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August Meeting – Talk by Roger Ferryman

Desert Storm/by Dave Hemsley/on flickr (CC) Legendary pioneer and cactus explorer Roger Ferryman will be the speaker at our next meeting on Tuesday 15 August. His talk will be about “Cactus of the Chihuahuan Desert”.  It will be at the usual meeting place of the Horticultural Training Centre at Winterbourne House 7 for 7.30 pm […]

July Meeting: Gerhard Marx’s Haworthias

This month, the Chairman of the Haworthia Society, Alan Rollason, will introduce us to the South African plantsman, artist and Haworthia expert Gerhard Marx. Alan will focus particularly on the Haworthia collection of Gerhard Marx – “with some of the most spectacular specimen plants ever”, he reckons. It is worth having a look at Gerhard […]

Coming up: February talk – this Tuesday

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.

Coming up: August meeting

We have a change to our schedule of talks for August and September – a straight swap. So in August, we welcome John Foster to our branch, with his talk on showing and judging cacti and other succulents – for instance at our Autumn Show. John has judged our show in the past, and his […]

Autumn Show – schedule

Birmingham Branch’s Autumn Show will be held in the Botanical Gardens on 2 October. It’s still a while, but we already have the schedule ready and available here.

Coming up: July meeting

This month we will be looking at the genus Coryphantha – Kathy and Keith Flanagan kindly agreed to travel up to Birmingham to introduce us to this interesting group of plants, this coming Tuesday, 19 July. Usual time and place – do come along!

January meeting – this Tuesday

Just a quick reminder of our upcoming meeting on Tuesday – we will be looking at slides of habitats in Baja California.

Coming up: September meeting

It is TODAY, Tuesday, 15 September, and we are looking forward to welcoming Geoff Bowman with a talk on “Agaves large and small”. Geoff is the National Collection holder of Agaves. If you have received the September journal you will have noticed that splendid Agave utahensis var. eborispina on the title… this month’s meeting offers […]

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 […]