There is the 50/50 plant sale at meetings which proves to be very popular at re distributing plants and provides additional funds for the group and payment to the member. We would wish that this would continue and indeed increase so that we have more plants for sale from members attending the meetings so if you are coming to a meeting and you have excess at home please bring it in with you for sale or as a donation for the prize draw.
Unfortunately not all members are able to attend meetings but could have plants or seedlings they may wish to pass on in some way to others so they could post what they think on here. It may also be that some members are looking for particular seedlings or plants that they have not had success with or in finding but would like to grow. Members may have been really successful at germination of a particular seed and others may not have been so lucky for some unknown reason so it would be better if these were passed on rather than discarded.
Some of our members also operate nurseries so they too if they had particular plants that they think would be unusual or of particular interest to our members they could advise this . Its difficult a home to continue growing on the big monocarpic plants from seed but if one or two could be purchased when small enough it could help keep these big ones going if seed is saved.
A get together in the flowering season as Allan has suggested has happened in previous years would also be a good way for members to gain or exchange material. Possibly some members may wish to set up some sort of regional event that they could post here and if anyone in or outwith the area wished to attend I am sure all would be welcome. I could certainly do something for South Lanarkshire in June.
Its over to you now members, what do you think? We have 225 members spread over the country and the world so we could do more to ensure succession of these wonderful plants.