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From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU>
Subject: Re: The Seedex and Autumn colour
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>While I'm on the subject of hitting the delete button, you people are
>amazing. It takes literally hundreds of hours by volunteers to do the
>AEG Seedex and all I hear is complaints when a mistake is made.
>Keep it up and there'll be no more seedexes.
>Besides, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize you should respon=d
>to a request about Seedex preferences to the Seedex people not to
>Arisaema-L. The address is in the original request


Keith Specifically requested we send to the list, so we did it that way.
He even explained later why (with limited Hotmail account size).  I agree
that the complaint was a bit strong, but calling us all stupid for
following his instructions is a bit rich.  Personally, I sent him a priva=te
email to ask whether that WAS what he wanted, then responded to the list =as
requested.  I had assumed that he wanted them to the list so that Craig
could remotely access them or something like that.  He had a good reason
for making those instructions and he did not make a mistake from that poi=nt
of view.

Everyone working on this is volunteers and we all benefit from their work.
Blasting them for getting something wrong isn't good for anyone, and
blasting the rest of the members for following explicit instructions is
just as bad.  Lets all just calm down and accept that it didn't work out
quite right and we'll do it a different way next time.  I thought it was
actually interesting to see all those people on the list who never respon=d
to anything else.  All those new names I've never seen before <grin>.

Take a deep breath everyone and count to 10.  Keith, thank you for your
work and organising this all for Craig who doesn't have regular email
access.  Without you there wouldn't BE a seedex.  I for one am glad there
is because I can access stuff that isn't available elsewhere.  My
collection would be much less rich without it.  Lets thank everyone
involved and say "well done" to those who followed the instructions given.
This sort of bickering gets us nowhere.

On other matters.....  I have seen this year for the first time the
wonderful autumn colours of Arisaema candidissimum.  I had no idea that
they ended up so colourful (I did not notice it in past years.......
probably more noticeable this year due to a patch of 8 or more of them). =I
have these lovely large leaves in colours raning from pale to dark gold,
some with a green midrib and even some that are definitely into the apric=ot
shades rahter than yellows.  Just lovely, and I had no idea that they did

Winter is just around the corner here in Canberra, Australia..... Crocus
species flowering madly, the first of the Galanthus are flowering... Life
is good <grin>.  Hope you're all enjoying the emergence of spring up ther=e
in the top of the world.   Flowering time for most of the Aroids soon so
will be a wonderful time.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
mailto:ptyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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