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  1. dennisB

    Hello from Cornwall

    Hi Gary sorry to have missed you. I am in Paignton but couldn't have met up with you on Friday as I was away for the weekend. Hope you found somewhere to visit. I was in Perth a few years ago and have fond memories. We stayed in an old converted prison warder house that is now a B & B. The sea food at Fremantle was wonderful. I met up with Phil Mann in Harvey before travelling down to Walpole to see the cephalotus at Coalmine Beach. Great days. Dennis
  2. dennisB

    Hello from Cornwall

    Hi I'm in South Devon. You'd be very welcome to call in if it isn't too far for you. Dennis
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    Hi Greg yes I know - a long story. I'll be bringinga few heliamphora I'm open for swapping. cheers Dennis
  4. Hi the CPS End Of Season Meeting is being held at Winterbourne Gardens in Birmingham at 1pm on Saturday 22nd September. The meeting is open to both members and non members but entry to the gardens is free only to CPS members on presentation of your membership card. Chris Crow will have a wide selection of CPs available. If you have spare plants please bring them along. Apart from Society business there will be a talk by Steve Cottell on what is involved in setting up the Society's stand at the Chelsea Flower Show and two or threee talks that were given at gthe ICPS Conference at Kew Gardens. Refreshments will be provided. cheers Dennis
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    Hello from the midlands

    Hi Omako the Carnivorous Plant Society is holding its End of Season meeting at Winterbourne Gardens in Birmingham on Saturday 22nd September at 1pm. This is an open meeting and you would be welcome to attend. Dennis
  6. Hi this year's end of season meeting is being held on 22nd September at Winterbourne Gardens in Birmingham on Saturday 22nd September between 1 and 4.30pm. Entrance will be free to CPS members. As well as some society administrative topics there will be talks on CPs. There will be plants for sale by Chris Crow of Sarracenia Nurseries and others. If you want to bring sale plants along please do. Refreshments will be provided. cheers Dennis Balsdon
  7. Hi Folks here is a list of CP events for the next couple of months. Details of open days are shown on our website ( JULY 14th - Stephen Morley Open Day 19th - Chester Zoo National Nepenthes Collection has been cancelled because of on-going building work. 21st/22nd - Hampshire Carnivorous Plants Open Day 10th-12th - Great Yorkshire Show (WacksWickedPlants) 18th-22nd - RHS Tatton Park Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) 19th - Driffield Show (WacksWickedPlants) 24th-26th - New Forest &Hampshire CountyShow (The Flytrap Plants) 28th/29th - Chorley Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) AUGUST 4th - Paul McKeown Open Day 4th/5th - P&J Plants Open Day 2nd-5th - RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) 10th/11th - Shrewsbury Flower Show (Mike King) 11th/12th - RHS Harlow Carr CP Weekend (The CPS & WacksWickedPlants) 16th-19th - Southport Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) 17th/18th - RHS Rosemoor Flower Show (WacksWickedPlants) 18th/19th - RHS Wisley CP Weekend (The CPS & Sarracenia Nurseries) 26th/27th - Edenbridge & Oxted Show (The Flytrap Plants) Enjoy! Dennis
  8. There will be - it just takes a little time to put an obituary together and get it right. It will also be in the next edition of Planta Carnivora and the ICPS Newsletter. Dennis
  9. dennisB

    CP Events this Weekend!

    John Sirkett - Open Evening Saturday 16th, June 2018 - 5pm- 10pm A fabulous collection with a vast array of plants. Home built grow areas adorn Johns' vast garden. John also grows many other plant species. Must be seen to be believed! Contact Details: Address: Carn View, 46 Lanner Hill, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6DA Join Us / Renew Contact Us Members Log In Home >> Events Dennis Balsdon - Open Day Sunday, 17th June 2018 - 10am onwards The main attractions are large sarracenia and Heliamphora collections, but there are two 12 x 8 and one 8 x 6 greenhouses stuffed with CP's as well as numerous cold frames, mini bogs etc. There will be many plants for sale in aid of the CPS Conservation Fund at bargain prices/swap and I hope that other people will bring plants along too. A buffet lunch will be served by my catering manager. Contact Details: Address: 13 Stella Road, Preston, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1BH Email: cheers Dennis
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    UK CP Events in June

    Hi here is a list of CP events in the UK this month. Details are shown on the Society website ( under events. Mike King - Shropshire Sarracenia Open Day 2nd June 2018 The CPS visit to Kew Gardens 9th June 2018 S.purpurea conservation/clearance at Wareham, Dorset 14th June 2018 John Sirkett - Open Evening 16th June 2018 - Cornwall Beaver Meadow - Open Day 16th June 2018 Lincolnshire Dennis Balsdon - Open Day 17th June 2018 Devon National Botanical Gardens Wales - 2 DAYS 23rd June 2018 Carnivorous Plant Talk - Looe Garden Club 27th June 2018 Cornwall EEE - Bonn, Germany - 29th June 2018 Ian Salter and Dianne Riddiford Open Day 30th June 2018 Wales Let me know if you know of any others. Cheers Dennis
  11. Sorry for the error - the correct date is Saturday 9th June. The website will be updated by the volunteer events organiser asp. Dennis Dennis
  12. You don't have to book - just turn up with your membership card.. cheers Dennis
  13. Hi this year's visit to Kew Gardens is on Saturday June 9th. We will be meeting at the Elizabeth Gate at 1pm. The visit includes a behind the scenes tour of Kew's extensive CP collection glasshouses which are not normally open to the public and a visit to the Herbarium. The visit will be led by Dr Martin Cheek of Kew Herbarium, our journal editor. Please note that this a member's only event and is free. Remember to bring your membership cards. cheers Dennis
  14. Hi just a reminder that the society is holding its Annual General Meeting at Reading University, Harborne Building, White Knights Campus, Pepper Lane, RG6 6UR at 1pm on Saturday May 5th. In addition to the formal business of the day, there will be talks on CPs, plants will be available for sale/swap and a plant auction in aid of the conservation fund will be held. Refreshments will be available. The meeting is open to members only so remember to bring your membership card. You can join or renew your membership prior to the meeting. regards Dennis Balsdon Chair The Carnivorous Plant Society
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    Kew Gardens- Behind the scenes.

    Hi we are waiting for a response from Kew. I'll let you know as soon as I know anything. CDennis