Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by Christian » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:23 am

Thanks for your nice comment everyone :grin: Should you wish to visit and meet the cactus volunteers, they tend to be around on Tuesdays and on Fridays - just ask for them at the entrance of Winterbourne House.
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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by nobbypete » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:54 pm

I am one of the helpers at Winterbourne and it has been my privilege to help there. I joined the Birmingham branch over 2 years ago and what a great group of people there, always willing to help with any questions i ask. So when we were asked if any one would like to help out with the collection at Winterbourne i jumped at it as it gave me the opportune to learn more of cacti. The small group there Gill, Derek and Arthur are very knowledgeable and helpful which has helped me learn more of this wonderful hobby. Pete.
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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by Tina » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:14 pm

Its a good collection and well looked after by the local branch, we went there for our branch 60th anniversary well worth a visit.
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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by Christian » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:33 pm

With the sun out, I spent my lunch break at Winterbourne today. Here are just a few pictures of the arid house in spring:
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There are some lovely pots of Mammillaria:
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But look at those Lampranthus:
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These are just stunning... :grin:
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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by juster » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:57 am

Some lovely plants here Christian, I especially like the Mammillarias. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by Tony R » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:23 pm

They are looking great this year, Christian! (tu)
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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:11 pm

Looking forward to coming and giving a talk there in a few week's time! :grin:
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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by Christian » Wed May 01, 2019 10:39 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:11 pm
Looking forward to coming and giving a talk there in a few week's time! :grin:
And that's going to be on South Africa, in case folks are wondering :wink:
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Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Post by ralphrmartin » Thu May 02, 2019 6:26 pm

And I'd add that my dad loved going there to help look after the collection, before he passed away a few years ago. It must be about 50 years ago now that I first joined BCSS Birmingham Branch, before I moved away to study then a job. Many happy memories.
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