Jan

Annual Show

Feb

Annual post show dinner

March

Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Inc. Agenda 2nd March 2016

Meeting commenced at 7.36pm

Welcome – members and visitors as per attendance sheet.

Apologies:- T and C Thomas, D Whiterod, B & R Field, V & L Grapentin, G & L Lawrence, L Ng, K O’Brien, A Ruckert, P Schluter, C & T Thomas, R Thomson, H Wallwork.

Guest speaker Kym Syrus was introduced and described his experiences as a commercial rose grower, nursery owner and television presenter. He then showed photos of gardens in USA, Canada, Ireland and South Korea showing how similar ideas can be used in very large gardens or small courtyard gardens.
Questions followed and Kym was presented with a gift as thanks.

Member in trouble: Greg Ruckert advised members that Committee member Phil Schluter is having daily treatment for an aggressive cancer. A card was circulated for members to record messages for Phil. Get well Phil.

Minutes of meeting held on November 3rd as emailed Moved, N Waters, seconded R Fairweather ‘That minutes be accepted as emailed’ carried.

Business arising:-
Get children involved in growing bulbs No responses

Correspondence in:
Southern Argus account show advertising.
My Open Gardens Special ticket offer Tesselaars Gardening and Plants expo April 2 & 3.Tickets available on www.gardeningandplantsexpo.com.au
Enfield Horticultural Society Autumn Show 16th and 17th April in the Klemzig Community Hall.
Post Office Box renewal.

Correspondence out:
Bulb orders – Tesselaars and Garden Express

Treasurer’s report: In minute book. Moved F Dolan ‘That the report be accepted and Argus and Post Office accounts paid’. Seconded H Fairweather, carried.
Unfinancial members - member list updated

New business:
Bank access – F Dolan requested permission to set up read only access to the club bank account to allow him to keep up to date records of cheque clearances and balances. Moved G Ruckert, seconded J Slade that the Treasurer and Secretary be allowed to access the account. Carried.

Petty cash – Secretary asked to have $50 for small purchases needed for club use. Moved G Ruckert, seconded F Dolan that secretary have $50 petty cash. Carried.

Bulbs for show: The club is trying to get a good variety of bulbs, grown by members, for the show sales so we do not need to spend large amounts of money each year purchasing more bulbs from commercial suppliers.
We do not need huge numbers of any one cultivar. Two or three rare or unusual plants can also be offered at a higher price for those who are interested in less common plants.

Photos: We also need photos of bulbs in bloom to put with the bulb packs for sale as often the photos in catalogues are different to what actually flowers.
If you are able to provide any bulbs for the club please let Nancye Kopunic and Rob Fairweather know what you have.
Rob also needs to know when your bulbs bloom so he can arrange to get a good photo for his file.
Contact Rob on 0411 590 723 or 8536 4024, email wdp@wilddogphotographics.com or through the website (webmaster)
Contact Nancye on 8388 7713 or email nmmkpo@hotmail.com.

January show Photo competition: the class for a single bloom can also be part of a bloom.

Competition results:

  • Class 1 Lilium 1st M Jenkins L formosanum.
  • Class 2 Bulb not a lilium 1st M Jenkins Lycoris aurea, 2nd J Boden Pink Belladonna, 3rd M Jenkins Nerine rosea.
  • Class 4 tuber 1st H Fairweather Dahlia Bishop of Landaff.
  • Class 6 Any other plant 1st H Fairweather Sedum.
  • Class 7 Potted bulb 1st A O’Leary Nerine fothergilli, 2nd M Jenkins Eucomis bicolor, 3rd A O’leary Haemanthus x Clarkei.
  • Potted aroid 1st M Corby Biarum carratracense, 2nd M Corby Biarum cardochorum.
  • Potted corm 1st M Jenkins Cyclamen hederifolium, 2nd G Lawrence Lyriope. Champion M Jenkins Lycois aurea.

Raffle and supper

Next meeting Wednesday April 6th -Speaker Chris Scrase – Fuchsias

Supper convenors Kerry Dellar and Katrina Fynnaart

Meeting closed 9.30pm

Kym Syrus presenting
April

Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Inc. Minutes 6th April 2016

Welcome – members and visitors as per attendance sheet.

Apologies:- P Simpson, R Field, V Grapentin, L Ng, A O’Leary, P Schluter,

Meeting commenced at 7.30pm

Speaker Chris Scrase – Fuchsias Chris from Weald View Gardens Fuchsia Nursery at Ashton gave an in depth talk about cultivation of fuchsias in both hanging baskets and the open garden. www.wealdviewgardens.com.au.
Chris was thanked by B Field and presented with a gift of thanks. A good selection of fuchsia plants was offered for sale.

