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The Great North Carnation Society

Affiliated to the BNCS

Growing Pinks, Border Carnations and Perpetual Flowering Carnations

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Club News 1

Visit to Bofield Nursery Sunday 11th July

Some of the members making the most of the sunshine during our visit to Peter Bookers.  We would like to thank Peter and Kathy for the welcome they gave and the refreshments.

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Visit to Ivor Mace

Visit to Ivor Mace

Our members were very impressed with Ivor's setup and the quality of his plants, nice clean plants, another thing they noticed was the strong stems.  They were made very welcome, Ivor hoped he could make a visit in the future to the North-East.  A long day out but very worthwhile

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Keith

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On these pages you will find information on Carnations in the North East and from across the nation.  Carnations are becoming more popular as each season passes.  We have received praise wherever we have been, we have shows in Garden Centres around the area and we would be delighted to see you there.  We hope you like what you see on the website we try to  update the site as often as possible and always welcome suggestions from viewers of the site.  

Details on how to join the society are on the Membership page

MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Greetings fellow members,

 

I do hope you are all safe and well and for those in isolation that you are not  climbing the walls in desperation, my thanks to those who keep in touch I really appreciate their concern, as the PM keeps saying we live in unprecedented times, and fairly early on I realized I was going to have to make some very difficult decisions and since show venues were being dropped off the calender by the week decided not to grow for the show bench but to concentrate on growing some quality mother plants which are doing quite well probably due to  the decent weather we have had, I have two of Tony Tabbinors seedlings that have run up to bud and looking good its a bit like xmas waiting for them to open and hoping they will make the grade for the show bench or just be a vase flower,now no one likes to throw out a plant they have nurtured for months so if they just go out in the garden and look colourful and pretty "GREAT", although for a couple of days it blew a gale on the hill  and cold with it, at one point I feared for the green house however we survived  and soldier on, and just very shortly I should be able to start taking a few cuttings in the hopes that this time next year we will be back to some sort of normality in what ever shape or normality chance to take, on a lighter note I do miss hopping into the car and call on family, or meet Dennis and Audrey, Keith and Gill for the ocaisional coffee, and I have yet to meet my two new greatgrandaughters, but do hope that whatever you are growing I hope that its all doing well and wish you all the best, stay safe and I hope to see you sooner rather than later.

 

My best regards Fay.

Shows 2020

We have with reluctance accepted that we will not be able to hold a championship show during August.   The strict social distancing rules placed by the government have made impossible for a show to go ahead.  Adding to this the dangers members could be put under we feel it is a risk we should not take.  We expect to have a full program for 2021 and would ask members to read the next yearbook for details.  Hopefully by then the danger of this pandemic will have lulled enough for society to return to normal.

Dennis

Show Secretary

Latest News from BNCS!!!

We have just been informed that the BNCS have reluctantly had to cancel their AGM they have set a provisional date for the 20th March 2021 but this has not yet been verified check with Ian Ledger for latest information