This month we are very lucky to have Andy Young introducing us to Steven Hammer’s collection, also known as the Sphaeroid Institute. Both Andy and Steven Hammer are Mesemb specialists, and both have published widely on these plants. Both even have plants from the Aizoaceae family named after them: if you know Hammeria gracilis – […]
We are delighted to have Roy Earle introducing us to the growing of Lithops. If you fancy learning how to raise Lithops from seed and to keep maturing plants in good condition, this is the talk for your. Usual time and place – this coming Tuesday.
Just a quick reminder that the frst of this year’s talks will be this coming Tuesday, 7.30pm at our regular meeting venue at Winterbourne. Do come along if you can!
The new branch programme for 2017 is now online – we hope to see you to some of our meetings this year!
We shall start off the new year with a talk from the slide library – a set compiled by Sonia Barker-Fricker on plants of the genus Dudleya. These are new world succulents, and many species have leaves covered in a white powdery substance. Only a few are grown more widely – but this talk will […]
The branch have a new secretary: Glynis Bate. If you have any queries regarding our branch please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme for 2017 is complete and will be online within the next week or so. We shall start off with the talk on Dudleya (see previous posting). Then in February Roy Earle will tell us more about raising and keeping Lithops – something we touched on a little at his last talk, but given […]
This coming Tuesday, 13 December, we will hold our AGM. We will discuss reports from branch officers, and it is an opportunity for everyone in the branch to share thoughts on activities for next year. The branch programme for 2017 is complete, with talks on some favourite cacti (Mammillaria), very special habitats, some magnificent plant […]
This Agave salmiana, housed at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, decided to flower – always a spectacular sight, even if the flower stem still has some way to travel. Here is a recent photo taken by our branch member Eddie Adams – and how this ends can be seen in a forum posting by Geoff Bowman, […]
Unfortunately Andrew Young is unable to travel to Birmingham this month, so we re-arranged his talk on Steven Hammer’s collection for March next year. Instead, we have moved the talk originally scheduled for March 2017 forward: Derek Castle will tell us about a visit he made to South Africa, this coming Tuesday, 15 November, 7pm, […]