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Title: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on December 16, 2013, 02:05:48 PM
Janis' photo of his precocious frit flower : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10042.msg288743#msg288743 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10042.msg288743#msg288743)
reminded me of membership of the Fritillaria Group  - it can be too easy to forget to renew - or  if your appetite is whetted by Yann's picture of frits by the kilo  http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10042.msg288893#msg288893 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10042.msg288893#msg288893)
why not join  The Frit. Group........

Benefits of membership  of the The Fritillaria Group (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk) include:

Two editions a year of the colourful Newsletter containing articles and information about Fritillaria both cultivated and in the wild

Participation in the seed exchange each August

Opportunity to attend events, with discounted rates where applicable

Annual Membership of the Group runs from 1st October.

Annual Subscription: £8 Single; £10 Family; €10 Europe; £10 Rest of the World.

Please click here to print out the Membership Application Form (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/Images/membership_form.pdf), enter the required details and send together with your payment to:

Mr P. Craven,
24, Leven Road,
Yarm,
TS15 9JE
United Kingdom (if posting from overseas)

edited to show change of contact details 21/05/16
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: omereser on April 12, 2014, 04:28:41 PM
I photographed this beauty on 8 April 2014 in Denizli province (West Turkey).

http://dogalhayat.org/property/incelerin-terslalesi/ (http://dogalhayat.org/property/incelerin-terslalesi/)
Title: The Fritillaria Group - Website completely overhauled
Post by: Paul Cumbleton on July 28, 2014, 10:13:22 AM
I am delighted to report that the Fritillaria Group website has been completely overhauled and re-designed to give it a fresh new look and make it more user-friendly. In particular, there are now proper photo galleries for all the images where you can browse thumbnails which can be clicked on to see a larger image presented in a 'Lightbox' style. Please do visit the new site (which retains the same web address as the old site: www.fritillaria.org.uk (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk)and see what you think.

The site is still being developed, with lots more still to add, particularly text to go with many of the images; we also plan to put online all the back issues of our Journal (issues older than 2 years). This will take some time, but meanwhile I hope that you will all enjoy the new look and find the improved interface more useful.

Paul
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on July 28, 2014, 10:27:06 AM
This is an exciting and forward thinking development from the Frit. Group - well done!
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on July 28, 2014, 01:36:48 PM
Meetings of the fritillaria group

The next meeting is on Sunday 26 October 2014

Venue : Hillside Events Centre, RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey, from 9am to 4pm

All Visitors Welcome

PROGRAMME                                                                       

09.00      Doors Open and Coffee.  Plants and Bulbs will be on sale during the day.

10.00     Annual General Meeting

11.00     Speaker Bob Wallis: "Late Bloomers “

12.30      Lunch Break

14.00      Speaker: Tom Mitchell: “The Accidental Plantsman”

15.15      Raffle

16.00      End of Meeting

There will also be a photographic display in the Main Hall. 

Membership details are available inside the Main Hall.  Subscriptions: £8.00 per annum single membership and £10.00 per annum for family, €10.00 for European membership and £10.00 for world-wide membership.  Two newsletters are published each year in February and August and a seed exchange takes place.
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: chasw on October 30, 2014, 02:41:01 PM
Does anyone still have a copy of this years seed list still stored on their computer? I have the addendum still ,but must have deleted the main list ,so therefore can not relate numbers to names,.............................thanks
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Paul Cumbleton on October 30, 2014, 03:49:57 PM
Hi Chas,
I can oblige. I have sent you a personal message.

Cheers
Paul
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: chasw on October 30, 2014, 05:55:59 PM
Thanks Paul,have replied     ;D
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on January 10, 2015, 04:13:53 PM
The Fritillaria Group has been updating its website which always deserves a visit.

And now the Group has a new forum (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/forum.html) devoted to all things Fritillaria   The forum is accessible from any page on the website (www.fritillaria.org.uk (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk))  via the navigation menu at the top of each page.

