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Date for your Diary
Remember that the AGM will be online this year so get ready to Zoom on Wednesday 26thMay at 8pm. The formal notice appears on page 4 of your Newsletter. You will see that there are vacancies for the position of Chairman, Hon Sec and Treasurer – no-one is waiting in the wings or already been nominated so volunteers for these positions, and also to join our committees, are urgently needed. With the majority of committee meetings likely to move online, the need for travel is hugely reduced. Please either email (see above) or telephone Billy McCone, the out-going Chair, or Mary Forrest, the Vice Chair, if you think you can help. Billy can be contacted on 0044 7411 244 568 and Mary in the evenings on 00353 1298 5099.
Narcissus ‘Foundling’ – an Irish daffodil
Narcissus ‘Foundling’ is a delightful, small pink-cupped daffodil which holds an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) but has disappeared from the lists of commercial suppliers in Britain and Ireland. The Society was concerned that it might join the list of ‘lost’ plants so last autumn with the help of Brian Duncan, our Honorary Member and notable daffodil breeder in Co Tyrone, we obtained some bulbs from Holland. On reading this in the Newsletter, Lesley Fennell got in touch with the good news that it was going strong in her garden at Burtown House. Are any other members growing it? If so please send an email and let us know.