Minutes of meeting held on March 2nd as emailed Moved R Fairweather, seconded H Fairweather ‘That minutes be accepted as emailed’ carried.

Business arising:-

  • Bank access online is now set up for treasurer to read but not operate.
  • Bulbs for 2017 show – see attached commumication. Information is needed by Nancye, by the June meeting, of bulbs to be donated. Rob Fairweather needs to be advised when plants are blooming for photos to be taken. Contact Rob on wdp@wilddogphotographics.com.au so he can arrange a visit to your garden.

Correspondence in:
  • Garden Clubs of Aust
  • Insurance renewal, information and account.
  • Awards – nomination forms
  • My open garden Queensland Expo July 8, 9 & 10 Nambour Qld
  • Joshua White requesting info on growing lilium japonicum forwarded to Martin F, Jeff Boden, Jamus Stoner.
  • Geoff Crowhurst re South African wildflower and bulb trip.
  • Marcus Moss asking if he can buy liliums from members.

Correspondence out: Nil

Treasurer’s report:
Moved F Dolan ‘That the report be accepted and accounts paid’. Seconded B Field, carried. See minute book.

New business:
  • ABC Gardeners’ Market this weekend April 9th.
  • Founders’ trophy photos were judged by Fred Dolan and Kate O’Brien. Winner will be announced at the May meeting.
  • Judging club table: Please do not approach tables until judging is completed.

Competition results:
  • Class 2 bulb – 1st M Jenkins Ornithogalum saundersiaei, 2nd G Lawrence Nerine, 3rd M Jenkins Nerine fothergilli major.
  • Class 3 rhizome -1st D Robson I unguicularis, 2nd G Lawrence I germanica.
  • Class 4 tuber- 1st and 2nd G Lawrence alstroemeria, 3rd D Robson dahlia.
  • Class 5 corm – M Jenkins Gladiolus.
  • Class 6 any other garden plant – 1st M Jenkins Stapelia variegate, 2nd Salvia, 3rd D Robson white Plectranthus. Class 7 potted bulb – 1st G Ruckert Vallotta lily, 2nd G Ruckert Massonia depressa, 3rd G Ruckert Stromeria. Champion exhibit G Ruckert Vallotta.

Raffle and supper

Next meeting Wednesday May 4th -Speakers Steven Stokes and Alan O’Leary on Gladiolus other South African bulbous plants.

Supper convenors Tanya Thomas and Rosemary Thomson.
Meeting closed 9.45pm

May

Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Inc. Minutes 4th May 2016

Welcome – members and visitors as per attendance sheet.

Apologies:- N Kopunic, S Gordon, L Ng, A Ruckert.

Meeting commenced at 7.40pm

Speakers Steven Stokes and Alan O’Leary – gladiolus and South African bulbs.
Alan spoke on amaryllids in South Africa and Steven on gladiolus culture. We thank you both for an interesting presentation.

Minutes of meeting held on April 6th as emailed Moved F Dolan, seconded K Dellar ‘That minutes be accepted as emailed’ carried.

Business arising:
Bulbs for 2017 show – any donations, photos are needed for all bulbs to be sold. If you are unable to take clear photos please contact Rob Fairweather on wdp@wilddogphotographics.com when the bulbs bloom so he can take the photos.
Founders’ Cup won by Rob Fairweather for a trumpet lilium.

Correspondence in:
Murray Bridge Social Garden Group – guest speaker for July 1st (morning) G Ruckert will speak there.
Aldgate Church of Christ account March and April.

Correspondence out: Nil

Treasurer’s report:
In minute book. Moved F Dolan ‘That the report be accepted and accounts paid’. Seconded B Field, carried.

Webmaster’s report: The Show Schedule is now on the site. Forthcoming speakers’ photos and CVs are also there. There have been over 1000 likes on Facebook. The Show photo competition is on the site.

New business:

  • Committee meeting: All club Members are asked for input of ideas for the show in writing please.
  • Show budget – Moved G Ruckert, seconded R Fairweather, that ‘The Show Manager be given approval to spend up to $7,000 to run the show.’ Carried.
  • Newsletter – A newsletter each season, A4 double sided with a different editor each time to coordinate items, three other members to write items up to 500 words. Photos can be included. Topics can be cultural notes, open gardens coming up, things to do in the garden, garden identities etc.
  • Young Green Thumb – One application by Miranda Fidge accepted. Lilium seeds were given to her but the Iris and Ornithogalum seeds are still here to be collected.
  • New rules for bulb swap – Members bringing large donations to the table to be given first choice from the table via separate colour tickets. All members are able to purchase one only ticket for $2 to be included in the draw. Tickets will be redrawn until all bulbs have been taken.
  • Stirling Market-stall in August will be held again. B Field to convene.
  • Purchase stamp for seed packets Moved by K O’Brien, seconded G Ruckert that - ‘Secretary to purchase self-inking stamp to the value of $100.’ Carried.
  • Speakers – if you know of any interesting speakers please let Barb Field know as she is working on speakers for next year. Email barbfield@adam.com.au

Judging club table: Please do not approach tables until judging is completed. Judges K O’Brien and K Fynnaart.