Anyone can read it, but if you want to make posts you will need to register first – again, this is open to anyone, not just Fritillaria Group members.    8)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: melager on January 11, 2015, 07:24:47 AM
Hi Maggie I want to join the Frit group but can I do it on line, thanks so much Mel
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on January 11, 2015, 10:55:03 AM
From the info on their membership page, Mel, it seems the Frit Group expect a membership application to be sent by post to Bob Charman and  paid by cheque.

It may be that Paul Cumbleton will be able to give a bit more info on this because as it stands, membership is heavily biased towards those in the UK. I'll ask him.


 http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/join.html (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/join.html)
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Paul Cumbleton on January 11, 2015, 12:00:46 PM
Hi Mel,
It's great that you want to join the Fritillaria Group!  Unfortunately we are not able to take online payments. The easiest way for overseas subscribers to pay is to obtain a £10 note and enclose this with your completed application form. Sorry we don't have other options.

Paul
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: melager on January 14, 2015, 03:14:42 AM
Hi Paul and Maggie sorry did not reply sooner have just worked out how to read my messages, I thought I had no replies,lol. But am getting used to the forum better, and I had a lovely email from Ron Mudd on facebook, who very kindly offered to pay the sub for me and I pay him back via paypal, which is all done, so I am a member, hurray.  And thank you so much to Ron, he is fantastic.

Mel
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on January 14, 2015, 10:32:59 AM
Hello Mel,  good to hear that you have got your Frit. Group membership sorted.
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Paul Cumbleton on March 07, 2015, 02:35:57 PM
Our next meeting is on Sunday 22 March 2015

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Venue : Theydon Bois village hall, from 10am to 4pm

Theydon Bois is situated in Essex on the edge of Epping Forest between Loughton and Epping. It is close to the M25 Junction 26 (Waltham Abbey), the M11 Junction 5 (Loughton, northbound exit only) and Junction 7 (Harlow/Epping). For further details of how to find it, see the Theydon Bois website: http://www.theydon.org.uk/Pages/maps.htm (http://www.theydon.org.uk/Pages/maps.htm)
All Visitors Welcome!

PROGRAMME                                                                       

 10.00      Doors Open and Coffee.  Plants and Bulbs will be on sale during the day.

 11.00      Speaker Martyn Rix: “Some Fritillaries for the open garden – the Western European and alpine species”

 12.00      Speaker Peter Taggart: “A discussion on microclimates in pots”

 12.30      Lunch Break

 14.00      Discussion panel chaired by Bob Wallis with Martyn Rix, Brian Mathew and Laurence Hill 

 15.30      Raffle

 16.00      End of Meeting

 Entry fee £2.00 for members of the Fritillaria group and £5.00 for non-members.

 Please bring as many plants as you can for both the show and the discussion!

Membership details are available inside the Main Hall.  Subscriptions: £8.00 per annum single membership and £10.00 per annum for family, €10.00 for European membership and £10.00 for world-wide membership.  Two newsletters are published each year in February and August and a seed exchange takes place.
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on March 17, 2016, 01:17:49 PM
Remember - Frit. Group Meeting this Sunday at Wisley:
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 See more details :  http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=14045.0 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=14045.0)



Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Jack Meatcher on May 21, 2016, 09:43:41 AM
Please note: Bob Charman is no longer the membership secretary. Snailmail applications should be addressed to:

Mr P. Craven,
24, Leven Road,
Yarm,
TS15 9JE
United Kingdom (if posting from overseas)

Jack Meatcher
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Paul Cumbleton on June 01, 2016, 04:53:26 PM
I have recently completed the mammoth task of adding descriptions and cultivation information for every Fritillaria species to the Fritillaria Group website at www.fritillaria.org.uk  (ftp://www.fritillaria.org.uk). This information can be found alongside the photos on the image pages. We hope this will now make the website much more useful for anyone trying to find out how to grow a particular fritillary or trying to identify any plants whose identity they are uncertain of. Huge thanks to Bob Wallis for putting together all this information!
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on June 01, 2016, 06:59:19 PM
My word! What a task - but what a great resource to have  online. Most impressive, well done Bob and Paul.

