The next meeting of the Southern African Bulb Group will be the Spring meeting on Sunday 29th March 2020, at Hale Institute Village Hall, near Farnham, Surrey, UK, not at Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting will finish at approximately 2:30 p.m. Directions to the Hale Institute Village Hall can be viewed here.
The speaker for the morning session at approximately 11:00 a.m. will be Chris Birchall of Tale Valley Nursery, on the subject of “Rhodohypoxis - Growing, Showing and Natural Environs”. This will cover the plants in cultivation and growing in the Drakensberg, and also some associated plants of the area. In the afternoon, there will be a talk by Jon Evans on “South African bulbs from the AGS Spring shows” and some time for any additional contributions and discussion.
All who are interested in growing these plants will be welcome. There is an entry fee of £3.00, but parking is free. There will as usual be a plant display table, plant sales (a good reason to arrive soon after 10:00!), and tea and coffee with biscuits. There will also be a few books for sale. You are encouraged to bring along any plants you wish to display or sell, or digital photos to share with the audience. Bring your own lunch.
The timetable we plan is as follows:
|10am||Doors open for Plant Sales. Tea/coffee available|
|11am – 12.00||Talk by Chris Birchall: “Rhodohypoxis - Growing, Showing and Natural Environs”|
|12.00 - 1 pm||Lunch|
|1pm - 2pm||Talk by Jon Evans: “South African bulbs from the Spring AGS shows”|
|2pm – 2.30pm||Winding up|
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