Results:
  • Class 2 Bulb not a Lilium .- 1st M Jenkins Ornithogalum saundersii.
  • Class 3 Rhizome 1st & 2nd Michele Wagnitz ? 3rd M Jenkins Iris ensata. Class 4 Tuber 1st Can’t read it!
  • Class 5 Corm 1st & 2nd M Jenkins (gladiolus and cyclamen I think) 3rd Lynn Elzinga-Henry ?
  • Class 6 Other plant 1st unreadable, 2nd M Wagnitz ? 3rd M Jenkins Banksia.
  • Class 7 Potted bulb 1st Julian Slade Daubenya stylosa, 2nd G Ruckert Velthemia, 3rd A O’Leary Hippeastrum. Champion exhibit M Jenkins Ornithogalum saundersii.

If you are recording results please write the exhibitor’s name and the name of the plant and make sure it is legible as these results are used to calculate the most successful exhibitor for the year. This month two first prize winners can not be allocated any points. If you know who won class 4 and 6 please let me know. Marg

Bulb Swap and supper

Next meeting Wednesday June 1st -Speaker John Gay Orchids

Supper convenors Helen Fairweather and Pat Simpson
Meeting closed 9.30pm

June

Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Inc. Minutes 1st June 2016

Welcome – 31 members and visitors as per attendance sheet.

Apologies:- S Gordon, T Sparnon, R Field, S Freeman, V Grapentin, J & L Ng, A Ruckert, P Schluter.

Meeting commenced at 7.30pm

Speaker John Gay – orchids. John spoke on some different species which can be grown in SA.

Minutes of meeting held on May 4th as emailed - Correction – Webmaster’s report ‘Change to ‘The Show Schedule ‘will be’ on the site.’ Moved J Slade, seconded S Stokes ‘That minutes be accepted as emailed and mistake corrected’ carried.

Business arising:

  • Bulbs for 2017 show – any donations, photos are needed for all bulbs to be sold. If you are unable to take clear photos please contact Rob Fairweather on wdp@wilddogphotographics.com when the bulbs bloom so he can take the photos.
  • All bulbs must be delivered to Nancye Kopunic by the November meeting and no later.
  • Newsletter – A newsletter each season, A4 double sided with a different editor each time to coordinate items. Lynda Demaagd volunteered to edit the first edition.
  • Young Green Thumb – One application by Miranda Fidge accepted. Lilium seeds were given to her but the Iris and Ornithogalum seeds are still here to be collected.
  • Purchase stamp for seed packets still to be ordered by secretary.
  • Show photographic competition information will be emailed to members.

Correspondence in:
  • Garden Clubs of Australia Bulletin.
  • Whyalla Garden Society State Rally 10th and 11th September.
  • American Lilium Bulletin
  • Plants for Pinery bush fire affected gardens contact Wendy Deinum on 0418 844 546 or wdeinum@gmail.com if you can help with seeds or bulbs.
  • Carrick Hill seeking donation of funds. Committee to consider.

Correspondence out: Nil

Treasurer’s report:
In minute book. Moved F Dolan ‘That the report be accepted’. Seconded S Stokes carried.

Webmaster’s report:
Minutes have been added, four members are contributing photos for the club website.

Judging club table: Please do not approach tables until judging is completed.

Results:
  • Class 2 Bulb not a lilium 1st J Keough Clivia nobilis, 2nd J Keough Lachenalia bulbifera, 3rd G Lawrence Jonquil Paper white.
  • Class 3 Rhizome 1st G Lawrence TB iris, 2nd M Jenkins TB iris Double Shot, 3rd M Jenkins Iris unguicularis.
  • Class 4 Tuber 1st G Lawrence tree dahlia, 2nd G Lawrence Alstroemeria, 3d D Robson Arum Green Goddess.
  • Class 5 Corm 1st G Lawrence Gladiolus, 2nd M Jenkins Cyclamen hybrid.
  • Class 6 Other garden bloom 1st P Simpson Geranium Rozanne, 2nd D Robson Carnation, 3rd D Whiterod Tagetes.
  • Class 7a Potted bulb 1st G Ruckert Massonia hirsute, 2nd M Jenkins snowdrops, 3rd S Stokes Oxalis versicolor.
  • Class 7b Potted corm 1st M Jenkins Cyclamen cyprium.
  • Champion exhibit G Lawrence TB iris.

