This Agave salmiana, housed at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, decided to flower – always a spectacular sight, even if the flower stem still has some way to travel. Here is a recent photo taken by our branch member Eddie Adams – and how this ends can be seen in a forum posting by Geoff Bowman, […]
In an intriguing podcast, Alys Fowler explores the allure of succulent plants to flower arrangers, whilst Jane Perrone visits the tropical nursery at Kew Gardens to marvel at the wide variety of succulents that are being propagated at Kew. Succulents are fashionable plants these days, many of them easy to keep on a bright windowsill. […]
Check @toasttravels blog on how to make a Herb and Succulent Wreath by us! (Link in our profile). #toasttravels #graceandthorn Ein von Nik Southern (@graceandthorn) gepostetes Foto am 15. Nov 2015 um 0:42 Uhr PS: This is the direct link to the tutorial on how to create a Christmas wreath using succulent plants: http://travels.toa.st/2015/11/13/herb-succulent-wreath-tutorial-grace-thorn/
Here is another interesting article from The Plantsman – on Agave suitable for cold glass or outdoor cultivation in the UK. We will have a talk on these plants later this year, in September.
Every year the German cactus society names a ‘cactus of the year‘ – and for 2015 they chose a perfect one for growing on a windowsill at home: Mammillaria zeilmanniana. In fact, you may have been given one – it is known as Mothers’ Day Cactus for it flowers profusely around the German Mother’s Day […]
For those of you with some knowledge of German: cultivation advice from the famous cactus nursery Haage in Erfurt, Germany.
BBC local news from today. Here you can read the entire news story.
“My auntie would always say. ‘Don’t touch’, so of course I touched them and learned they were painful. Those plants gave me a challenge and they hooked me, literally and metaphorically.” The annual show of the Sheffield Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society was held last weekend at the Botanical Gardens. […]