The Great North Carnation Society
Affiliated to the BNCS
Growing Pinks, Border Carnations and Perpetual Flowering Carnations
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Due to the successful rollout of the vaccine the government has indicated that all things going as planned there should be a substantial easing of the restrictions in early June.
If this happens we would hope to hold our first meeting on July the 7th, we could then hold our postponed 2020 AGM and discuss the society returning to normal.
This is of course all dependant on how the next few months progress we will give more details as and when the government releases more information.
Our members safety is always at the forefront of all our decisions please take care and look after yourselves.
Keith & Dennis
Club News 1
2020/21 Subscription Details
Will members please note that Subscriptions are now due, the rates are the same as previous at £4 for single members and £5 for joint. You will not be able to pay at the meetings for the forseeable future, would members please post their subsciption to us or use the newPayPal option on the membership page
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We can now offer members the choice of having newsletters sent by post or email. Receiving your newsletters by email keeps postage and printing costs down. Any member who would not mind receiving their newsletters by email, please let us know using the contact us form. This service is taking longer to set up than we thought please bear with us but be assured you will still receive your newsletter.
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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.
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
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IMPORTANT MEETING AND SHOW NEWS!
Sadly the current restrictions have been extended by 4 weeks therefore we will hopefully hold a meeting in early August the decision for a show has not been clarified yet but we are working on it.