Raffle and Supper

Next meeting Wednesday August 3rd – Speaker Ian Williams - Snakes
Supper convenor Barb Field
Meeting closed 9.05pm

Aug

Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Minutes 3rd August 2016

Meeting Commenced at 7.30pm

Welcome to 27 members and visitor Amanda Coppins.

Apologies:- Michele Wagnitz, Phil Schluter, Lynn Elzinga-Henry, Robert Field, Margaret Greig, Lawrence Ng, Alan O’Leary, Di Robson, Ann Ruckert.

Guest Speaker David Barrington – Confessions of a Gardener. Barb Field introduced David and gave a brief resume of his gardening history and work for National Parks in South Australia. David showed his favourite garden tools – all of them very old ones and gave helpful hints on keeping a garden weed free then showed a selection of his Hellebores and cyclamen. He has offered members the chance to visit his garden to dig seedlings of both.
Life membership certificate was presented to David Barrington by President Greg Ruckert for his long service to the Lilium Society.

Minutes of the meeting held on June 1st Moved K Dellar, seconded G Lawrence ‘That minutes as emailed be accepted’ carried.

Business arising:

  • Bulbs for 2017 show reminder photos needed – Rob F reported that 5 members had contacted him to take photos. Please contact Rob if you have any blooms to be photgraphed.
  • Newsletter - Lynda Demaagd produce a very readable 4 page newsletter with photographs for the winter edition. Thankyou Lynda. An editor and contributed items are needed for the spring edition.
  • Stamp for seed packets – ordered
  • Show photographic competition Open Triptych photos can be edited. Updated rules are on the website.
  • Carrick Hill Appeal not to be sponsored at this time but will be reviewed after the 2017 show.

Correspondence in:
  • Garden Clubs of Aust. July Bulletin, AGM notice and minutes.
  • Our Gardens Magazines
  • Aldgate Church of Christ - Room Hire account $135 should be $90.
  • Enfield Horticultural Society Inc Spring Show. Klemzig Community Hall Sat 10th Sept 12 – 5pm, Sun 11th 10 to 4pm.

Treasurer’s Report:
In Minute book moved F Dolan, seconded N Waters ‘That report be accepted and accounts paid’. Carried
Membership fees are due - $15 single and $22.50 couple.

Webmaster’s report:
The site is being modified to make it readable on mobile phones and notebooks. Recent photos are on the site but need captions.

New business:
  • Stirling Market stall August 28th Flowers needed for display. Roster for volunteers circulated.
  • Phil Schluter is now in Mary Potter Hospice, Karen has approached the Lilium and Bulb Society through Barb Field asking if members could provide the flowers to put on his coffin. It was agreed that the club will do this for our very popular member. Barb Field will be the contact for Karen.

Judging club table: Please do not approach tables until judging is completed

Results:
  • Class 2 Bulb – 1st J Boden daffodil, 2nd M Jenkins pink hyacinth, 3rd M Jenkins Lachenalia yellow/green.
  • Class 3 Rhizome 1st Dorothy Whiterod Hellebore.
  • Class 4 Tuber 1st M Jenkins Arum aethiopicum.
  • Class 5 corm 1st M Jenkins Cyclamen hybrid.
  • Class 6 Other plant 1st M Coppins rose, 2nd M Jenkins Gasteria maculatum, 3rd M Coppins Camellia.
  • Class 7 Potted tuber 1st M Corby Asarum maximuin.
  • Class 7 potted bulb 1st G Ruckert Lachenalia Ronina, 2nd G Ruckert Massonia citrina, 3rd G Ruckert Velthemia Yellow Flame.
  • Champion exhibit M Corby - Asarum maximuin.

Raffle and Supper

Next meeting September 7th – Speaker Ian Williams – Snakes.
Supper convenor Trinnette Riechers
Meeting closed 9pm.

Sept

Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Minutes 7th September 2016

Meeting Commenced at 7.30pm

Welcome to Cameron Alderdice, Bronwyn Bean and her daughter Tae, Amanda Coppins and Oriana Williams and 24 members.

Apologies: F Dolan, L Demaagd, R Field, M Greig, L Ng, A Ruckert, C Thomas, W Wilson.

Guest Speaker Ian Williams - snakes.

Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd August - Moved B Field, seconded T Riechers ‘That minutes as emailed be accepted’ carried.

Business arising:
Show photographic competition Open Triptych photos can be edited. Updated rules are on the website. See Kate O’Brien for entry forms. Entries to be handed in at the November meeting.

