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  1. Don’t forget it’s the end of season meeting tomorrow Saturday 9th November 2019

    1pm at Stowe-by-Chartley village hall, Station Road, Stowe-By-Chartley, Staffordshire ST18 0LG

    We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

    Please feel free to bring plants/seeds for sale/swap and there will be some freebies along with refreshments.

  2. Don’t forget it’s the end of season meeting tomorrow Saturday 9th November 2019

    1pm at Stowe-by-Chartley village hall, Station Road, Stowe-By-Chartley, Staffordshire ST18 0LG

    We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

    Please feel free to bring plants/seeds for sale/swap and there will be some freebies along with refreshments.

  3. The Carnivorous Plant Society will be at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens on Saturday 10th August and Sunday 11th August, for the Carnivorous plant weekend, along with Wacks Wicked Plants.  There will be talks and demonstrations.

    Free entry to CPS members on production of a valid membership card.

     

  4. We have been accepted for The RHS Tatton Flower Show this year, running from Wed 17th July until Sun 21st July.  If anyone would like to help out for a day or more on the Carnivorous Plant Society stand, please do let me know as soon as possible and I can give you more details.

    Thanks

  5. Since moving and having space, I’ve now obtained a 6x4 greenhouse (glass and aluminium) that we’re planning on heating for tropical carnivorous plants (although they do have to share it with my Mum’s orchids).

    What is the best way to insulate it?  Summer time won’t be an issue but I’m thinking come winter time it will benefit from being insulated.

     

     

  6. DATE :- Saturday 25th May 2019 

    TIME:-  12pm - 5pm

    PLACE:- East Horsley Village Hall

                    Kingston Avenue

                    East Horsley

                    Leatherhead

                     KT24 6QT

  7. 9 hours ago, Dunc said:

    True Stephen, and I'd like to hear both sides. But, not on Facebook.  I think a members only area should be set up on the society web pages and all the evidence from both parties deposited there for the membershìp to review. As I doubt this will be easily resolved I think it should then be for the membership to decide. 

    I will put this suggestion to the rest of the committee, Dunc.

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  8. All evidence will be available in a hard copy at the AGM for people to look at should they wish to.

    The vote of no confidence was formally proposed, seconded and carried with a majority.  A further vote was taken to remove Annette Bell from the committee, which again was formally proposed, seconded and carried with a majority.  Both votes were open to the entire committee including Annette, no committee members have been excluded from voting at any time.  All this can be seen in evidence at the AGM.  Annette claimed that we could not have a vote of no confidence as the charity was suspended, contrary to what the charity commission had told us in a recorded (with permission) telephone call where they told us that we are still a fully functioning charity.  We have asked Annette for written evidence from the charity commission to prove her claims numerous times, which Annette has been either unwilling or unable to produce.  It is Annette’s unilateral word against the word of the Charity Commission, who are the people from whom she claims to have the authority.  You need to bear in mind that Annette was happy to accept the result of vote to vote her in as chair in November and other votes that have been held (several she ran were not seconded), yet she refuses this vote considering that it was formally proposed, seconded and supported by the majority of the committee.

    The committee is behind the fact that some things need modernising and we need to fulfil our legal requirements.  However this need to be done correctly, one of the main reason that we have asked that legal advice is sought on the matter.

     

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  9. I’m always attracted to the plants ‘sick bay’ as well in gardens centres.  I just refer to them as hybrids, as you can’t guarantee that they are what you think, especially if you trade divisions of them in the future. There are many cultivars which look very similar to each other, or seed grown plants that are almost identical to a particular cultivar, which they definitely aren’t.  Always better to be safe.

     

  10. 3 hours ago, Chimaera said:

    If you look at a geology map of the Peaks you will see 2 main rock types; the Dark Peak is made of Millstone Grit- this is sandstone and shales with virtually no carbonate or other solubles in them, so runoff into the reservoirs with be low TDS and probably rather acidic. In the White Peak you have Carboniferous Limestone, a totally different beast made of soluble calcium carbonate so runoff and aquifers there will have a really high TDS and probably be alkaline. All those caves are the result of water dissolving this limestone, so as caves are made the material goes into the water.

    We’re Dark Peak, so that explains why it’s so low for us.  A total godsend in this dry weather :yes: