The 50/50 Plant Sale prior to the lecture at our September meeting each autumn continues to prove popular. The Group keeps half the money taken and returns the other half to the seller. The hall will be open from 9.30am – 10.00am to receive your plants to sell.
Please ensure that each plant has two identical labels, both of them bearing the name of the plant, your name and the price. One will be removed so that the amount you are owed can be totted up and given to you at the end of the meeting, when you can also reclaim any unsold plants and your labels (tip: write in pencil on the labels so that they may be reused).
Selling will take place between 10.00am and 11.00am, at which point the lecture begins. Offers of help with selling on the day will be most welcome.
Our speaker on Saturday – salvia specialist, Janet Buist – will also be bringing plants for sale.
Altogether, it promises to be an excellent opportunity to bag some choice plants while the soil is still warm enough to plant them.
Flower/Plant of the Month
Don’t forget your entries for the Plant of the Month competition!
For the Flower Section, it is just a single flower if that is how the plant grows, i.e. a narcissus or a dahlia. If it is a flowering shrub, for example with clusters of flowers along the stem, then it is the whole stem that you display.
The point is that it is not a flower arranging exhibit, so multiple blooms or stems are not what we are looking for. If you are an Ikebana fiend then you’ll know, of course, that even a single bloom may be displayed very artistically!
For the Pot Plant Section, much the same rule applies. It is a single plant in a pot. For a plant that naturally produces little offsets all around the central growth, as many succulents do, you do not have to remove all the offsets!