Correspondence in:

  • Garden Clubs of Aust. 2017 calendar and order form. Calendars are $10 each to purchase.
  • South Australian Iris Society Annual Show 22nd and 23rd October, Goodwood Community Centre. 11am – 5pm and 10am – 4pm.
  • Invitation to a weekend with Barry Blyth Iris breeder at the Sporting Car Club of SA.
  • Geranium and Pelargonium Society Show, Payneham Library Complex, corner of OG Road and Turner St. 15th and 16th October 10am – 4pm.
  • Open Garden ‘Baroona’ 43 5th Ave St Peters. 15th and 16th October in aid of Children’s charity Variety.
  • Reminder - Enfield Horticultural Society Inc Spring Show. Klemzig Community Hall Sat 10th Sept 12 – 5pm, Sun 11th 10 to 4pm.

Treasurer’s Report: in Minute book, moved M Jenkins, seconded R Fairweather ‘That report be accepted and accounts paid’. Carried
Membership fees are still due - $15 single and $22.50 couple.

Stirling Market Report – Barb Field. Attached.

Webmaster’s report: No major changes, still working on making site mobile friendly. Photos of blooms for show sales are on site but need names. Please contact Rob when you have bulbs blooming that can be used for sales in the future so he can photograph them.

New business:
Phil Schluter died on 8th August. The Lilium and Bulb Society through Barb Field provided the flowers to put on his coffin.
AGM nominations for Secretary and committee positions needed for AGM next meeting.

Show:
Plants for consignment sale at Show. Requirements will be emailed out. Bulbs must be delivered to Nancye by the December meeting at the latest.
Bulb planting day – Greg Lawrence will advise a suitable day.
Show schedules will be distributed at November meeting. Please attend to pick up your schedule as postage is now exorbitant and unreliable.
Royal Show stall – Barb Field helped staff the Iris Society’s stall and was pleased with the interest shown. She would like to have a Lilium and Bulb Society stand. This will be discussed at a committee meeting.

Show and Tell:
Greg Lawrence had a box of seedling daffodils in bloom. This is the 8th yearsince planting and most are blooming for the first time. A few bloomed last year.
Multiple crosses using ones with small bright red cups.

Judging club table:
Please do not approach tables until judging is completed.
There was a lovely display of daffodils, tulips and other bulbs in class 2. Judges Kate and Murray divided the class into daffodils, tulips and others and chose the best from each section before allocating places. Potted plants were also quite spectacular with some quite rare ones on display.

Results:
  • Class 2 Bulb not a lilium – 1st M Jenkins daffodil, 2nd S Stokes pink tulip, 3rd M Jenkins Velthemia bracteate.
  • Class 3 rhizome – 1st Lynn Elzinga-Henry Iris germanica. Class 4 tuber – 1st and second K Dellar White arums, 3rd M Jenkins Arum aethiopicum ‘White Dwarf’.
  • Class 6 Any other garden bloom – 1st Dorothy Whitrod, 2nd Pat Simpson Hellebore, 3rd H Fairweather Acacia glaucoptoea.
  • Class 7 Potted corm – 1st Alan O’Leary Gladiolus virescens, 2nd and 3rd G Ruckert Sparaxis grandiflora acutiloba and Gladiolus spendens.
  • Class 7 Potted bulb – 1st A O’Leary Clivia nakamura multipetal, 2nd G Ruckert Lachenalia orthopetala, 3rd A O’Leary Velthemia bracteata peach.
  • Champion exhibit A O’Leary Gladiolus virescens.

Raffle and Supper

Next meeting October 5th AGM - Speakers Greg Ruckert, Rob Fairweather and Jamus Stonor present ‘Through the Lens’ – tips to take better photos.
Supper convenors Suzanne Freeman and Lynn Elzinga-Henry.
Meeting closed 9.35pm.

Report on Lilium and Bulb Society stall at Stirling Market 28/8/16

In dry & mostly sunny weather, the colourful display caught the eye & interest of many passers-by.

In the display, along with the more common early spring bulbs was a gorgeous pot of yellow sparaxis, a number of different daffodils & the fragrant hyacinths were popular to smell.
Several beautiful pots of species lachenalias in various shades, grown by Greg Ruckert, were the most frequently admired as well as the pots of dainty vibrant cyclamen sent by David Barrington which could have been sold many times over!!
We frequently explained that we were a display only – for publicity & membership.

The busiest time is always between 10 & 12midday.

Names of 13 people who are interested in coming to a meeting to see what happens, were recorded– some are unable to come for a few months – but we feel that there are a few who may commit to joining.

We were well-manned across the day & thanks to the following members for helping:-
Nancye Kopunik
Greg Ruckert – all day
Alan O’Leary
Christine & Colin Pitman
Rosemary Thomson
Joan Ng
Lynn Elzinga-Henry
Katrina Fynnaart
Martin Fidge

In conclusion, the stall was well-presented & it was a worthwhile exercise in publicity for our club.

Barb Field - convener

Oct

Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Minutes 5th October 2016

Meeting Commenced at 7.30pm

Welcome Visitor Di McMullen and twentytwo members present.

