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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.        

Pachycereus pringlei update

In case you were wondering what will happen to the Pachycereus pringlei which was also on the terrace at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, here are some before and after photos of it showing it wrapped up in bubblewrap and cardboard before being transported to the nursery on a trailer where it was potted up ready […]

Agave tequilana now under cover

The Agave tequilana which was outside at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens has now been moved indoors into the subtropical house. The move took all day and involved six gardeners.

October Meeting – Threatened Cacti of Mexico

  Don’t forget our next meeting on 17 October in the usual room at Winterbourne when we will be welcoming our good friend and award winning photographer Ian Thwaites with a talk on Threatened Cacti of Mexico. All visitors welcome.

Update on Agave tequilana at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

It’s that time of year when we’re all thinking of bringing our plants inside for the winter so spare a thought for the gardeners at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Eddie Adams has sent the latest pictures of the Agave tequilana which has started to flower. The plant is 5.95m tall and in the event of […]

Autumn Show this Sunday

  Rebutia heliosa/Gill Mills Just to remind everyone it is our Birmingham Branch Autumn Show on Sunday 1st October at the Botanical Gardens. If you can come along and perhaps enter some plants in the Show (entries by Thursday please) you will also find lots of plants to buy and experts to give you advice […]