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May 2014

Auction of Derek’s collection

Despite the weather Derek Castle’s auction of his collection went well at Winterbourne House & Garden on 11 May. There was a good turnout with 21 individual bidders for the auction plants plus a busy trade on the ready-priced tables. Stuart Estell was an excellent auctioneer ably assisted by the strong arms of our current […]

Coming up: May meeting

For our May meeting we will have Ralph Martin with us to shed some light on the old-fashioned Rebutia, from a more taxonomic point of view. Time and location as per usual – see our meetings page for directions if required. All wellcome.

March meeting: Andean Antics / Trevor Wray

It’s always nice to welcome Trevor Wray – and this time round he gave us a flavour of Argentina and Chile and its flora. In crossing the Andes twice last year he visited a range of different habitats – and recorded 138 cactus species. He found Gymnocalycium (erinaceum, mostii, capillaense) growing with garden favourites such […]