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Scarce Euphorbia !

Written by Chris Davies. Posted in News

 
 
Cathy Rollinson spotted a comment that Don Witton made in the autumn edition of The Hardy Plant about Euphorbia epithymoides “Midas” being a good contender for our Conservation Scheme: “my favourite form of my favourite species, but it is becoming scarce…” 
It is currently listed by 3 nurseries in the 2016 Plantfinder and he has included a photograph of the plant at Avondale Nursery although it is not listed for sale in their 2017 online catalogue.
 
Does anyone grow this plant in your group if so please give Chris a ring .
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If your very interested in 'Heucheras'

Written by Chris Davies. Posted in News

 
 
If you are very interested in Heucheras, our National Chairman, Cathy Rollinson is looking for an expert among the HPS membership to assist with the RHS Trial.(Request has come from Graham Rice.)
If you know a member you would recommend, or are interested yourself, please contact her (see back of journal for email) or contact Chris Davies, who will forward your message.
 
 
Heuchera Heucherella Collage 1b
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Holiday Booking Form 2017

Written by Collin Pusey. Posted in News

NORFOLK & SUFFOLK HARDY PLANT SOCIETY

Reply slip for holiday to Cotswolds 12th  - 15th  June

The price per person for a twin/double room is £385. Single supplement £25 per night

A non-returnable deposit of £50.00 per person  is required by 14 January made

payable  to The Hardy Plant Society, Norfolk & Suffolk Group and send it to:-

John Foster, Gable House, Redisham, Beccles, NR34 8NE together with a 

stamped addressed envelope (8 x  4)

_________________________________________________________________

Reply slip for the Cotswolds holiday

Name/s     ________________________________________________________

Address   _________________________________________________________

Contact details (include phone and e-mail)_______________________________

_________________________________________________NT Member Yes/No

Accommodation

Please reserve me_____places  (total number of places required)

Type of room required        double____ twin______single (please circle choice)

Total enclosed - £ _______  (£50.00 per person for reservation fee)

Amount still owing £________

cut________keep this bottom half for your records_____________________ cut

Cotswolds holiday          My Record slip

Final payment to be paid by Saturday 6 May.

Please arrange your own insurance for this trip.

Reserved________ places (total number of places required)

Type of room required____double___twin___single__(please circle choice)

Total sent £______(£50 per person for reservation fee)        Date paid____________

Amount owing by 6 May   £______________________

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2016 Summer Rainfall Comparison for Norfolk & East Anglia

Written by Collin Pusey. Posted in Weather Reports

 

Month

Diana Perowne

Pauline Roberts

Graham Allison

David King

Terry Read

Peter George

Met. Office  Averages

 

Hevingham Norfolk

Wendling Norfolk

Thorpe St Andrew Norfolk

Brooke Norfolk

Sisland Norfolk

Pakenham Suffolk

East Anglia

May

42.0mm

47.0mm

57.0mm

43.7mm

44.6mm

52.5mm

49.7mm

June

110.0mm

119.0mm

122.0mm

115.0mm

77.8mm

112.5mm

106.5mm

July

15.0mm

25.5mm

26.0mm

22.7mm

32.8mm

16.5mm

29.7mm

August

25.0mm

26.0mm

14.0mm

22.9mm

29.0mm

37.5mm

32.8mm

May – Aug Total

192.0mm

217.5mm

219.0mm

204.3mm

184.2mm

219.0mm

218.7mm

Jan - April Total

254.5mm

303.0mm

266.5mm

261.1mm

228.1mm

187.5mm

228.9mm

Year to Date Total

446.5mm

520.5mm

485.5mm

465.4mm

413.3mm

406.5mm

447.6mm

 

During this ‘Summer’ period our HPS monthly readings appear remarkably consistent, although the total rainfall in any one month can be greatly affected by thunder storms. For example; on 30 May, Wendling had 25mm, on 23 June, Brooke had 52mm and on 28 August, Pakenham had 18mm. 

Looking at the Met Office averages for East Anglia, yet again we have had a series of months with highs and lows in rainfall. In May, rainfall was slightly over the 10 year average in June it was double and in July and August it was just 58% and 59% of average. Over the four month period, June was the bad month with high rainfall, sunshine levels 73% of average and low day temperatures, but above average night temperatures. 

Compiled 13,09.2016 by Peter George