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BCSS seed distribution

Post by habanerocat » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:16 pm

What's the delivery time on the seed distribution?

I ordered some time before Christmas. Not complaining, just wondering.
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by ragamala » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:36 pm

habanerocat wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:16 pm
What's the delivery time on the seed distribution?

I ordered some time before Christmas. Not complaining, just wondering.
I would contact the seed distributor and ask about your order, it shouldn't have taken this long.

The only time I did not have a VERY prompt return of seed was a couple of years ago when my address was miscopied and it took a week or two for my local post office to find me.

BTW
I have often wondered why if we continue to have to order by post we aren't asked to include a self-addressed adhesive label with our order, which may save distributor time and avoid this problem, unusual as it might be.
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by Pattock » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:59 pm

el48tel wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:45 pm
Sorry guys. I mistook the Society for one which openly welcomed all, and as a registered charity had the responsibility for education which would be a prerequisite of charity status. I thought it was an enabler or facilitator, that like minded persons could meet and exchange ideas and plants. An individual with an interest in growing a single genus and exhibiting in antique ceramic bowls would be as welcome as a grower of Lithops hybrids on the conservatory window ledge. It would look to ensuring it welcomed the next generation of enthusiasts just as it looked to safely embracing their technology, whilst not dismissing the needs of its older skilled members. I may have joined the wrong society.


The Society is the sum of its members. If you want to help improve the society then offer your services at branch or national level. Realistically, how much time can you spare? What are your skills? What do you think is needed? Who exactly do you think should be doing this for you? How many other societies have survived and thrived for so long simply propelled by the members' obsessive interest in a hobby?

In my experience the Society is full of lovely, welcoming members and officials who would be as delighted to talk to a 16-year old with a windowful of B&Q C&S (assorted) as they would an old academic specialising in one genus. True, many would now need to sit down while doing so.

There is a lot of education available. There is a library. There is to be a youtube channel. There are talks. There are galleries. There is a very educational forum where like-minded people can socialise. There are back issues of the journals online going back to it being two societies.

The stuff that gets done is done by people who want to do it and have the time to do it. Younger people don't tend to have so much time to devote to hobbies, they are trying to survive at the moment.

As I and others have pointed out above, the seedlist is an aircraft carrier that has been steaming away merrily and successfully for decades. If you want to transfer the huge crew onto a spaceship you are going to need a lot of retraining, some natural wastage, some new recruits and a very good understanding of process management. The first few flights may be a little bumpy and these are flights that only happen once a year and that people are very invested in.

Look how much effort MatDz has put into an order for just 2390 seeds for 13 people. We don't know if we will be able to import seeds from many of the usual sources. Imagine getting all those seeds together without knowing what people will want or how many will sell or how many months they will be in the post before the VAT man gets round to demanding their cut.
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by el48tel » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:17 pm

Pattock wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:59 pm
el48tel wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:45 pm
Sorry guys. I mistook the Society for one which openly welcomed all, and as a registered charity had the responsibility for education which would be a prerequisite of charity status. I thought it was an enabler or facilitator, that like minded persons could meet and exchange ideas and plants. An individual with an interest in growing a single genus and exhibiting in antique ceramic bowls would be as welcome as a grower of Lithops hybrids on the conservatory window ledge. It would look to ensuring it welcomed the next generation of enthusiasts just as it looked to safely embracing their technology, whilst not dismissing the needs of its older skilled members. I may have joined the wrong society.


The Society is the sum of its members. If you want to help improve the society then offer your services at branch or national level. Realistically, how much time can you spare? What are your skills? What do you think is needed? Who exactly do you think should be doing this for you? How many other societies have survived and thrived for so long simply propelled by the members' obsessive interest in a hobby?

In my experience the Society is full of lovely, welcoming members and officials who would be as delighted to talk to a 16-year old with a windowful of B&Q C&S (assorted) as they would an old academic specialising in one genus. True, many would now need to sit down while doing so.

There is a lot of education available. There is a library. There is to be a youtube channel. There are talks. There are galleries. There is a very educational forum where like-minded people can socialise. There are back issues of the journals online going back to it being two societies.

The stuff that gets done is done by people who want to do it and have the time to do it. Younger people don't tend to have so much time to devote to hobbies, they are trying to survive at the moment.

As I and others have pointed out above, the seedlist is an aircraft carrier that has been steaming away merrily and successfully for decades. If you want to transfer the huge crew onto a spaceship you are going to need a lot of retraining, some natural wastage, some new recruits and a very good understanding of process management. The first few flights may be a little bumpy and these are flights that only happen once a year and that people are very invested in.

Look how much effort MatDz has put into an order for just 2390 seeds for 13 people. We don't know if we will be able to import seeds from many of the usual sources. Imagine getting all those seeds together without knowing what people will want or how many will sell or how many months they will be in the post before the VAT man gets round to demanding their cut.
Yup ..... no argument .... but every year we get the same questions at the same time.
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by ragamala » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:24 pm

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun
There were children crying and colors flying
All around the chosen ones
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun
Flyin' mother nature's silver seed
To a new home in the sun
Flyin' mother nature's silver seed
To a new home
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Re: Conophytum 'Foggy Dew'

Post by Darren S » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:54 pm

HaoBao wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:47 pm
Should there be a separate thread made for discussing ways to increase the membership? This one used to be about Conophytum Foggy Dew, sorry Darren.

It's ok. I stopped reading the posts when the whining started.
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by Stuart » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:01 pm

Aloe Arborescens 'Goldrush',
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by ragamala » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:10 pm

Stuart wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:01 pm
Aloe Arborescens 'Goldrush',
Or I was thinking maybe Glottiphyllum neilii?
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Re: Conophytum 'Foggy Dew'

Post by el48tel » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:12 pm

Darren S wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:54 pm
HaoBao wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:47 pm
Should there be a separate thread made for discussing ways to increase the membership? This one used to be about Conophytum Foggy Dew, sorry Darren.

It's ok. I stopped reading the posts when the whining started.
Darren
Mark it in your diary for January 2022 ... don't ask questions on the forum about seeds... especially BCSS ...
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Re: BCSS seed distribution

Post by ragamala » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:16 pm

Stuart wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:01 pm
Aloe Arborescens 'Goldrush',
Or maybe Lachenalia youngii if you are a bit of a heretic?
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