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February 2013

In Planning: Trip to Rene Geissler

We’re planning another branch trip to Rene Geissler, a most friendly and hospitable nurseryman – always a good destination for those interested in buying more unusual plants. We’ll be going by car, lifts can be arranged. If you would like to come along, please contact our Chairman Mark O’Connor. The trip is scheduled for Sunday, 5 […]

February 2013 Meeting: Continental Collections / Derek Castle

Our most recent talk introduced us to some cactus nurseries and private collections on the continent, mainly in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Derek made several trips to the continent in the 1980s, together with other members of the branch at the time (Graham Charles, Philip Blackman). Those must have been the golden days of […]

Programme for 2013 now complete

This year’s programme is now complete – September’s meeting will be with Alasdair Glen, who will be giving a talk on Neoporteria/Eriosyce.

Coming up: February meeting

Next week, Derek will be introducing us to “Continental Collections” – based on visits to continental nurseries in the 70s and 80s in particular. We meet on 19 February, 7.30pm at Winterbourne as usual. All welcome! There have been a few amendments to this year’s programme – do have a look at what is on […]