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April meeting: Nomads and Namibia

We are looking forward to Dorothy Minors’ talk with this title on Tuesday, 18 April, usual time and place. Do come along if you can!

Coming up: March meeting

This month we are very lucky to have Andy Young introducing us to Steven Hammer’s collection, also known as the Sphaeroid Institute. Both Andy and Steven Hammer are Mesemb specialists, and both have published widely on these plants. Both even have plants from the Aizoaceae family named after them: if you know Hammeria gracilis – […]

January talk – this coming Tuesday

Just a quick reminder that the frst of this year’s talks will be this coming Tuesday, 7.30pm at our regular meeting venue at Winterbourne. Do come along if you can!

New programme – now online

The new branch programme for 2017 is now online – we hope to see you to some of our meetings this year!

Coming up: January meeting

We shall start off the new year with a talk from the slide library – a set compiled by Sonia Barker-Fricker on plants of the genus Dudleya. These are new world succulents, and many species have leaves covered in a white powdery substance. Only a few are grown more widely – but this talk will […]

New Branch Secretary

The branch have a new secretary: Glynis Bate. If you have any queries regarding our branch please contact her at glynisbate@yahoo.co.uk

Programme for 2017

The programme for 2017 is complete and will be online within the next week or so. We shall start off with the talk on Dudleya (see previous posting). Then in February Roy Earle will tell us more about raising and keeping Lithops – something we touched on a little at his last talk, but given […]

Coming up: AGM

This coming Tuesday, 13 December, we will hold our AGM. We will discuss reports from branch officers, and it is an opportunity for everyone in the branch to share thoughts on activities for next year. The branch programme for 2017 is complete, with talks on some favourite cacti (Mammillaria), very special habitats, some magnificent plant […]

Change of programme: November meeting

Unfortunately Andrew Young is unable to travel to Birmingham this month, so we re-arranged his talk on Steven Hammer’s collection for March next year. Instead, we have moved the talk originally scheduled for March 2017 forward: Derek Castle will tell us about a visit he made to South Africa, this coming Tuesday, 15 November, 7pm, […]

Coming up: October meeting

We are very pleased to be able to welcome nurseryman Tony Irons to our next branch meeting. He will share his expertise on raising cacti and succulents from seed. This is on Tuesday, 18 October, usual time and place – all welcome!