Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by MatDz » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:39 pm

Talk aside, I love that shirt!
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by edds » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:02 pm

Great talk Ralph, thank you.

The greatest compliment is that my wife, who tolerates my hobbies only, listened to it and was very interested! Well done!
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by el48tel » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:00 pm

A most enjoyable and informative presentation by Ralph Martin last evening. It has prompted me to buy some of the books he recommended, to improve my limited botanical knowledge.
I just wish other participants of zoom meetings would realise that their video cameras were switched on, that their audio was there for all to hear, and that the majority of us don't really want to read their often inane comments that they post. I'm lucky that I can park the participants panel and the comments box on another monitor ..... and turn it off ..... but come on guys .... give the speakers and other participants some respect.
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by Acid John » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:21 pm

el48tel are you not interested in people blowing their noses in close up then :lol: 🤮
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by HaoBao » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:11 pm

Thank you Ralph, it was a great talk and pretty funny, helped tell me the meaning of some notes/names I’ve seen.

I think there should be an announcement before the talk about the cameras, especially as it’s being recorded and put on Facebook with people’s full names sometimes. It’s probably illegal not to tell people.
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by habanerocat » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:44 pm

Acid John wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:21 pm
el48tel are you not interested in people blowing their noses in close up then :lol: 🤮
I think I saw worse than that but wasn't sure what I was looking at so I turned it off.
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by HaoBao » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:10 pm

Does anyone remember in one of the recent talks, it may have been the one about Brazil, there was a cactus that grew like a globe but when it matured a bit it’s growth became thinner? Kind of like it began etiolating but it’s just how it is.
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by Phil_SK » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:39 pm

That would have been Stephanocereus luetzelburgii I think.
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Post by HaoBao » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:52 pm

Thank you Phil 👍
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Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Post by Phil_SK » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:38 am

Topic: David Traish - The Beauty of Our Plants
Time: Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 7:30 PM (GMT)
Meeting ID: 882 2818 3224
Passcode: bcss
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88228183224?p ... daTGt4dz09

This talk resulted out of my long years as Shows Secretary for the North Surrey Branch. I was disturbed by the general attitude of Branch shows in that they did not attempt to focus on the beauty of our plants but preferred to show the most difficult plants to grow. We missed the opportunity to show our plants at their best, such as when they have attractive flowers, beautiful bodies, wonderfully shaped leaves etc.

I am sure all members of the BCSS accept that our plants are fat, but that does not mean they are not beautiful. You judge!
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