October meeting

Vicki & Stan

This month we welcomed Stan & Vicki of Craig House Cacti in their cheerful outfits with a hands-on talk on the care of cacti and other succulents, after they updated us on their latest Gold Medal and this year’s show season. Stan explained the different growing requirements of this wide range of plants and showed us how to (safely!) repot when necessary, also the best ways to propagate. Vicki gave a practical demonstration on seed-sowing and they both shared their knowledge in an amusing understandable way.

Agave ‘Cream Spike’
Rebutia (L) and Glottiphyllum (R)

After their talk they drew our raffle then whilst we enjoyed refreshments we had the opportunity to ask them more questions as well as choose from the good choice of plants for sale afterwards, some of which you can see in the photos. Members also started reserving their places for our Christmas social evening and took home the free magazines that are available every month.

Some demonstration specimens
Assorted cacti & lithops