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January 2013


As mentioned by Derek at the last meeting, there are a few videos available on this site. You can watch: an interview with former branch chairman Vic Knight on Conophytum and Lithops Derek and Arthur potting up a large Euphorbia at Winterbourne a brief introduction to plants of the genus Cleistocactus and a tour of […]

January 2013 Meeting – Plant Clinic

Just a handful of plants were brought along, but it was a lively evening nonetheless, with people exchanging ideas on how to combat red spider mites or what may cause a fungal infection on almost felty succulent leaves (aphid droppings perhaps?). We then discussed different methods of seed raising – when it comes to cacti, […]

Coming up: January Plant Clinic

Happy new year everyone! We have our first meeting for 2013 this coming Tuesday evening (15 January, 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start at Winterbourne as usual). Please bring along any plant you seek advice on. We will try our best to offer help. You can have a look at Stephen’s account of last year’s […]

Things to look forward to

The Branch is planning two plant shows in 2013, with the Annual Show on 26 May and the Autumn Show on 6 October. Both shows will be held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. We will also be back at the NEC for BBC Gardeners World Live (12 – 16 June). Talks this year will include […]