The Society holds an Annual Show which is an opportunity for growers to meet each other and discuss topics of general interest.
THE 19th BSS ANNUAL ONE DAY SHOW
has had to be
There wil be a Virtual BSS Show this year that all members can enter. Full details are in the May 2020 newsletter.
Best in Show 2019 was Wimberry Pie grown by Janet Price Lots more SHOW photos in the GALLERY.
If you choose to become a member, three Newsletters a year will be sent to you. These contain useful hints and tips on growing, articles for both the general and the specialist grower and a members' page with short articles and letters. A Seed Bank has been set up for both Hybrid and Species seed and these are available free to members.
See MEMBERSHIP to find out how to become a member of the Society.
If you have discovered the delights of growing streptocarpus, this site is the place for you. With the help of the British Streptocarpus Society, you can expand your collection and knowledge and join the many members who share your enthusiasm.
Explore this site to find out more.
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
The Society was formed in September 1999 especially for Streptocarpus (Cape Primrose) growers with small, medium or large collections. The current membership is just over 550. We welcome new members with a wide range of growing knowledge and experience. Members range from beginners with a few plants on their windowsills to expert growers with many years of experience. We are happy to help new members to increase their expertise and enjoyment of streptocarpus growing.
Founders: Frank Davies, Ken Jones
President: Lynne Dibley
BRITISH STREPTOCARPUS SOCIETY
Download, print and display this poster to advertise the British Streptocarpus Society.
In 2019 Frank Davies received the Maurice Mason Award from the RHS Tender Ornamental Plant Committee to recognise and reward his significant personal achievement relating to plants. They felt that Frank's passion and dedication to promoting streptocarpus over so many years makes him the very deserving first recipient of this new award.
RHS AWARD FOR FRANK DAVIES
MESSAGES FROM THE CHAIRMAN - July 2020
VIRTUAL FLOWER SHOW ENTRIES:
Whilst I know the recent weather has not been the best for our Streps to put out many flowers, I just
wanted to remind you that the entries in for our Virtual Flower Show must be received by myself by
midnight on Friday 31st July 2020. Full details were in the May 2020 Newsletter. We have already had some
entries but it would be nice to have a few more from you, so go on,get your mobile phone out and get snapping,
it only takes a few minutes
NEW SEED FUND MANAGER:
We are pleased to announce that we have a new custodian for our Seed Fund. Janet Price has kindly volunteered
to take over in the role and looks forward to receiving your requests for seeds. Oh and don't forget she would be
grateful to receive your donations of seed to boost the seed fund too! In either case you can contact Janet by emailing but please title your email BSS Seed Fund to make it easier for Janet to spot.
I'm sure you'd like to join me in thanking Janet for offering to take on the job and I hope she finds it fun -
Good Luck Janet!!!
Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the BSS committee have made the following decisions for 2020 membership:
Those of you who have already renewed and paid for this year will receive FREE Membership for 2020 and automatically be paid up for 2021.
Anyone who has not already renewed please just write or email Pauline Benton (do not send any payment) just so we know that you wish to continue your membership. This will make your next renewal due on March 31st 2021.
Any new members who have joined this year will get 2 years for the price of one, i.e. 2020 for FREE and 2021 for your first subscription.
Many thanks - Ian (your Chairman)