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The Seed Distribution closed on 28 February 2019. Any remaining seed will be available at the plant sales at the shows or from the Secretary.

Many thanks go to Lynn and Allan Guest for all their hard work and expertise in running another successful Seed Distribution this year.

Spring is nearly here and soon our plants will be flowering. Please give a thought to the 2020 Seed Distribution and make a few extra crosses so that you can contribute to next year's seed list and help keep the Society viable and growing.

Posted 3rd of March 2019

for 2019 onwards
Fancy Auriculas are now included in classes 91 and 93

The main changes are that the following combinations are allowed
      Class 91, 4 Plants: 2 Double Auriculas (dissimilar varieties) and either 2 Striped Auriculas (dissimilar varieties) or
      2 Fancy Auriculas (dissimilar varieties) or 1 Striped and 1 Fancy Auricula

      Class 93, 1 Edged Show Auricula; 1 Self Show Auricula; 1 Light Centre Alpine; 1 Gold Centre Alpine; 1 Double Auricula;
      1 Striped Auricula or 1 Fancy Auricula

      This will also be covered in an article by Allan Guest in the Spring News Letter.

Posted 21st February 2019

The Show Pictures for the 2018 Knowle Shows have been uploaded to the website.

Yet another particularly difficult year for the exhibitor.
Congratulations to those growers who succeeded on the showbench this year.

The show pictures can be found via the INDEX TO ALL ILLUSTRATED SHOWS near the bottom of the Site Map on the Home page.

Posted 5th December 2018

Announcing new additions to website uploaded on 4th January 2018


for 2016 onwards
A revised Exhibitors' Handbook is now available to view prior to its planned distribution to members with the Society Newsletter.

The revised handbook contains only the Rules, Standards and Guidelines for the Knowle and Saltford shows.

The main changes are that
      - three pip plants are allowed in Edged Show Auricula single pot classes
      - three trusses are required for Border Seedling classes and five trusses for other Border classes
      - Gold Laced Polyanthus no longer need to have their immature pips removed
      - all pots must be round and terracotta in colour
      - exhibitors can show in the Beginners classes provided that they have not won five or more first prizes at NAPS shows in preceding calendar years.
Otherwise the revision is for clarity and accuracy. Read the parts of interest to you and be up-to-date.
Many thanks to Allan Guest and his helpers for all their hard work and expertise.

The Show Schedules and directions to venues for the Knowle, Saltford and Romsley shows have not changed and are available on the Information For Exhibitors web pages.

Posted 10th February 2016

Show Organisation

Deputies are required on show days for Catherine Parsons and Lynn Guest who run the Show Desk.

Please contact Neil Tyers if you are interested in helping.

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