Early Bulb Display
Saturday 24 February 2024 (10am - 4pm)
Victoria Hall, Dunblane

This event will be an in-person meeting with two talks, a plant display, and Plant Nurseries selling a variety of plants in the Victoria Hall, Stirling Road, Dunblane FK15 9EX.  

We are pleased that Michael Myers has agreed to speak at this year's event. Michael is a lecturer in horticulture and countryside at Craven College, Skipton. A lifetime's interest in plants is readily combined with that of hard landscaping, exploring for plants in the wild and writing about them. He is a keen grower of rock garden plants and is an exhibitor at AGS shows. One of his passions is snowdrops, of which he has over 400 varieties.  Michael will be bringing some plants for sale including some snowdrops..


9am-10am Show hall open for staging of plants.

10am Show and Nursery sales open to members and visitors.

"Pterugiform and Poculiform Snowdrops" with Michael Myers.  
A talk on snowdrops.  The pterugiform or inverse poculiform snowdrops have six tepals that all resemble the inner tepals, whilst the reverse is true for the poculiform snowdrops. Both groups are popular amongst snowdrop enthusiasts and this talk reviews some of the better selections.

12noon - Special General Meeting of The Scottish Rock Garden Club 
The only resolution to be voted on will be as follows: The Annual General Meeting held on 11 November 2023 was inquorate, so it is proposed that all the decisions taken at that meeting, as included in the Minutes published in the January 2024 Yearbook are hereby approved.

12.15pm - Break for coffee, or lunch, and chat. 
Please bring your own picnic. Teas, coffees and some cake should will be available for purchase.

"Favourite Woodlanders" with Michael Myers.  
This talk covers a range of bulbous plants, smaller herbaceous perennials and ferns, all suitable for the woodland border. The talk includes snowdrops, trilliums, erythroniums and roscoeas.

3pm-4pm - Plant buying, tea/coffee and chat. 
Teas, coffees and some cake should still be available for purchase.

Please bring as many pans of dwarf bulbs and early flowering alpine plants as possible.  Space will be available for cut flowers of plants which members do not want to disturb in the garden.  Please bring your own vases for cut flowers.  Plants will be grouped according to genera during staging between 9am and 10am.  The rule of one pan per class per member will be waived.  No points will be awarded.  Members may also stage small displays comprising several exhibits to show variation in species etc.  Every contribution increases the value of the display for others. 

BSBI Table
We are pleased that we shall have a display table manned by Matt Harding, of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland who is the BSBI Scotland Officer, and County Recorder for Stirlingshire.  He will have information on the the recent findings of Plant Atlas 2020 which show the effect of climate change and in particular the shrinking distribution of our native alpines. He will have information, and welcome the opportunity to speak informally with members and share details of Plant Atlas 2020 and our native alpine flora.

Plants and bulbs can be purchased from the following who are attending:
Jacques Armand
Kevock Garden Plants
Michael Myers
Jonathon Snowdrops
and of course the Members 50:50 Plant Stall, so please bring your spare plants and seedlings for sale for Bulb Group Funds.

This event is run by the Bulb Group.  Please help us by bringing plants for the 50:50 Members Stall, volunteer to help behind the plant stall, serving teas/coffees, and general tidying.  Contact Sandy Leven on 01786 824064.
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