [//Lachenalia aloides// var. //aurea// [If you can't see the picture, perhaps your browser settings need changing.]] [Newsletter no. 46] (April 2022) is available. SABG Noticeboard The timetable for the autumn 2022 “ephemeral” seed exchange is now available. Details are in this [announcement]. * Please contact Jon Evans by 23rd October with a list of what you are sending * Send the seed to him by 30th October
  • 2022 Bulb & Seed Exchange (20:45 21/09/2022)
    2022 Bulb & Seed Exchange The timetable for the autumn 2022 “ephemeral” seed exchange is now available. Details are in this [announcement]. * Please contact Jon Evans by 23rd October with a list of what you are sending * Send the seed to him by 30th October
  • Other meetings (20:43 21/09/2022)
    Other meetings * The Nerine and Amaryllid Society‘s 25th Anniversary Talk is open to NAAS members and non-members. John Grimshaw will talk on “Amaryllids I have known” at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, B15 3TR on Saturday 8th October 2022 at 10.30am. Further details in
  • Bulb & Seed Exchanges - [Example instructions with timetable] (19:46 21/09/2022)
    Bulb & Seed Exchanges The Southern African Bulb Group runs an Annual Bulb and Seed Exchange in July -- August and “Ephemeral seed exchanges” (primarily for seeds which need to be sown immediately on receipt) in November each year, for SABG members only. See the section

Bulb and Seed Exchanges

  • The 2022 autumn ephemeral seed exchange has been announced by its coordinator, Jon Evans. Details have been emailed to members, and can also be read on our Bulb & Seed Exchanges page. The Exchange itself will begin in October. Details will be repeated in the next Newsletter. The full list of bulbs and seeds will be sent to members.
  • The main seed and bulb exchange for 2022 has now finished.

News from other sources

Pacific Bulb Society RSS news feed

The PBS List is an email discussion of bulbs, sponsored by the Pacific Bulb Society, for people around the world. Although bulbs (defined more broadly to include all geophytes) are the focus, we recognize that people who grow them probably grow other things too and will be talking about them from time to time. Everyone is welcome to take part, simply click on Subscribe [in the link on the right just below]. PBS List https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php

These are the most recent posts in the PBS List. If you click on one, you will be able to see all the others.

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