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February 2015

Coming up: February meeting

We are looking forward to a talk by Trevor Wray this coming Tuesday, 17 February. Trev will be introducing us to some of the (mainly US) cactus habitats that he visited on several occasions, and the changes to the cactus populations that he noticed. As usual we meet from 7 at Winterbourne. Not to be […]

Starting out? Try this one…

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 […]

Winterbourne Arid House

It may be winter, but there is a lot to see in the Arid House at Winterbourne at the moment. In recent weeks quite a few plants were added to the display and some of the old Ferocactus straightened up. Aloe arborescens is in full flower now, and another large Aloe is due to come […]