Find the info under the images gallery : http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/image-index.html (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/image-index.html)
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on July 28, 2016, 01:59:43 PM
The Frit. Group October Meeting ..... 2nd October 2016 - open to members and non-members
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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Tim Ingram on July 28, 2016, 02:17:01 PM
Just seen this on Facebook too Maggi - should be a good meeting. These hybrids of Fritillaria imperialis with closely related species are pretty striking plants, especially when seen grown on a field scale by Willem Wietsma! There is a good article in 'The Plantsman' Vol. 11, p. 222, (Dec. 2012) written by Willem Wietsma and Ronald van den Berg.
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on September 25, 2016, 09:53:16 PM
Reminding folks about the Meeting on 2nd October .....
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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on February 02, 2017, 08:26:32 PM
News  of the next Frit. Group Meeting.....
The spring meeting of the Fritillaria Group on 26 March is at Kew Gardens with 3 lectures and a tour of the Nursery and Alpine House www.fritillaria.org.uk (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/)

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: art600 on February 24, 2017, 08:04:55 AM
SPRING MEETING 2017

Please note that the poster has been revised.

People will not be allowed to bring their plants for display.  Kew do not wish to take any risk with their collection
Title: The Fritillaria Group -Wisley Meeting 29th October 2017
Post by: Maggi Young on August 03, 2017, 10:52:21 AM
Notice of Fritillaria Group AGM and two talks at Wisley .....
"A Day in Central Asia"

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on September 17, 2017, 02:15:15 PM
Laurence Hill is  sharing lots of Frit.  news  for the group on Facebook - as well as  all the great info on his Fritillaria Icones site, of course,
 Latest news - the seed for the  group exchange is in the post!

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 I note that for the first of these frits listed, we have a photo in the Archibald archive - but   Frit. bithynica JJA492.104 is not one we have a photo of in the SRGC Archibald Archive - if anyone cares to submit photos of this, or any other Archibald seed accession plants, they ill be gratefully received.

Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on November 20, 2017, 12:44:43 PM
SRGC  friend,  Johan Nilson will be  back in the UK in Spring to speak at  the Frit. Group Spring meeting at Wisley on 4th MARCH 2018

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on November 23, 2017, 11:14:41 AM
Details of the other speaker at the 2018 Spring Meeting on 4th March:  Pietro Roseo 'Return to Eight Frit Mountain - The Journey Back and Beyond'
Title: The Fritillaria Group- Spring meeeting cancelled
Post by: Maggi Young on February 28, 2018, 10:14:22 PM
It is announced that  "In the interest of safety both to speakers and visitors the committee have decided to cancel this Sunday’s Fritillaria Group Spring Meeting."

 Sensible move in the light of  widespread bad weather.
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: SJW on March 31, 2018, 12:40:09 AM
Spotted in southern Evia. Would this be Fritillaria ehrhartii or Fritillaria obliqua (but not sure if the flower angle is correct)?
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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Harald-Alex. on April 09, 2018, 10:48:47 PM
Fritillaria raddeana first time in flower here!
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Harald-Alex. on April 28, 2018, 08:55:26 PM
Fritillaria persica Black and Alba
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: ArnoldT on April 28, 2018, 10:19:45 PM
20 year old stand of Fritillaria imperialis growing under a German medlar.
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: ArnoldT on April 28, 2018, 10:47:17 PM
Fritillaria meleagris

Fritillaria meleagris Alba
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Yann on April 29, 2018, 09:55:28 AM
Spotted in southern Evia. Would this be Fritillaria ehrhartii or Fritillaria obliqua (but not sure if the flower angle is correct)?


Steve i think it's ehrhartii
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on June 21, 2018, 06:10:30 PM
Next meeting of  Frit  Group will be at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham on October 28th 2018 - The theme will be Greece & The Balkans. Hope to have more details soon.
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on August 13, 2018, 06:29:07 PM
News from Fritillaria Icones - "New age estimate for the origin of Fritillaria at 20.71 Million years ago in Huang et al. 2018. Also estimates for each subgenera "

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http://www.fritillariaicones.com/info/news/news_2018/Huang_et_al_2018.html (http://www.fritillariaicones.com/info/news/news_2018/Huang_et_al_2018.html)
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Paul Cumbleton on September 11, 2018, 10:01:42 PM
The Fritillaria Group Autumn Meeting and AGM will be at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 3TR

Date: Sunday 28 October 2018.

