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July 2011

Winterbourne in Bloom

Some of the Collection in action:

July Meeting – Plant of the Month

I’m a bit short on details for this one. If someone else could flesh things out a bit in the comments? From Stuart:  “It’s Ann with her fantastically large Kedrostis africana. It used to be kept in a hanging basket until Claire persuaded her that it could cause serious damage to the head of whoever […]

July Meeting – Show Bench

Winterbourne House on the Birmingham Conservation Trust website

The Birmingham Conservation Trust has a write up about Winterbourne House , the other half of our branch’s home base, on their site with a 100 year old article from Country life.

Birmingham Branch July Meeting: Dr. Tony Roberts – Gasterias In The Flesh

At this month’s meeting we had Dr. Tony Roberts give his excellent Gasterias in the Flesh talk/show. I took some notes so I’ll summarize his talk for those who couldn’t attend (any errors or inaccuracies most likely originate from me). Gasteria is from the Greek for stomach and refers to the resemblance of the flower […]

Open Day Pictures

These are pictures I took of the Birmingham and District Branch Open Day on Saturday July 16th 2011 Sunday July 17th 2011.

The open day – a personal view

I learnt last year that “having an open day” really means “weeks of tidying up” which makes it worthwhile in itself, aside from the obvious pleasure to be had from inviting people round to see your plants. This year my partner Michelle and I – with some additional parental help – got the bit properly […]