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Autumn 2024 meeting

Our next meeting will be on Sunday 20th October 2024.

The speaker for this meeting is Alex Summers, who was until recently the curator of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, now working in a National Trust garden. He will give a talk (title to be agreed). The NBGW has a large section devoted to plants from regions with a Mediterranean climate, including a collection of South African bulbs.

Directions to the meeting hall. The doors will open at 10.00, and the meeting will close at about 14.30. SABG members, their guests and visitors are welcome. Admission is £3.00 and parking is free.

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Newsletters

  • The most recent published newsletter is number 48 (March 2023)
  • You can read or download all the SABG newsletters from our list of newsletters

News items

  • Very occasionally I change the “theme” (style) of the web site. The current theme has a choice of a light or dark background. To change from one to the other, click on “Toggle theme” at the very top on the right-hand side. For more information, see About the SABG web site [20 June 2024]
  • The timetable for the annual Bulb & Seed Exchanges for 2024 has been announced. Details have been emailed to members in Bulletin 50/2, and can also be read on our Bulb & Seed Exchanges page. [Jon Evans, 19 June 2024]
  • An SABG member has drawn my attention to a study of the South African species of Ledebouria, which I have added to our Digital library [22 November 2023]

Recently changed web pages and documents

  • 2024 Bulb & Seed Exchange - [2024 Bulb & Seed Exchange] (12:38 20/06/2024)
    2024 Bulb & Seed Exchange Jon Evans reports that the Southern African Bulb Group will be running its Annual Bulb and Seed Exchange again this year.  Below is an abridged version of his announcement, including the timetable -- read the [full version] which includes more instructions for participants and a description of difficulties in exchanging material with overseas members.
  • sabg_exch_2024_announcement.pdf (09:04 20/06/2024)
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  • SABG (07:58 20/06/2024)
    To change from a dark background to a light background or vice versa, click on “Toggle theme” at the top right (above). For more information, see About the SABG web site. SABG Noticeboard * The SABG Autumn meeting will be on Sunday 20th October 2024 at Badger
  • Bulb & Seed Exchanges - [Table] (07:48 20/06/2024)
    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
  • News items (07:41 20/06/2024)
    News items * Very occasionally I change the “theme” (style) of the web site. The current theme has a choice of a light or dark background. To change from one to the other, click on “Toggle theme” at the very top on the right-hand side. For more information, see
  • Older news items (07:40 20/06/2024)
    Older news items Following the latest news items, the older items below are listed in order of increasing age. * The November 2023 Ephemeral Seed and Bulb Exchange has now finished. The material available was listed here [here]. [22 November 2023] * More options to order seeds and bulbs from South African and other suppliers are described in
  • About the SABG web site (07:30 20/06/2024)
    About the SABG web site * Recently changed web pages and documents * Very occasionally I change the “theme” (style) of the web site. The current theme has a choice of a light or dark background. To change from one to the other, click on “Toggle theme” at the very top on the right-hand side.

Bulb and Seed Exchanges

  • The 2022 autumn ephemeral seed exchange list is available, thanks to its coordinator, Jon Evans. Details have been emailed to members, and can also be read on our 2022 Bulb & Seed Exchange page. The deadline for requests from members for seeds and bulbs from the Exchange is 18th November 2022.
  • 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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