Theme: GREECE: FRITILLARIES, LILIES & OTHER STARS
 
08:30   Set-up
09:30   Tea & Coffee
10:00   Fritillaria Group AGM
11:10   ‘Some Greek Fritillaries and other Hellenic Stars' – John Richards
12:30   Lunch Break
13:30    ‘Lilies of Greece: Gems of The Pindus and Rhodope’ – Duncan Coombes
14:45   ‘Greece: A Paradise of Fritillaries but which are they?’ – Bob Wallis & Martyn Rix
16:00   Raffle & Close
 
The meeting is open to the public from 11:10 after the AGM.

Entry
Entry to the Botanical Garden is free on the day for AGS members provided they present their AGS membership card otherwise they will have to pay, as will non-AGS members. 
See https://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/ (https://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/) for further information about entry fees.

Car Parking
The car park is controlled at all times using ANPR (automatic number plate registration). Anyone entering the car park must enter the registration number of their car within one hour of arrival using one of the terminals situated at the entrance. Terminals will display details of the car and issue a paper confirmation slip which should be kept until leaving. This system is designed to prevent problems with fly-parking.


Paul
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on October 22, 2018, 12:51:40 PM
Reminder -  see post above for full details ....  entrance fee due by  all who are not AGS members.

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on January 07, 2019, 12:32:24 PM
Date for the Fritillaria Group Spring Meeting, more details to follow http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/meetings.html (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/meetings.html)

10th March 2019 - New Haw Community Centre,  Woodham Lane, Addlestone KT15 3ND


- speaker   Johan Nilson of the  Gothenburg Botanic Garden

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on January 11, 2019, 08:33:45 PM
More on that Frit. Group Meeting

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on October 22, 2019, 12:18:55 PM
Next Fritillaria Group Meeting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens 23 November 2019.
For details see http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/meetings.html (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/meetings.html)

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Venue: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgebaston, Birmingham
​             B15 3TR   Details below:

09:30     Arrival, Tea & Coffee

10:00     AGM of the Fritillaria Group of the AGS
              AGM of the Fritillaria Group

11:10     “Growing Fritillaria: What I do and Why" Colin Everett

12:30     Lunch Break and chance to view the Botanical Garden

14:00     “Growing a Farrer Medal winning Rhinopetalum" George Elder

14:30     "The Rhinopetalums"  Rannveig Wallis

16:00     Raffle & Close

​The meeting is open to the general public from 11:10
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on November 03, 2019, 01:34:20 PM
From a post  on Facebook by  Tim Ingram reminding  people  of the  23rd November  Frit. Group meeting (see  previous post  here for  details) - Tim's  note  on  his report  on a meeting  from 2018 :
"....a résumé of last year's autumn meeting and why the detailed study of such plants really has much wider and profound horticultural implications that underlies the gardens we make and the natural world we discover."
http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/uploads/2/5/9/3/25937001/a_fritillaria_group_meeting_described_by_tim_ingram.pdf (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/uploads/2/5/9/3/25937001/a_fritillaria_group_meeting_described_by_tim_ingram.pdf)

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on February 03, 2020, 04:19:14 PM
Fritillaria Group spring meeting on 29 March 2020. Details http://fritillaria.org.uk/meetings.html (http://fritillaria.org.uk/meetings.html)


Edit : meeting  now cancelled   re  corona virus  precautions.


Talks  from Adrian Cooper  and  Laurence  Hill
Venue:
New Haw Community Centre
65 Woodham Lane
Addlestone
KT15 3ND

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Paul Cumbleton on February 09, 2020, 05:37:43 PM
I'm pleased to let everyone know that a whole lot more back issues of the Fritillaria Group Journal are now available to read and download for free on the Fritillaria Group website, at http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/journal.html (http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/journal.html). Issues No. 22 (Spring 2008) to No. 44 (Spring 2019) are now available. Issues earlier than these may be added in future - but no electronic versions exist of these so they will need scanning from paper copies. That's a long job! Meanwhile, enjoy the wealth of information, articles and pictures in what's there so far.