Apologies: Neil Waters, Barb and Rob Field, H & R Fairweather, L Demaagd, M Greig, L Ng, P Simpson, R Thomson, M Wagnitz, H Wallwork, D Whiterod, W Wilson.

Speaker Greg Ruckert – photography for beginners. Greg gave some simple advice for novice photographers to improve the quality of photos submitted for judging. Experiment with background colours by trying the same bloom with different coloured paper backgrounds. Background colour can change the colour of the bloom. Keep back ground colour matt, avoid textured backgrounds, avoid shadows by having light source at 45 degree angle to background. Don’t use flash. Paper can be stood behind bloom fixed by peg to leaves or propped with a ruler and knitting needle. Point and shoot cameras can be zoomed in to focus. Mobile phones have very good cameras now and photos can be downloaded to computers or Dropbox.

Minutes of the meeting held on 7th September- Moved G Lawrence, seconded J Slade ‘That minutes as emailed be accepted’ carried.

  • Business arising: Garden Club of Aust. 2017 calendar and order form. Calendars are $10 each to purchase. Orders taken tonight with payment.
  • Nominations for Secretary and committee positions needed for AGM.
  • Bulb planting day – Greg Lawrence advised that there are not many to plant and need to be planted in two batches so the LAs and Asiatics will flower for the show. He will purchase the potting mix. He will let us know if he needs help.
  • Show schedules will be distributed at November meeting. Please attend to pick up your schedule as postage is now exorbitant and unreliable.
  • The December Show will be held at Pitmans’ 8 Paech Rd Hahndorf on December 3rd. Usual catering with members to bring salads or desserts and drinks. List will be available at November meeting for food promises.
  • Membership fees are still due if you have not yet paid- $15 single and $22.50 couple.
  • Plants for consignment sale at Show. Requirements will be emailed out. Bulbs must be delivered to Nancye by the December meeting at the latest.

Correspondence in:
  • African Violet Show 12th and 24th November 2016 Latvian Hall, 4 Clark St Wayville. 10am – 4pm each day.
  • Open Gardens (Burra Last weekend) Heritage Garden Sevenhill via Clare Sun 6th November see www.myopengarden.com.au.
  • Plant sale at 83 Arthur Rd Mt Compass 29th October 9am until sold out.
  • Aldgate Church of Christ - account and notification that there will be a dance class from 4 -7pm prior to our meeting starting in February 2017.
  • Carpark Capers is this Saturday 12th October.
  • Anlaby Garden is open this weekend $10 admission.

Emails re liliums being sought by members:-
Tom Culshaw is looking for L Auratum rubro vitatum (redstripe down each petal) and Fritillaries imperialis. Nancye replied she had bought seed of the fritillaries from Plant World Seeds.

Martin Fidge has a long wish list.

Lyn Elzinga-Henry wants darker martagons.

Tim Drewitt is able to import liliums and quarantine them. He has offered to source bulbs for our members at a reasonable cost. Contact Tim by email with your list.

Reminders:
  • South Australian Iris Society Annual Show 22nd and 23rd October, Goodwood Community Centre. 11am – 5pm and 10am – 4pm.
  • Invitation to a weekend with Barry Blyth Iris breeder at the Sporting Car Club of SA.
  • Geranium and Pelargonium Society Show, Payneham Library Complex, corner of OG Road and Turner St. 15th and 16th October 10am – 4pm.
  • Open Garden ‘Baroona’ 43 5th Ave St Peters. 15th and 16th October in aid of Children’s charity Variety.

Treasurer’s Report: in Minute book, moved F Dolan, seconded S Stokes ‘That report be accepted and accounts paid’. Carried.

New business: Programme for 2017 has been prepared by Barb Field and will be emailed with these minutes.

Judging club table: Please do not approach tables until judging is completed.

Results: Class 2 Tulip_ 1st S Stokes red & yellow, 2nd S Stokes white & burgundy, 3rd T Reichers ‘Curly Top’.
Class 2 other bulbs 1st M Jenkins Dutch iris Autumn Princess, 2nd M Jenkins Dutch iris Acapulco, 3rd J Boden Bluebell.
Class 3 Rhizome – 1st M Jenkins Pacific Coast iris, 2nd M Jenkins TB iris Superly Sunshine, 3rd J Ng Iris evansia.
Class 4 Tuber 1st K Dellar Arum Green Goddess, 2nd M Jenkins Alstroemeria.
Class 5 Corm 1st M Jenkins ranunculus. Class 7 potted bulb -1st A O’Leary Scadoxis puniceus, 2nd A O’Leary Peach Clivia, 3rd G Ruckert Lachenalia mathewsii.
Class 7 potted aroid – 1st M Corby Arisaema ringens.
Champion exhibit A O’Leary Scadoxis puniceus.

