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Autumn 2020 meeting (CANCELLED)

Our next meeting on Sunday 11th October 2020 has been cancelled. Recent meetings have been at our usual meeting place, Badger Farm Community Centre, Winchester, and the following information is given in the hope that we will be able to resume meeting in 2021.

All who are interested in growing these plants will be welcome. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting will finish at approximately 2:30 p.m. 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 James Hitchmough
12.00 - 1 pm Lunch
1pm - 2pm Talk by James Hitchmough
2pm – 2.30pm Winding up

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Latest newsletters

  • The most recent published newsletter is number 42 (August 2020)
  • You can read or download all the SABG newsletters from our list of newsletters
  • There may be a draft of the next newsletter: Newsletter no. 42 but it is likely to be incomplete.

News items

  • The latest seed list from Bert Zaalberg at www.massonia.com has just arrived. Contact Bert directly if you want to order anything or join his email list. [8 September 2020]
  • Have a look at Audrey Cain's BulbWeb, now hosted by the SABG, which contains over 1,400 photographs of plants in 175 genera (not all of them South African). [6 September 2020]
  • The annual Bulb & Seed Exchange for 2020 has been completed. Bulbs and seeds have been posted out by its coordinator, Jon Evans. [5 September 2020]
  • Newsletter no. 42 (August 2020) is now available. [31 August 2020]
  • The SABG Committee has decided it is necessary to cancel the SABG meeting on Sunday 11th October 2020. [31 August 2020]
  • An episode of the BBC Gardeners’ World TV series with a portion devoted to wild Gladiolus with Rod & Rachel Saunders, filmed in the Drakensberg mountains in South Africa just before their deaths, has been shown on BBC television in the UK, and is now available for streaming from BBC iPlayer (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hr3l/gardeners-world-2020-episode-7), but unfortunately only for viewers in the UK, as far as I know. [7 May 2020]

Bulb and Seed Exchange 2020

About the SABG web site

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 www.sabg.tk or just sabg.tk. It is a secure web-site. If your web browser says it isn’t, go to https://sabg.tk. 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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