Paul
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on March 17, 2020, 10:56:04 AM
News re  Virus pandemic actions - from Laurence Hill‎  of the Fritillaria Group


"Following the latest UK government advice the next Fritillaria Group meeting scheduled for March 29th is cancelled." 
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on July 09, 2020, 12:17:17 PM
From  Bob Wallis

"I am just packing the latest Fritillaria Group journal to send it out to the members of the Group and will take them to the post office today. I have some spare ones so they can be sent to anyone joining the Group in the near future. There are articles on growing Fritillaries in the garden, on the Rhinopetalums and on how to grow Fritillaria stenanthera to Medal-winning standard and lots of fabulous pictures."

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on May 27, 2021, 06:42:38 PM
Latest news from the Frit. Group :  "Website news:  we have just posted e-copies of the Fritillaria Group Journal numbers 45 and 46 on to our website.   They can be found here: http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/journal.html
I hope that you enjoy reading them.  If you would like hard copies we still have a few left and/or if you would like the 2020 issues number 47 and 48 you can join the Fritillaria Group by contacting us here:
http://www.fritillaria.org.uk/join.html    "
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on June 03, 2021, 11:15:04 AM
Judith Lundberg-Felten shared a link to the group: Fritillaria Group.

"I had the greatest pleasure to have Laurence Hill as my podcast guest. We talked about botanical photography of fritillaries and how and why he established the Fritillaria icones website. Lots of passion for fritillaries, observations of the life of bulbous plants and practical tips for botanical photography. Enjoy listening via the link, spotify, apple, google podcast.... There will be a 2nd part of my interview with Laurence coming out next week. "
Fritillaria Icones - Bridging Science and Art • Flora-L
https://flora-l.com/fritillaria-icones-bridging-science-and-art/?fbclid=IwAR3URCLYrIC0VohipR65A4TWj_qG1K70rz2EloBMiKalB0rf9nD52tO2LGI

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Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on September 03, 2021, 12:22:56 PM
In IRG 140 August 2021, a new fritillary species from the Fergana Valley, southern Kyrgyzstan,  Fritillaria rugillosa (subgen. Rhinopetalum; Liliaceae) is described by Alexander Naumenko and Dimitri Zubov.

Second article  is Patagonian Verbenas - Junellia ( part 1) by Martin Sheader, a marine biologist from Southampton, who is known for a  great interest in all plants.   Dr Sheader has travelled extensively in this part of South America and his book ‘Flowers of the Patagonian Mountains’ is the most comprehensive photographic guide yet published to the area’s diverse and fascinating flora.
   
Click the link to download and read - it's free!

https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2021Aug261630008637IRG_140.pdf

Kurt Vickery - from Facebook:

Fritillaria rugillosa (Rhinopetalum) Earlier in the year I posted pictures of a Fritillary that at the time was known as aff gibbosa sp nova ( was also in my seed list as this and so please adjust your labels) It has now been described by my friends Alexander Naumenko (discoverer) and Dima Zubov as F.rugillosa - Description can be found on the excellent 'International rock garden on-line magazine' via the SRGC website. Sincere thanks to Alexander for the material that has already allowed me to distribute seed around the world

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Fritillaria rugillosa, photo Kurt Vickery
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on October 15, 2021, 02:27:59 PM
Fritillaria Group Autumn Meeting RHS - Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley 21 November 2021
Talks by Adrian Cooper  amd Laurence Hill

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Talks programme:

    11.15am: Experiments with growing bulbs from around the World, in a time of climate change with Dr Adrian Cooper
    2.15pm: Fritillaria subgenus Liliorhiza: Arizona to West Sayan with Laurence Hill


https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/viewevent?EFID=39&ESRC=CMS&fbclid=IwAR3Nbw6aSWQ3OR331-HaH_CRmDV7RjSvVC34hweX3ohCM59bW5PiaN_KsoY
Title: Re: The Fritillaria Group
Post by: Maggi Young on March 31, 2022, 01:27:46 PM
Next Fritillaria Group meeting :  3rd April

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