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August 2012

The National Show 2012

The national show thread on the BCSS forum has lots of great photos and discussion. A few forum members have uploaded photo albums: Jim Mercer’s: Our own Stuart’s:

June 2012 Meeting – Ian Thwaites – What is interesting in my greenhouse today.

Here is yet another late meeting writeup: Ian Thwaites came and gave an interesting and eclectic talk on what was looking good in in his greenhouse that morning when he gathered up two trays of plants to show us mixed in with his growing techniques and philosophies.  He brought a wide mix of plants that […]

Kings Heath Gardeners’ Weekend – LATEST

Our branch has decided NOT to attend this year’s event after all… but there is our Autumn Show to look forward to (7 October at Birmingham Botanical Gardens). Please come and see us there!

Kings Heath Gardeners’ Weekend – UPDATE

There has been some confusion as to whether or not this event will go ahead. We understand that the show will take place, though not in Kings Heath Park as planned but on the Bordesley Green Allotments site near the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. There will be a BCSS stand – but please check back for […]

September meeting – UPDATE

We’ll still have a talk on ‘plants for a small greenhouse’ in September – but, instead of David Neville, the speaker will be our very own Stuart Estell.

August 2012 Meeting – South African Bulbs / Terry Smale

This was a well attended meeting where the Branch had the pleasure to welcome one of the UK experts on the subject matter: Terry Smale. Terry told us that his interest in SA bulbs dates back to the late 80s and early 90s, and that it stems from his interest in succulents from the winter […]