Next meeting November 2nd Speaker Colin Pitman on Wetlands and water.

Supper convenors. Kate O’Brien and Margaret Greig.

Meeting closed 8.55pm followed by the AGM.

AGM

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Lilium & Bulb Soc of SA
held in the Village Well, Aldgate on 5th October 2016.

Meeting commenced at 8.55pm

Present:
C Alderdice, J Boden, M Corby, K Dellar, F Dolan, L Elzinga-Henry, S Freeman, K Fynnaart, M Jenkins, J Keough, N Kopunic, G Lawrence, J Ng, K O’Brien, A O’Leary, C Pitman, C Pitman-Reed, T Reichers, J Slade, S Stokes, M Tuckwell, K Wallwork. Visitor Di McMullen.

Apologies: N Waters, L Demaagd, H & R Fairweather, B & R Field, M Greig, L Ng, P Simpson, R Thomson, M Wagnitz, H Wallwork, D Whiterod, W Wilson.

Minutes of the AGM held on 7th October 2015. Moved, G Ruckert seconded J Boden that minutes be accepted as emailed. Carried.

President’s report attached
Treasurer’s report attached
Webmaster’s report attached

President declared positions vacant and chaired the election.

Election:
President – G Ruckert continues for one year.
Vice President – G Lawrence nominated by Colin Pitman, seconded S Stokes carried.
2nd Vice President. N Kopunic volunteered - carried
Secretary M Jenkins nominated by G Ruckert, seconded by everyone, carried.
Treasurer F Dolan continues for one year.
Committee:-
Show convenor – K O’Brien nominated by G Ruckert, seconded by F Dolan, carried.
Webmaster - R Fairweather volunteered – carried.
Stirling Market Convenor -B Field nominated by M Jenkins, seconded by G Ruckert, carried

Public Officer – F Dolan continues.

Bank Signatories – Treasurer – F Dolan, Secretary M Jenkins, President G Ruckert, Vice President G Lawrence. Moved N Kopunic, seconded C Pitman, carried

Meeting closed at 9.13pm.

President's Report 5/10/2016

Another year has gone and I believe we continue in the correct direction. I was so excited to see us produce our first newsletter. While we are mainly a social group with an interest in bulbous plants we continue to grow. I believe that this is due to the leadership shown by a number of our committee members.
Marg is an excellent Secretary and makes my job as President much easier. A special thanks to Marg.
Fred, as Treasurer, keeps an eye on our funds and I appreciate the effort he goes to providing our monthly and annual figures. His efforts with our two shows are generally unseen but we could not do without them.
We would cease to exist without our two annual shows and our show manager Kate does a wonderful job. I personally would like to see one of our newer members come on board to “learn the ropes”.
While some members doubt it's worth in an organisation like ours, our website, combined with our Facebook presence, is important and does receive compliments from around the world. We are grateful to Steven Stokes who takes some of the workload from Rob who does a wonderful job.

Barb Field has done a wonderful job and we now have a yearly calender of speakers, well in advance. I can not speak highly enough of another of Barb's initiatives, our stand at the Stirling Market. It brings in new members and gives us a very strong public presence. It should be noted that a photograph of our stand in 2015 has been used as the top picture on the Market Calender.

We would also be nowhere without the input of Nancye. She coordinates the members' bulbs and promotion for our show and can be seen actively organising at our meetings.
I also thank our other committee members for their input and guidance where provided.

Greg Lawrence grew the Liliums for our show and hosted the January dinner while Kate looked after members for the December show and dinner. Thank you to both of them and their families.
The Pitmans have offered their beautiful property for the 2016 December dinner and I strongly encourage everyone to be there.

I sadly note the passing of committee member Phil who had such a dynamic personality and was looking to help us grow significantly.
To those members who appear out of the woodwork when needed, but who I have not named, I also offer my profound thanks.

I have spoken at four garden clubs this year and believe we run the best meetings.
We are shortly to elect a new committee to manage us for most of 2017 and, as I do each year, I ask new members to look at offering themselves and bring us new ideas to help us continue to grow the group.

Greg Ruckert

Webmaster's Report

During the past several months I've been working my way through the website, modifying pages to make them easier to view on mobile devices as well as smaller tablets.
I've also been trying to reduce the range of "helper" applications to reduce site complexity, and to improve adhesion to a common site style. This is still in progress, and will continue into 2017.
Most recently the monthly meeting minutes page has been modified to simplify usage. Seperate pages are being set up for each year, and the "BLOG" format has been discontinued.

The site has recently been moved to a new provider after the original provider sold their interest. We are now supported by NetRegistry.
Some difficulty was experienced in early October when I was unable to publish changes to our site. The problem has since been rectified.

