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April meeting – Conophytums by Eddy Harris

    Our 17 April meeting will be a talk by the BCSS Secretary Eddy Harris on Conophytums, the  fascinating tiny South African plants. Please come along and join us – all visitors welcome.  

BCSS AGM Saturday 14 April

Andy Harris has asked me to remind you that on Saturday 14th April the BCSS National AGM will be held at Winstanley High School in Leicester (our side near the M1).  It is a new format and includes two guest speakers and lots of plant stalls.  The event is free to members and lunch is […]

March meeting – Stan Griffin of Craig House Cacti

Come and join us Tuesday 20 March for a talk by Stan Griffin of award winning Craig House Cacti intriguingly called “So you think you’ve got problems!”  All visitors welcome.

February meeting – Peter Berresford on David Parker founder of the Echinocereus Reference Collection

  The February 20 talk will be from Peter Berresford, Deputy Editor of Cactus World, who will be talking about the life of the late David Parker who was a Birmingham member responsible for the Echinocereus Reference Collection.  

Aloe marlothii in flower

Here’s the latest photo from Eddie Adams of the Aloe marlothii flowering at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Aloe marlothii

For those of you who came to this week’s meeting and saw the fascinating talk by Andy Harris with the photographs of Aloe marlothii in the wild, here is one from Eddie Adams of the plant about to flower at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

January 16 Meeting – Andy Harris South African Adventure – KwaZulu and Natal

Flora and fauna KwaZulu and Natal/photo Maureen Barlin (CC) Come and be transported to the warmth and beauty of South Africa for the first meeting of 2018 on 16 January and enjoy our own Andy Harris tell you about his South African Adventure in KwaZulu and Natal. During the usual tea-break we will have a mini […]

TUESDAY AGM AND SOCIAL CANCELLED

We have decided to cancel Tuesday night’s AGM and Social due to the adverse weather conditions.  We decided to make the decision today in case people didn’t pick up the message in time. We hope to have a quick recap of what would have been discussed at the AGM during the tea break at the […]

November meeting – Macaronesian Memories by Colin Walker

Aeonium arboreum/photo Ali Eminov (CC) Our meeting on 21 November will be titled ‘Macaronesian Memories’ by BCSS President Colin Walker. We are not sure of any more details at present but as Wikipedia says Macaronesia covers the Azores, Canary Islands and Cape Verde it is very likely to be about succulents including Aeoniums and Sedums. […]

Agave tequilana flowering update

Eddie Adams has sent the latest photos of the Agave tequilana flowering in its winter quarters at the Botanical Gardens.