Lilium and Bulb Society of SA Minutes 6th September 2017
Meeting Commenced at 7.30pm
Welcome: Mary Ann Sabine and Deb Churches and 20 members.
Apologies: S Gordon, E & J Boden, G and L Lawrence, M Fidge, M Greig, L Ng, D Robson, A Ruckert.
Speakers. Greg Ruckert and Julian Slade. Julian showed photos of bulbous plants he found when touring the bulb hotspot of the world. Many of these bulbs grow only in a very localised area and have never been described before. Plants he found ranged from a few millimetres tall to 2 metres. Greg showed photos of scenes where bulbs can be found by the road and along railway lines where the soil has been disturbed by roadmaking.
Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd August- Moved R Fairweather, seconded B Field ‘That minutes as emailed be accepted’ carried.
Business arising: .
- Nominations for the GCA committee. The nomination of Greg Ruckert to the GCA committee was signed by the secretary and treasurer to be posted the GCA.
- Tour of Jongs’ Flowers facility at Forreston We have been invited back in November to see peonies in bloom. Dates proposed either Sat 4th Nov or Sat 18th Nov. A date will be confirmed with Jongs by G Ruckert.
- GCA Notice of AGM, Constitution and Rules, proposed amendments.
- GCA 2018 sample calendar and order form
- Morphettville Market offer of stand. This will occur on the first Sunday of each month to December.
- Geranium and Pelargonium Soc Spring Show 21st and 22nd October 10 am-4pm Sat, 10am – 3pm Sun. Payneham Library Complex corner of OG Rd and Turner St, Felixstow.
- Reminder - Enfield Horticultural Society Spring Show 9 Sep 12noon – 5pm, 10th September 10am – 4pm.
in Minute book, moved F Dolan, seconded B Field, ‘That report be accepted’. Carried.
R Fairweather Members’ garden pages now includes text about Wallworks’ garden. Speakers page and minutes page are up to date.
The club needs a new webmaster who will need a club notebook to run it. It is stored on an external hard drive for easy transfer.
A dropbox for sharing photo information has been set up for the photography group. Rob Fairweather and Greg Ruckert showed different ideas for backgrounds to use when photographing flowers. Rob’s are artists canvases painted in dark neutral and green shades. Greg uses a piece of particle board with fabric or hessian over it. Both give good results. Lighting can be managed with a led hand held variable strength LED light or mirrors to back or side light the subject. After the meeting closed a camera hooked up to a laptop was used to demonstrate a program which ‘stacks’ multiple photos to make a very sharp image.
Bulb committee report:
– Helen Fairweather - Bulbs purchased for growing on are now in bloom and have proved to be a good buy. We need donations of bulbs from members who have a lot or a few they can spare. Bulbs can also be sold on consignment so the donor gets some income from what they share. Stirling Market Report:
– Barb Field in minute book. Barb needs someone to help her contact the people who expressed an interest in the club. This is best done by telephone prior to a meeting.
Promotion subcommittee – Kate has made enquiries about getting door magnets made to attach to members’ cars to advertise the show.
- December Show needs a new host venue as Christine is unable to host it again this year. The venue needs an area under cover to set up the show, a barbecue, space for tables and chairs and somewhere to make tea and coffee and that’s about it. The host buys the meats the cost of which is reimbursed by the club. Members supply salads and desserts and their own soft drinks or alcohol. There is a lot of help from members to set up and tidy up after. Let Marg know if you are able to host this event.
- Marcus Harvey bulb sell out. Marcus’ family have decided to dig all his bulbs and sell them. A list of bulbs will be sent to selected customers soon. Moved T Thomas, seconded B Field ‘That the club purchase $2,000 worth of bulbs for resale.’ Carried. Members will be able to buy bulbs from the selection, the rest will be grown on for selling at future shows. G Ruckert is to contact Harveys and select and order bulbs.
- Laser pointer: B Field moved ‘That the club purchase a laser pointer for speakers to use during their presentations’, seconded K Fynnaart. Carried
- Bunnings barbecues: N Kopunic suggested that the club apply to Bunnings to hold a barbecue to raise funds for the club. Information from Bunnings to be circulated to about the committee to decide whether to try this as a fundraiser.
Show photo competition entries must be given to Kate O’Brien at the November meeting for mounting and judging. All prints to be A4. Photos to be taken after 1st July 2016. One entry per person per section – ie triptych of one bloom in three different aspects and a garden scene. One class for cameras and one for Phones, Ipads etc. That means each exhibitor can have 4 entries.
: Multi head narcissus - 1st H Fairweather ‘Minnow’, 2nd R Thompson ‘Angels Whisper’, 3rd H Fairweather N triandrus ‘Hazera’. Single daffodil - 1st M Jenkins pink trumpet, 2nd H Fairweather N cyclamineus ‘Rapture’, 3rd H Fairweather ‘Accent’. Hyacinth – 1st M Jenkins, 2nd H Fairweather. (both white). Rhizome – 1st P Simpson iris evasion ‘Bourne Graceful’. Corm - 1st M Jenkins mini cyclamen hybrid, 2nd M Jenkins Chasmanthe floribunda, 3rd P Simpson Ranunculus. Any garden cut – 1st J Ng Camellia, 2nd P Simpson Lavender species, 3rd M Jenkins Aloe. Pot of tubers – 1st J Slade Bulb Nella auriform, 2nd M Corby Corydalis salida. Pot of small bulbs – 1st M Corby Erythronium oregonum, 2nd M Corby Fritillaria thunbergia, 3rd G Ruckert Lachenalia ‘Radiant’. Pot of large tubers (?) – 1st A O’Leary Clivia miniata multi petal (orange and yellow), 2nd K O’Brien Orchid, 3rd A O’Leary Clivia miniata “Hero’ (cream). Champion exhibit M Corby Erythronium oregonum.
Meeting closed 9.50pm followed by raffle and supper
Next meeting October 4th. Speaker Marg Jenkins ‘Irises in my garden.’Hostesses
: H Fairweather, D Robson and P Simpson.