Minutes August 2014

Lilium & Bulb Society of SA Inc minutes

Propagating liliums from seed and scales
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Bob Dalby gave an excellent demonstration of scaling bulbs and propagating from the scales and followed this with germinating seed in sphagnum moss and planting on into seed trays. This demonstration will be filmed and put on the website later this year.
Lilium & Bulb Society of SA Inc minutes of the meeting held in the Crafers Institute on 6th August 2014

Meeting commenced 8.05

Welcome: President welcomed those present as indicated in the attendance sheet.

Apologies: Fred Dolan, Ceridwen Moss, Kerry Dellar, Shirley Gordon, Ann Ruckert, Pat Simpson, Tania Thomas, Val Grapentin.

Speaker: John Yates - (Carnivorous plants) didn’t show.

Propagating liliums from seed and scales:
Bob Dalby gave an excellent demonstration of scaling bulbs and propagating from the scales and followed this with germinating seed in sphagnum moss and planting on into seed trays.
This demonstration will be filmed and put on the website. Thankyou Bob - a very practical demonstration.

Minutes of meeting held June 4th 2014 moved Kate O’Brien, seconded Nancye Kopunic, that the minutes be accepted as emailed out. Carried.

Business arising:
PA system works well. Under $1500. The one in use for the meeting was on loan until the ordered one arrives.
Bulb purchases- all ordered bulbs have been received, members’ orders distributed and the rest either potted up or stored in G Ruckert’s fridge.
Bulbs of Lilium Triumphator had long shoots and were potted immediately.
July dinner - good get together, use another venue next year if we repeat it.
Photos for show - new photos for big screen and prints and garden photos. Rob Fairweather will visit gardens and take photos. Let him know if you have anything special to photograph.

Correspondence in: GCA Bulletins, GCA AGM notice,
Enfield Hort Soc Spring show, Klemzig Community Hall, 242 North East Rd Klemzig. Sat 13th Sept 12n to 5pm, Sunday 14th 10am to 4pm.
Odyssey tours brochure from Tesselaars.

Correspondence out: Nil

Treasurer’s report: Attached. Moved Barb Field, seconded Nancye Kopunic that the report be accepted. Carried.

Website report: Rob Fairweather has problems with blackbirds digging up and caterpillars eating plants. A firm in WA makes cloth which allows light through and keeps pests out, in summer keeps plants from being burnt, extends production of tomatoes into winter. Max 18% UV reduction. Information on this cloth is on the club website for anyone interested in purchasing it.
No further additions to the website, as new lilium photographs are yet to appear for the season.

New business:
Stirling market 24th August Barb Field has advised that the site has been confirmed. She needs blooms (named), photos (laminated), catalogues for people to browse. Helpers on the day are asked to bring a bucket, wear warm clothes, a chair and thermos could also be useful.

Any other business: Jeff Boden has a rare aroid arisarum he will share at a future meeting.

Rhododendron Society Kerr-Grant Lecture. This was held, Friday 15th, in the Stirling Library. Speaker was Stephen Ryan who runs Dicksonia Rare Plants Nursery in Mt Macedon.
Tickets were $20 and included drinks at 7.30pm for 8pm lecture.

Agapanthus – can they be grown in pots? There was some discussion on this and the answer is yes.

Show and tell: Murray Corby showed Scoliopsis biglowii a woodland plant from west coast USA, rare, flowers are tiny brown stars. Lachenalia carnosa S Africa , Serum magnificum with panda like flowers under cyclamen like leaves from Japan known as ginger plant as that is what the leaves smell like. Greg Lawrence had a vase mixed daffodils. Marg Jenkins a variety of garden blooms.

Raffle was well supplied and so was the supper table.

Next meeting September 3rd 2014

Meeting closed 9.50pm