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Stephen Boisvert

BCSS Birmingham Branch and Haworthia Society Fall Show Schedule

Download Photo slideshow from the 2012 Spring Show: Click on the slideshow to make it full screen and enable the titles under options to see the details for the classes.

Getting hooked on cactus growing in Sheffield – News – Sheffield Telegraph

    “My auntie would always say. ‘Don’t touch’, so of course I touched them and learned they were painful. Those plants gave me a challenge and they hooked me, literally and metaphorically.” The annual show of the Sheffield Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society was held last weekend at the Botanical Gardens. […]

[Sheffield Branch] Scorching succulent show is a success – Community – The Star

    Scorching succulent show is a success – Community – The Star. Crowds enjoying the recent hot weather in the Botanical Gardens took a break from the sun for an indoor exhibition of cacti plants. Among the hundreds on show were short ones, tall ones and flowering varieties. The event was organised by the […]

May Meeting – Mini Judges’ Course

Our May meeting featured Cathy & Bill Darbon coming and giving us a mini judges’ course. Branch Announcements: The René Geissler visit was reportedly a success with good plants at good prices and more importantly CAKE! The deadline for show entry form submission is fast approaching (Thursday 24th May). Remember 1 plant entered gets you […]

May Show Schedule has been updated

There have been some minor changes to the May Show Schedule.  Please download the latest version: May 2012 show schedule v2      

CactusWorld – Online • Pictures from the North West Cactus Mart

CactusWorld – Online • View topic – Pictures from the North West Cactus Mart. The North West Cactus mart was yesterday and there are some photos up on the forum for those of us who couldn’t make it. You may need to register on the forum to see them (it is free and you really […]

Now THAT’S a spike in sales: Business is booming for Britain’s biggest cactus grower as hosepipe ban takes its toll on ordinary garden plants

Britain’s largest cactus grower has seen a spike in sales as the hot weather and hosepipe bans threaten to wipe out ordinary garden plants. ‘People are buying more indoor plants for their homes and conservatories because they’re struggling to keep plants alive in their gardens,’ said 60-year-old Linda Goodey, who runs Cactusland with her husband […]

April Meeting – Plant Auction.

Meeting preamble: Next month is Cathy and Bill Darbon giving us a mini judges’ course*. For this they need us to bring in lots plants of the following classes: 1) Mammilaria 1 plant 7 inch pot maximum 2) Astrophytum 2 plants 5 inch pot maximum 3) Strombo or Pediocactus 2 plants 3.5 inch pot maximum […]

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Alcatrez. Not so bad actually!

  Bamboo, Succulents and More: The gardens of Alcatraz, part 2.