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News from the Crocus Group
« on: November 05, 2008, 08:53:23 AM »
Here is the most important information about The Crocus Group - more will follow.

To join the Crocus Group you need to send a cheque or cash for £5GB (Or 10 euro cash) to Mr Tony Goode.  3 Woodland Road, Hellesdon, Norwich NR6 5RA. UK.

The fee is a one off which is only repeated when group funds run low, (perhaps every 5 years.)   
We are an independant and very informal group with no constitution or rules!  Just a group of folk with a shared interest.  Overseas members receive one newsletter per year, in the autumn.

The seed exchange takes place in summer and to take part all you have to do is send a request for a list to the seed exchange organiser.  Full details will follow once you join.  Please feel free to contact me via email or Personal Message if you need more info.

  EDIT: Please see new notice re the Crocus Group   31st October 2015 : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=2643.msg343924#msg343924
« Last Edit: October 31, 2015, 11:29:04 AM by Maggi Young »

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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 10:59:08 AM »
I wish the Crocus Group a long and influential future and commend the organisers on their energy and enterprise.
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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 08:16:29 PM »
All the above is true because it happened to me very recently. The only glitch was at this end because I ordered seed of very common species, as I was late in joining and the seedlist had been out for a while. Everything I ordered came, with numbers not names so MAF asked for a list of names (I'll include a list of species ordered next time). I photocopied the seedlist and sent it and they released everything except 2 packets of C. tommasinianus as not on the Bio Index. Of course it is, but mis-spelt, with just one M! More correspondence to MAF and I hope my two packets will arrive here soon. I referred them to "Crocus" by Brian Matthew, but they are a curiously thick-headed lot.
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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 11:16:18 AM »
Lesley,

Did you get your misnamed tommies?  I find the Australian quarantine people really helpful myself, releasing things once it has been explained where the problem occurred.  Maybe I've just dealt with the good ones though!  ;D  I hope you got the rest of yours through.  8)
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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 12:14:02 PM »
Lesley

I helped this year with the Cyclamen Society seed distribution, and for the Australian members we included a list of seeds with an asterix against those in the envelope.

I will endeavour to get this method for Crocus seed distribution next September and then there should be no problems with the autorities.

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 07:32:10 PM »
Yes thanks, I did get the tommies, 2 packets of mixed forms, so something nice will eventually eventuate :) I see they haven't changed to the correct spelling on the Bio Index though, so anyone else ordering it any time will have to go through the same process. Did I say something about thick-headed?

Arthur, we don't want to add extra work for the seed distributors, so I at least, will include a list of everything I order and subs, and if this can be included with the seed itself, that would solve the problem. It was just that this first time I hadn't thought about there only being numbers on the packets. I photocopied my seedlist and sent it to MAF when the seeds came, it was just that C. tommasinianus was wrongly spelt on the Biosecurity Index.
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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 09:15:29 PM »
Lesley

The seed distributor has just retired - it will give hime something to do  ;D ;) ;D

I'll probably have a senior moment and forget all about it by next September.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 09:44:56 PM »
Lesley

The seed distributor has just retired - it will give hime something to do  ;D ;) ;D

I'll probably have a senior moment and forget all about it by next September.
I'm hoping that you don't know something I don't Art.  I'll take it that David has given up the day job .... and hope he will continue with the seed distribution for a long time yet.  (At least until he has finished the book he ought to be writing :D)

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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 10:26:50 PM »
You have nothing to worry about  ;)
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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 11:03:35 PM »
I'm still trying to get my head round envelopes of cyclamen seeds with an asterix on them. ;)
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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 11:11:05 PM »
I think it's nice idea... I love Asterix........ though the colour printing could bankrupt the group..... not to mention the litigation..... :-\   ......  fascinating how a typo make you think cartoon, isn't it, Anthony ::)
Asterix  for asterisk is one of my favourite "family"  words... like revelance for relevance, we always used it ....can't think of any more at the minute... though there are masses...... ;)
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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2008, 12:35:50 PM »
Maggi ,

if you like asterisk so is here something for you :

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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 12:41:27 PM »
I doubt that such a high ambition is for me, Hans, I am no aspirant  ;)
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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 12:48:07 PM »
I think it's nice idea... I love Asterix........ though the colour printing could bankrupt the group..... not to mention the litigation..... :-\   ......  fascinating how a typo make you think cartoon, isn't it, Anthony ::)


Just as well it wasn't an obelisk then? ;D

Asterix  for asterisk is one of my favourite "family"  words... like revelance for relevance, we always used it ....can't think of any more at the minute... though there are masses...... ;)

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Re: News from the Crocus Group
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 07:54:02 PM »
I doubt that such a high ambition is for me, Hans, I am no aspirant  ;)
All this talk of aspirin is giving me a headache. :P

 


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