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Autumn 2021 meeting (Winchester)

The next meeting planned for Sunday 3rd October 2021 has been cancelled. We had re-booked Chris Burchall to do the talk that he was to have given in October 2019 before we had to cancel, “Rhodohypoxis - Growing, Showing and Natural Environs”. The remaining details on this page can now be read as referring to our next meeting in Spring (March or April) 2022. 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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  • The most recent published newsletter is number 45 (September 2021)
  • You can read or download all the SABG newsletters from our list of newsletters

News items

  • I’ve added Paul Lewis’s web-site to our page of Links to other web sites: don’t forget to click on “BLOG” at the top of his home page ( to see his results breeding Crocosmia and Gladiolus. It’s not a selling page, but you can contact him through the form on his “ABOUT” page to ask how to acquire his plants. [18 October 2021]
  • I’ve added a page on How to grow South African bulbs. Please let me know of any further sources of similar information. [10 September 2021]
  • Paul, our chairman, has some spare bulbs for sale, to UK members only. UK members should have received an email with the list and instructions. [6 August 2021]
  • We are sorry to have to report the death of Terry Smale on 16 February 2021, at the age of 76. He was one of our founding members and always a friendly and enthusiastic source of plants, information and encouragement. He will be greatly missed, and not just by SABG members: he was an active member of the BCSS, Mesemb Study Group, AGS and RHS. He had a large collection of Conophytums – the BBC filmed his plants for a 6-minute section of the “Gardeners’ World” programme shown on Friday 28th August 2020, which can be seen on-line at 1). On behalf of the SABG and its members, the Committee send their condolences to his wife Jennifer. [8 March 2021]

Bulb and Seed Exchange 2021

About the SABG web site

The SABG web-site started in October 2006. This is a new version of the SABG web site, which is intended to contain all the information from the original SABG web site (which will remain available for a while, but will not be updated). The URL (location, address) at which the web site can be found has not changed. It is or just It is a secure web-site. If your web browser says it isn’t, go to Information about our compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found in our Privacy Policy.

This new version is hosted by a company whose servers are housed in an energy-efficient data centre powered by energy from green renewable sources. It’s implemented as a “wiki” in order to make it easier for people to contribute to it. The page “What's a wiki?” gives more details of how it works. Please email me with any problems or suggestions.

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