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Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination

Lithops timelapse after watering

1 day per frame, 5 frames per second, 53 days total.

Succulent plants waited for cool, dry Earth to make their mark

The Brown team and colleagues from Oberlin College and the University of Zurich, Switzerland, were interested primarily in dating the origins of the cacti (scientific name Cactaceae). The team sequenced the chloroplast genomes (the organelles inside plant leaves that engineer photosynthesis) for a dozen cacti and their relatives and combined their new genomic data with […]

Costas got me!

My newbie airio’s. via ebay. Still some left. Now I just need to wait about 20 years…

August meeting: Opening Notes

Kings Heath Gardener’s weekend is cancelled and has been replaced by a new show in the City Centre in conjunction with Artsfest. There will be three marquees in the City Centre Gardens (behind the library) and we will have a display in the Artsfest marquee. Volunteers to help out are needed. This coming Sunday (21st) […]

Winterbourne House on the Birmingham Conservation Trust website

The Birmingham Conservation Trust has a write up about Winterbourne House , the other half of our branch’s home base, on their site with a 100 year old article from Country life.

Autumn Show with the Haworthia Society

Our autumn show with the Haworthia Society will be held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on October the 3rd from 11am to 4pm. As ever we’ll have a massive display of plants, and welcome entries from all society members. And, as a further incentive, if you enter just one plant into the show, you get free […]

Display and sales at Birmingham Gardeners’ Weekend

Our annual appearance at the King’s Heath Park went as well as ever, although it was slightly sad to see that for the second year running there were far fewer traders at the event. The sales table is always a good way of making room in the greenhouse and finding new homes for rooted cuttings […]