Meetings of the fritillaria group
Our next meeting is on Sunday 22 March 2015
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Venue : Theydon Bois village hall, from 10am to 4pm
Theydon Bois is situated in Essex on the edge of Epping Forest between Loughton and Epping. It is close to the M25 Junction 26 (Waltham Abbey), the M11 Junction 5 (Loughton, northbound exit only) and Junction 7 (Harlow/Epping). For further details of how to find it, see the Theydon Bois website
All Visitors Welcome!
10.00 Doors Open and Coffee. Plants and Bulbs will be on sale during the day.
11.00 Speaker Martyn Rix: “Some Fritillaries for the open garden – the Western European and alpine species”
12.00 Speaker Peter Taggart: “A discussion on microclimates in pots”
12.30 Lunch Break
14.00 Discussion panel chaired by Bob Wallis with Martyn Rix, Brian Mathew and Laurence Hill
16.00 End of Meeting
Entry fee £2.00 for members of the Fritillaria group and £5.00 for non-members.
Please bring as many plants as you can for both the show and the discussion!
All Visitors Welcome!
Membership details are available inside the Main Hall. Subscriptions: £8.00 per annum single membership and £10.00 per annum for family, €10.00 for European membership and £10.00 for world-wide membership. Two newsletters are published each year in February and August and a seed exchange takes place.
Field trip to two sites of Fritillaria meleagris in Oxfordshire on 19 April 2015
Meet at Ducklington Village Hall at 11.30am
Please check back here near the date in case of any changes due to the weather
We will visit two sites:
1. Ducklington Mead near Witney, Oxfordshire. Only open for one day a year when the local church, St Bartholomew’s, hosts ‘Fritillary Sunday”. (Ploughman’s lunch, cream teas, plant stall are available in the village hall with proceeds going to the church funds.)
2. Iffley Meadow Nature reserve next to River Thames in Oxford, OX1 4UP. Parking available at Falcon Rowing Club, OX4 4BJ. Once parked, cross the river and then walk along the Thames path going downstream. The fritillaries are in the meadows by the river just before you get to the Isis Pub.
Link to map for Car Park for Iffley Meadow Nature reserve