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November 2013

Cactus of the Year 2014: the Christmas Cactus

Each autumn, the German equivalent to the BCSS announces a ‘Cactus of the Year’. For 2014 they picked the Christmas Cactus Schlumbergera. Look on their website for an article on Christmas Cacti; there is an English translation available for download too. Don’t forget our talk on this subject this coming Tuesday, 19 November, with Mark Preston. […]

Bob Stanley’s Mammillarias

It is a little over a year now that Bob Stanley passed away – a Mammillaria specialist who lived in the Birmingham area. Although Bob was not an active member of our branch his father Albert spent many years with us as a very valuable and popular member, also specialising in Mammillarias. Bob Stanley was […]

Whilst on the subject of Schlumbergera…

For those of you with some knowledge of German: cultivation advice from the famous cactus nursery Haage in Erfurt, Germany.

Coming up: November meeting

Our November meeting will be on Schlumbergera, or Christmas Cacti as they are also known. Mark Preston will be sharing his advice on growing these plants successfully – on Tuesday, 19 November, 7.30 pm at Winterbourne. All welcome!