Rob Fairweather

Nov

Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Minutes 2nd November 2016

Meeting Commenced at 7.30pm

Welcome: A guest of Greg Lawrence from Korea and about 21 members – some did not sign the attendance sheet.

Apologies: S Freeman, P Simpson, T Sparnon, R Thomson, W Wilson, A Alderdice, L Demaagd, H Fairweather, A O’Leary, A Ruckert.

Speaker: Colin Pitman - Wetlands and Water.
Colin described a project he heads to create wetlands, purify storm water and pump it into underground aquifers to store for further purification before pumping it out for use in irrigation and industry. Various councils in the metropolitan area have projects of this type which need to be integrated into one system as activity in one area can have a big impact on areas many kilometres away. This water storage has the potential to stop using River Murray water for the drinking water for the whole metropolitan area and is sufficient for a 7 year drought without imposing water restrictions.

Thankyou Colin for a very interesting presentation.

Minutes of the meeting held on 5th October- Moved R Fairweather, seconded J Boden ‘That minutes as emailed be accepted’ carried.

Business arising:

  • Bulb planting day – was held Thursday 27th. Thankyou to all who helped.
  • Show schedules will be distributed tonight. For those who did not attend the schedule is on the website and can be downloaded from computers.
  • The December Show will be held at Pitmans’ 8 Paech Rd Hahndorf on December 3rd. Usual catering with members to bring salads or desserts and drinks. List is available tonight for food promises.
  • Show photo competition entries due tonight. Give to Kate O’Brien for framing.

Correspondence in:
  • Our Gardens magazines on raffle table.
  • Garden Clubs of Australia Annual Report and forms to be returned.
  • Enfield Horticultural Society wanting a speaker for their January meeting. G Lawrence volunteered.
  • Open Garden – Dorothy Whiterod is opening her garden at 292 Mt Barker Rd Aldgate on December 3rd and 4th.

Reminders: African Violet Show 12th and 13th November 2016 Latvian Hall, 4 Clark St Wayville. 10am – 4pm each day.

Treasurer’s Report: in Minute book, moved F Dolan, seconded K Dellar ‘That report be accepted and accounts paid’. Carried.

Webmaster’s report: Still upgrading. There is a new system for the minutes – now stored in blocks of one year to make them easier to find. The show schedule is on the website but may not be mobile phone accessible.

New business:
  • B Field reported that the Rhododendron Society would like a speaker for a meeting. Request that it be put in writing and sent to the Society.
  • November Stirling Market: An application for a site on 27th November has been sent to organisers. If accepted volunteers are needed to set up and staff the stall all day. N Kopunic, Colin and Chris Pitman have volunteered to help but more people are needed. Busy time is 10am – 12noon. This stall advertises the January show very well. Blooms are also needed for the display. If you are able to assist please contact Marg Jenkins.
  • Show update: Kate O’Brien reported that she has booked a venue for the February dinner meeting and presentation of show prizes.
  • Bulbs for the sales table must be delivered to Nancye by the December show for sorting and packing. No late deliveries will be accepted.
  • Newsletter Lynda Demaagd has the next one ready for the last week of November. Items for the summer one are sought – 200 – 300 words plus a couple of photos are sufficient.

Judging club table: Please do not approach tables until judging is completed.

Results:

Class 2 Bulb not a lilium – 1st J Boden Chincherinchee, 2nd G Lawrence Star of Bethlehem, 3rd T Riechers Black eyed Susan.
Class 3 Rhizome – 1st M Jenkins TB iris ‘Party’s Over, 2nd M Jenkins I spuria ‘Golden Greetings’, 3rd J Boden TB iris.
Class 4 Tuber – 1st M Jenkins Alstroemeria, 2nd J Boden Euromums?, 3rd G Lawrence Arum.
Class 5 Corm – 1st J Ng sspecies Gladiolus, 2nd J Ng Pink Tritonia.
Class 6 Other plant- M Jenkins Queen Anne’s Lace, 2nd G Lawrence Lily of the Valley, 3rd D Whiterod Abutilon.
Class 7 potted aroid – 1st and 2nd M Corby Arisaema englerii x sikakianum.
Class 7 potted bulbs – 1st J Slade Lachenalia ‘Angelica’ 2nd G Lawrence Hippeastrum.

Champion exhibit M Jenkins ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’.

Next meeting December 3rd Show and dinner at Colin Pitman’s, 8 Paech Rd Hahndorf

Please bring food, drinks and some chairs. Show exhibits can be tabled between 3 and 4pm for judging from 4 -5pm.
Let Marg Jenkins know what food you are bringing, we don’t need multiple potato salads. It is also important to know how many guests are attending so the right amount of meat can be purchased.

Food promised: Please bring the same food to the January dinner meeting on Wednesday 7th at G Lawrence’s at Summertown.

Dec

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