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Maggi Young

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Re: SRGC Seed Exchange 2021 - 22
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2021, 09:07:52 PM »
I appreciate that many of you do not use facebook and instead rely on this site  for your  info re the Club - so I've copied the Bainbridges' photos mentioned in Ian's post, and repeat them here...


Seed collection under way here, seed drying in pots and the gold-panning sieves we use to sort the seed from the chaff

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Seed packeted and waiting to go into the exchange

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Berkheya purpurea from South Africa, grown from seed two years ago and flowering now


Seed reception bins set up and waiting in the garage


Bins for popular genera of seed, Pulsatillas filling up already
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Re: SRGC Seed Exchange 2021 - 22
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2021, 03:10:09 PM »

Welcome to the SRGC 75th Seed Exchange 2021/22

We are very pleased to announce that over the coming winter we hope to be able to operate a near-normal 75th seed exchange for members. This will be in real contrast to the 74th, very limited, exchange, but of course it remains subject to Covid and legal restrictions which might apply over the seed exchange period.

We have been concerned that Seed Donations this coming autumn would be limited by new phytosanitary regulations, but we now understand these will not be implemented by the UK government until 2022, and so donations from outside the UK will not require phytosanitary certificates this autumn. Please do read the detailed text on seed donations below before sending seed to the exchange. Covid restrictions in the UK meant that it would have been impossible to run a normal seed exchange in 2020/21, as the seed reception, packeting and distribution processes all require teams of people to work together to complete each stage of the exchange. We hope that Covid regulations will not affect the forthcoming exchange, but we’re sure you will all recognise that we cannot predict what the circumstances will be over the coming winter.

Parts of the seed distribution will be affected by the new EU Seed Regulations, which will require phytosanitary certification for seed entering the EU from the UK. We are exploring the implications of this with the UK and Scottish authorities, and hope to be able to offer seed to EU members, including possibly Northern Ireland. We will post further information here as soon as it is available.  If there are members in EU states who might be willing to receive a bulk order of seed to despatch to other members in their country/EU, we would be pleased to hear from you (email us at: seed@srgc.org.uk).

Overseas members who do not live in the EU (apart from Japan) are unaffected by these changes; we will send seed in accordance with your country’s regulations, as advised by you.

Seed Donations (Autumn 2021)
Please send fresh clean seed as early as possible (no later than 31st October) to:

Ian and Carole Bainbridge
Luckie Harg’s,
Anwoth Road,
Gatehouse of Fleet,
Castle Douglas
DG7 2EF
UK

Late seed can be accepted if a list has been received by post or email by 31st October. The seed list will be compiled on 1st November, so late seed may not make the exchange. There are more details of the Seed Exchange in our Dryas Newsletter (July 2021) issued to all of our members.
The seed exchange is open for donation of seeds until October 31st. Seed ordering will be open from first thing (GMT) on 1st December 2021 until midnight (GMT) on 17 January 2022.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: SRGC Seed Exchange 2021 - 22
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2021, 07:37:15 AM »
We are very pleased to announce that over the coming winter we hope to be able to operate a near-normal 75th seed exchange for members. This will be in real contrast to the 74th, very limited, exchange, but of course it remains subject to Covid and legal restrictions which might apply over the seed exchange period.

Hi Maggi,

Can you share a link to where I can download the seed donation form from?

Thanks in advance,
Matt
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Re: SRGC Seed Exchange 2021 - 22
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2021, 11:07:23 AM »
Hello Matt,  there is no special donation form for SRGC seed ex.

N. B. from previous post :  Seed Donations (Autumn 2021)
Please send fresh clean seed as early as possible (no later than 31st October) to Ian and Carole Bainbridge (see the Team subsection at the bottom of this item for the address). Late seed can be accepted if a list has been received by post or email by 31st October. The seed list will be compiled on 1st November, so late seed may not make the exchange.

On each packet please write the full name of the species, where it was collected (if wild), and your name or initials. Put all seed of one type in one packet, using small packets when possible (avoid big packets!). Supply a list of donated seed in alphabetical order. Note your email, phone number and membership number in case we have queries, and provide comments on any new or rare seed.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: SRGC Seed Exchange 2021 - 22
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2021, 12:39:20 AM »
Hello Matt,  there is no special donation form for SRGC seed ex.

That's great, thanks Maggi.
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