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Title: Onco Iris Day
Post by: arillady on January 13, 2009, 01:27:15 AM
Just had a note from Tim Loe re the BIS Species Iris Group Oncocyclus special bulletin reprint. A number of possibilities as to the content and format of the reprint to be decided.
Tim also mentioned his Onco Iris Day on 10th May. Oh if only I was a whole lot closer!!!
Pat T
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Maggi Young on January 13, 2009, 02:00:31 PM
Pat, can you give a bit more detail and explanation for those of us not "in the know" about  such things..... I.E. What is the BIS ?
Talk of a leaflet... only available to members or to other interested parties? If so,  where to apply ( those details to come later, I presume, if the matter is under discussion now)

 Who is Tim Loe, please?
Where is he... and is this Iris day again a Open Day for the members of a society or an OPEN Open Day??

Thanks, M
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: David Shaw on January 13, 2009, 04:21:31 PM
BIS = British Iris Society. Not sure about the other stuff.
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: arillady on January 13, 2009, 10:58:09 PM
Uhm I have been lax in giving details haven't I?
Yes BIS is the British Iris Society - there is a group within that group that is interested in species irises.
The Spring Bulletin 2007 of the specialist species group was a special publication on Oncocyclus which was full of information and colour - reprint of most of the oncocyclus articles in past BIS Yearbooks. Articles on oncocyclus irises in their native habitat.
Tim Loe is the editor of this publication plus he is a nurseryman who supplies many bulbous plants - he has a fabulous catalogue of rare bulbs.
         

LOEBOOKS

Landreyne Manor

Coads Green

Launceston

Cornwall

PL15 7LZ    UK

           

( 0044 (0)1566 782528

 

8 loe@loebooks.co.uk

8 www.loebooks.co.uk

 
I had asked Tim if he could republish the bulletin as there is many members of the ASI who would buy a copy. There is now decisions to be made whether to republish as is; add more articles and improve the quality of the prints and publish as a soft cover or hard cover.
As to the Open Day I am not sure now whether it is open to the public or only to the BIS members. Uhm I had presumed (should never do that!) that it would be open to all.
I think I have answered all.
Pat
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Maggi Young on January 14, 2009, 12:21:35 AM
Fab, Pat, thank you! :-*

 Even more fab now I've had a look at that site......I did not  know it before and I will be visiting again! I'm very glad I asked for more info!!  8)
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Luc Gilgemyn on January 14, 2009, 09:26:07 AM
Thanks for the info Pat !!!  :-*
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: BULBISSIME on January 14, 2009, 09:54:45 PM
Many Thank's Pat,
and for sure I'm very interested in  :) :)

Does he have a web site for bulbs ??
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Hans A. on January 15, 2009, 11:26:43 AM
Thanks Pat,
very interesting information - if it should be an 'open' Open day - do you know where it will be? In Launceston, Cornwall ?

Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: David Shaw on January 17, 2009, 04:07:55 PM
I have just received a catalogue from Westonbirt Plants and with it Tony Dickerson enclosed a poster advertising a BIS Species Group day entitled 'Oncocyclus - From Israel to Japan'. This is on Sunday 10 May at WISLEY GARDENS in Surrey. It is open to all and tickets, for non-members, are 12 from tonydickerson@rhs.org.uk.
I can give a little more information from the poster if you wish but would suggest that an e-mail to Tony would be better.
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Hans A. on January 19, 2009, 03:41:39 PM
David, thanks a lot for this info. :D
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Rafa on January 19, 2009, 05:00:19 PM
It must be very interesting as Jim Archibald and Ori Fragman Sapir will make some lectures...
Note: OF COURSE Thomas Fietz!!! as well
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Giles on January 19, 2009, 07:03:12 PM
This is it:
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: arillady on January 19, 2009, 10:29:42 PM
What a day that would be!!! If only there was not quite so much water and land between!
Pat
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Rafa on January 19, 2009, 11:57:02 PM
Same problem to me, quite far from me... but what a privileged trio of botanical explorers! dam! I can't go :-\
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Hans A. on January 22, 2009, 12:24:53 PM
It is far away ::) - but not far enough ...  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Joakim B on January 22, 2009, 12:47:36 PM
Depending o how the flights go distance is relative.
Living close to an airport has its advantages.
Do not know if there is a airport close to Wesley?
Hope You enjoy such a wonderfull day
All the best and hope You all make great buings that will later be seen by us. :)  8)
Kind regards
Joakim
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: arillady on January 24, 2009, 09:30:19 AM
I contacted Tony re videoing the proceedings - same as most societies in that it is too hard to get volunteers for different jobs but the idea has been taken on board.
Pat
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Rob on May 10, 2009, 11:38:13 AM
I thought I'd bump this thread in the hope that anyone at Wisley today will share some pics.

Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: arillady on May 10, 2009, 11:15:36 PM
Rob I sure hope there will be photos from the day too.
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Hans A. on May 11, 2009, 11:22:43 PM
Just can tell it was a fantastic event - Tim Loe and Tony Dickerson made a fgreat job in organizing this very special day - the speaker Thomas Fietz, Ori Fragman and Jim Archibald showed wonderful pictures of Oncos in nature and as every speaker treated  different regions and focuses it was very interesting all the time. The display table could not be occupied better than by Brian Mathew  - but there were so many more person who did a great work.
As it had to be, the time was to short for all the talks, and i was very happy to know some forumist personally  - and I am sure many more who could not come would have enjoyed it! And i was pleased to see now a minim of 4 forum members contributed articels in the reprint of the Oncocyclus special of the species group of the BIS  ;D
The only bad thing - in all this excitement I forgot totally to take any picture. :-\
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: arillady on May 11, 2009, 11:57:37 PM
Hells bells Hans!!!
I know the feeling of coming home after an event and realising that I had forgotten to take photos.
NOw lets hope Thomas or ..... took photos.
By the way what was the cost of the reprint of the ONCO bulletin?
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: BULBISSIME on May 12, 2009, 10:01:23 PM
Shame on you hans  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Luc Gilgemyn on May 13, 2009, 09:28:36 AM
 :'( :'( :'( ;)
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Hans A. on May 13, 2009, 12:21:49 PM
Sorry :-[  hope next time i will not forget to take pics - maybe some of the other forumist took photos ::)
Pat, the Onco bulletin was sold for about (very well spent) 10 pounds at this event.
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Luc Gilgemyn on May 16, 2009, 07:05:39 PM
Could somebody tell me where the reprint of the Onco bulletin might be obtained ??  ???
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: arillady on May 17, 2009, 12:21:12 AM
I have contact Tim Loe but am awaiting a reply to that question Luc.
I will contact Tony Dickerson as well now.
Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: arillady on May 21, 2009, 06:30:53 AM

The Oncocyclus Bulletin put out by the BIS Species Group is now in book form, better quality photos and more text.
Tim contacted me with the details. See below. Each book is 9.95 pounds each. Any person interested in a copy might like to contact Tim.

The Onco. Special  is selling well and being enjoyed.

The airmail shipping (USA or Australia) cost for the book would be 3.85 per copy.

Total would be 13.80. I think if people want to pay with Paypal the price will be 14 since we have to pay a charge.  Also we can accept credit card payment.

Perhaps a batch could be ordered and sent to you that would keep the cost down.  For instance ten copies for 99.50 would cost 29 to send.  But we would prefer just one payment it would make things easy this end.


Tim Loe

LOEBOOKS

Landreyne Manor

Coads Green

Launceston

Cornwall

PL15 7LZ    UK

( 0044 (0)1566 782528

8 loe@loebooks.co.uk

8 www.loebooks.co.uk

Title: Re: Onco Iris Day
Post by: Luc Gilgemyn on May 25, 2009, 08:59:48 AM
Thanks very much for your help Pat !
Much appreciated !  :-*
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