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BCSS Birmingham at the NEC

The branch will be exhibiting at Gardeners’ World Live again this year. Come and find us and see our plants – we will be happy to answer your cactus questions! We’ll be in the Seeds of Knowledge section in the Gardeners’ Know-How Zone.

Coming up: February meeting

We are looking forward to a talk by Trevor Wray this coming Tuesday, 17 February. Trev will be introducing us to some of the (mainly US) cactus habitats that he visited on several occasions, and the changes to the cactus populations that he noticed. As usual we meet from 7 at Winterbourne. Not to be […]

Just a pretty picture…

Outlook for 2015

A repeat of the warm summer of 2014 would be nice… meanwhile, all we can promise is a new set of talks to suit your interests (hopefully!). We will start off the new year with a visit to Heidelberg, Germany: a talk from the BCSS slide library which features Werner Rauh’s collection of botanical treasures […]

Coming up: November meeting

Thank you to everyone attending the autumn show either as exhibitor or as a guest – we had well over 400 entries and many excellent plants on display. Later on in October we had David Porter with us with a talk on Euphorbias from South Africa, and we are now looking forward to Chris Davies […]

Good summer? Looks like it!

Greenhouse for sale

A member of the Winterbourne staff is selling a greenhouse – see below. FOR SALE. 2009 Eden Highline greenhouse  8ft x 10ft. Horticultural glass, aluminium frame. Was £600 when purchased. Offers around £300. Buyer to collect & dismantle. For details contact    Jude on 07810 672774 Please contact the seller directly if you are interested!

Happy holidays!

November 2012 meeting coming up

Just a quick reminder – Trevor Wray will be talking about Pediocactus in habitat this coming Tuesday. We meet as usual at Winterbourne, from 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start. All welcome.

Arthur’s Aloe Erinacea in flower

Some pictures of Arthur’s Aloe Erinacea flowering. According to the Cactuspedia this difficult to grow aloe doesn’t flower until it is around 25 years old!