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April 2015

Cactus hunting in Canada

Andrew Gdaniec gave a talk on this topic a couple of years ago. If you missed it have a look at the RHS publication The Plantsman (September 2014 issue) where he has published an article on the hardy cacti of that country. A more technical account of Andrew’s Canada expedition is available from the Merlin […]

Auction on 17 May – update

Gill has added some new photos of the auction plants – now at Winterbourne and flowering. Two lots got damaged on the way and won’t be auctioned: no. 161 (Lophophora williamsii) and no. 191 (Uebelmannia pectinifera).

Coming up: April meeting

We are looking forward to welcoming Paul Klaassen to our branch, with a talk on two visits to cactus habitats in Mexico. On his first trip Paul specifically looked for Thelocactus; the second trip was a repeat of his first journey, this time with a focus on Ariocarpus. This is on Tuesday, 21 April. Usual […]

Annual Show – 31 May

The schedule for our Annual Show at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is fresh off the press – please submit your entries for the show by 28 May. Three nurseries will be at the show to sell plants: Stuart and Jane Riley (Plantlife); Tony Irons (Tony Irons Seedling Cacti) and Richard and Sheena Drane (Richard and […]