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by ragamala
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

And how do we respond to this in Horticulture Week yesterday?

"Cacti supply issues ease
Garden centres say cacti and succulent supply issues have improved post-Brexit."

https://www.hortweek.com/cacti-supply-i ... le/1709951?
by ragamala
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

I am not arguing about anything in detail This is partly my concern. If all put forward is just complaint or disatisfaction, and no positive constructive detailed proposals are made, nothing will change. The quote in the Times is "A lot of garden centres are not stocking cacti at the moment because...
by ragamala
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

As an aside, the BCSS made it into the Guardian's Polly Toynbee comment this morning (linking to the weekend's Times article) - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/16/brexit-deal-bad-evidence-trade Maybe we should, though, stop complaining about the Brexit border effect and start thin...
by ragamala
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

I really believe something can be done, and if no one does nothing, nothing will happen. I'm not sure what you are arguing in detail, Mat. Seeds for propagation ARE regulated. It is simple as that. If you want the UK to ignore international standards that's one approach. Encouraging the UK to chang...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

But why would the imports be blocked if the PCs & etc. are no longer needed? If they are able to fulfill all the paperwork now, it can only be easier if we try to do something about it. The USA was able to help the hobbyists by introducing low volume allowances mentioned earlier, why the other "acr...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

On the PC side, sellers always remind to check the import rules of the buyer's country to see whether a PC is needed, no one really cares what one is sending out. Thanks Mat that's right and practical, except no small supplier in the EU wants to get involved in disputes if arrivals in the UK are bl...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

My understanding is that a phytosanitary certificate is provided by the exporting country or bloc of countries or a designated organisation within that country or bloc of countries but is not required by them for export from that country or bloc of countries. The phytosanitary certificate is requir...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

Raising hopes through lobbying or petititions to a UK government which no longer has control of the issues is not helpful. The time for that is long gone. The UK Government has control of duties, certificates and restrictions concerning imports into the UK. I don't think that the EU are going to ob...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

That said, I reckon it's a convenient way of bringing the Society some useful column-inches, not least because it plays well in newspaper articles and these articles probably get 'shared' quite a bit. A good point, Phil, as long as we understand it is publicity-oriented and members are not encourag...
by ragamala
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Looking after members interests.
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Looking after members interests.

I didn’t come up with the idea of a petition, just wondered what was going to be asked of the government. Point taken. My opinion of petition potential is low. I have seen many petitions with very large numbers of signatures die a death. It is slightly misleading to say petitions with over 100,000 ...