Greenhouse for sale

A member of the Winterbourne staff is selling a greenhouse – see below.

2009 Eden Highline greenhouse  8ft x 10ft.
Horticultural glass, aluminium frame.
Was £600 when purchased.
Offers around £300.
Buyer to collect & dismantle.
For details contact    Jude on 07810 672774

Please contact the seller directly if you are interested!

Coming up: April meeting

We are looking forward to welcoming back Ian Thwaites, with another edition of “Today I am interested in…” – he will talk about a selection of plants from his collection that happen to look good at the moment. This is on Tuesday 15 April, 7.30pm at Winterbourne.

Annual Show – 25 May

Cactus Flower

There is quite a bit to catch up with this coming week – the details for the auction will go up in due course, there are a few notes from the March meeting to add for those of you who missed Trev’s excellent talk, and there is the April meeting to look forward to.

Later on in May (25th – a Sunday) we will host the Annual Show once more at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Please find attached the show schedule for this show – hopefully this should give everyone sufficient time to prepare their plants for showing! The usual rules apply – enter one plant to the show and you will have free entry to the gardens on the day.

Auction – 11 May

There have been some additions to the auction list, so I’ve removed it from the original posting. The new list can be found by clicking here. Below are a few pictures taken this weekend in Derek’s greenhouse.

Coming up: March meeting

Andean Mountains near Mendoza (Argentina)

Andean Mountains near Mendoza (Argentina) / by gune01 on Flickr

For our March meeting we welcome back Trevor Wray. This time it’s all about Andean Antics, he says – having crossed the Andes twice and visited Gymnos, Copiapoas, Opuntiads etc. in their habitats.

No doubt this will be a fantastic talk – on 18 March at Winterbourne, 7pm for a 7.30pm start. All welcome!

Coming up: February meeting

Derek Castle will be stepping in for Stuart with his talk entitled “A life in cacti”, which should be good fun – and it might feature the odd opuntia too… This is on 18 February, usual time and place.

February meeting

Unfortunately Stuart had to cancel his talk on Tuesday. We are currently looking for an alternative talk to offer that night, so please bear with us!

Auction list

Please find here the list of auction plants for 11 May. Further information and photos will follow in due course!

Auction of Derek Castle’s collection

Some of you may well know that Derek, after quite some soul-searching,  has decided to put his collection up for auction. Meanwhile a venue and a date had to be found – it will be on Sunday 11 May, at Winterbourne (viewing and sales from 10 am, auction will commence on 11 am). I will add in due course a detailed list with auction and sales plants, and more pictures will follow too.

The auctioneer has been found as well: it will be Stuart Estell.

Derek Castle in his greenhouse / by srboisvert on Flickr

Derek Castle in his greenhouse / by srboisvert on Flickr

Coming up: January meeting

Hope you all had a good break over the Christmas period! We shall start off the new year with an informal plant clinic: bring along any plant of yours that you think doesn’t look right, or take a photo of it, so that we can share advice. Depending on how many plants we have to discuss, Derek decided to show us some slides as a bonus, and there will be an opportunity to have a look around the Winterbourne reserve collection of cacti and succulents if you are interested.

Do come along if you are free – on Tuesday, 21 January, from 7 pm at Winterbourne. See here if you need directions.