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LATEST - - LATEST - - 27th July 2017 - - LATEST - - LATEST

THE SEED DISTRIBUTION



As the seed pods ripen, I would ask all members to bear in mind the Seed List which gives other members a chance of raising new plants. Initial impressions are that the amount of seed available may be smaller this year.

If you have seeds which you could donate – of any type – please put them into a small envelope and write on the front the name of the plant from which they were collected and (if you know it) the name of the pollen parent. If the pollen parent is unknown, just write O.P. (open-pollinated). Removing the chaff from the seed helps, but ALL seed is welcome. Place your smaller envelope(s) into a larger envelope with a note giving your name, address and email address for us to acknowledge receipt.

Have a look at last year’s list through the link on the Homepage on the website. The address to send your seeds to is there. The small amount left after the last List closed has been made available to members via the Secretary throughout the year.

It takes some time to prepare the Seed List, so please send your contributions as soon as possible. I would like to start sending out orders in early January.

Lynn Guest

Posted 27th July 2017



WEST MIDLANDS GROUP
ADDITIONAL MEETING - 9th MAY
The West Midland Group Programme has been updated to include an additional meeting on 9th May 2017 - Hepaticas by Sam Hopes.

Posted 2nd May 2017



2016 SHOW PICTURES
       

The 2016 Show Pictures have been uploaded to the website. A particularly difficult year for the exhibitor. With considerable help from the fancy seedlings that I grow, I managed to score 'most points in show' at both the Auricula Show in Knowle and even more surprisingly in the north at Cheadle. An opportunity available to all via the Seed Distribution.

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 29th December 2016



NAPS MIDLAND AND WEST WEB SITE
HOSTING AND ORGANISATION
Historically the NAPS M&W website(s) began life, when web file storage space was more expensive, hosted on webspace provided by various and many commercial hosting companies and Internet Service Providers.

As time went by the many parts were consolidated into one site, the familiar www.auriculaandprimula.org.uk.

The changeover was largely seemless and imperceptible from the user's viewpoint. However the "wilkin94" website proved more difficult as the ISP first stopped me updating the web pages and then eventually deleted the site completely. Copies of significant parts have been on the main site for some time including the SHOWS pages, the AURICULA pages and the PRIMULA pages. These are accessible through links in the "Short Cuts" portion of the NAPS Home page and at the bottom of most pages coming from the "wilkin94" site.

Some of the more personal pages such as "My Auricula Collection" have not been copied across.

Posted 28th September 2016



MISSING MEMBERS' ADDRESSES
  From The Honorary Treasurer
Roger Woods
44 Tansey Crescent
Stoney Stanton
Leicestershire
LE9 4BT
United Kingdom.

Tel: 01455 272 377
 
  Would those members listed below please contact me as soon as possible.

  Dr. S.M. Sharland

  Mr. Tomkins
 

Posted   -   21st February 2016




EXHIBITORS' HANDBOOK
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



CHANGE OF DATE FOR
THE 2016 SALTFORD SHOW
The date for
The WEST OF ENGLAND
AURICULA & PRIMULA SHOW
held at SALTFORD

previously advertised for Saturday 23rd April 2016 has been changed to Saturday 16th April 2016.

Posted 21st January 2016



EAST MIDLANDS GROUP
The venue for the East Midland Group meeting
"A talk on Alpine Auriculas by Barry Thompson and John Cattle"
on the 20th February 2016 has changed to
THE THREE CROWNS PUB, WYMESWOLD.

3rd January 2016



WEST MIDLANDS GROUP MEETINGS 2016
The West Midland Group webpage has been updated with the 2016 Programme.
Please be aware that the date of the West Midland Group Auricula Show has changed from that published in ARGUS and that not all meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month!

2nd January 2016



Office of Editor
Excellent News - Kathy has agreed to continue as editor.

8th November 2015




Articles for ARGUS 63


Have your say. Why not write an article for next year's ARGUS?
Articles on all aspects of our hobby are needed from members.

Please send them to the editor Kathy Niblett kathy@pkniblet.co.uk by 31st March 2016,
or contact Kathy for more details.



Post of Society Archivist

Excellent News - Brian Coop has taken over the role of Society Archivist.
   Contact information

   Brian Coop
   13 Forest Crescent
   Harrogate
   North Yorks
   HG2 7EU.

   Email - brianc6@virginmedia.com

8th August 2015





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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