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Programme for 2015

The programme for 2015 is now online – or if you prefer a printable version you can find this here.

Coming up: September meeting

We are pleased to be able to welcome Peter Hallett to our Branch, who will tell us more about growing cacti in a rather unusual way: in hydroculture. This is on Tuesday 16 September, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, at Winterbourne as usual.

Autumn Show 2014: Schedule now available

Just received the schedule for the Autumn Show this year, on Sunday, 5 October, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We hold this show in conjunction with the Haworthia Society. Please consider entering a plant at the show – you won’t have to pay an entrance fee to the gardens if you do!

Coming up: August meeting

We are pleased to be able to welcome John Watmough from Oxford this month with a talk on Stapeliads – a fascinating group of plants which includes some old favourites and a great many species which are rather tricky to grow. They may be a little out of fashion these days and a little hard […]

Success at the NEC once again…

Bronze for the Birmingham BCSS for our display at Gardeners’ World Live this year – in the category for specialist societies! Our show manager is ever so pleased…

Coming up: July meeting

We are very pleased to have a very accomplished speaker with us this month: Alice Vanden Bon, with an account of her travels from Cape Town to the Orange River. Conophytum will feature particularly in her talk, but other genera of South African succulents will also be covered. This should be an exciting talk – […]

Coming up: Plant sale

Tomorrow will be the last day at the NEC – if you are planning to go to Gardeners World Live do come and find us! Meanwhile this coming Tuesday (17 June) we hold another plant sale and auction from 7.30pm at Winterbourne. Nothing else is planned for this June meeting, but it is a good […]

Invite: Open Greenhouse, 22 June

Two of our members decided to hold an open day for anyone who is interested to see their collections: on Sunday, 22 June. You can visit Arthur Tomkins and Gill Mills from 10 o’clock onwards on that day, no appointment necessary. Their addresses are: Arthur Tomkins: 5 Trippleton Avenue, Bartley Green, B’ham, B32 4DG Gill […]

BCSS Birmingham Annual Show 2014

Here are a few pics that Mark O’Connor took at our show. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day, brought along plants to exhibit – and to anyone who had a look at the many great plants on display!

Auction of Derek’s collection

Despite the weather Derek Castle’s auction of his collection went well at Winterbourne House & Garden on 11 May. There was a good turnout with 21 individual bidders for the auction plants plus a busy trade on the ready-priced tables. Stuart Estell was an excellent auctioneer ably assisted by the strong arms of our current […]