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Wednesday, November 09, 2005
  MSG Bulletin Volume 20 No 4
Published tomorrow 10th November 2005:
Editorial
Two Mesembs - Highlighted by Mark Border, Hastings, East Sussex
Plant Exchange Scheme words from the Editor
Lithoparian Recollections - 1 by Desmond T Cole
What Should Gesine de Boer’s Lithops Species Be Called? by Len E Newton
Desmond T Cole - Update
Gesinae v. Gesineae, and Other Nomenclatural Quibbles - A comment by Errol Goodwyn
Letter From Dr Heidrun Hartmann, Biozentrum Klein Flottbek, Hamburg, Germany
Coldest and Hottest by David Veevers, Almeiria, Spain
Never to See the Light of Day by Johan du Toit
New Localities and Intensive Botanising by Johan du Toit
Thoughts on Digital Cameras by David Veevers, Almeiria, Spain
News and Views from Steve Hammer
Notes on Plate 3 - Lithops Cultivars
An Introduction to Mesemb Morphologies - A Cultivator's Overview by D.J. (Didge) Rowe
New Members
Calendar of Mesemb Talks & Events 2005/2006
The Climates of Southern Africa by Ian Nartowicz
Readers' Corner

Notes to Contributors
 
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
  Mesemb Study Group Event
23rd September 2006 - Banstead Community Centre, Banstead, Surrey

Keep this date free,
Come along to the best Mesemb Show in the Country,
Only held biennially
Plenty of parking around the hall on site
Lots of plants for sale
Fantastic refreshments
Fantastic conversations
Fantastic plants to feast your eyes on.

If you are not a member of the Mesemb Study Group and would like a programme/schedule then please forward your name and address, either electronically or by snail mail (Brenfield, Bolney Road, Ansty, West Sussex, RH17 5AW) and when it is available I will forward it.

Any offers of help gratefully received.
 
Monday, November 07, 2005
  Sources for cacti and succulent plants
One of the things we have tried to do on the cactus-mall is list good retail sources for cacti and succulent plants. We have a short list on a page on the Cactus Mall. Unfortunately this list is probably now very out of date and was never anything like comprehensive. If you have a good source please let us know and we will add it to the list. Please do not send details of specialist cactus nurseries for this list - they are covered elsewhere and in different ways.
 
This Blog will note updates to the Cactus-Mall and other related websites like the British Cactus and Succulent Society and the Mesemb Study Group. I will give my thoughts on the current state of the Cactus and Succulent hobby and discuss topical subjects which I think need airing. I hope it can be used by others to give us feedback on the development of the now 10 years old Cactus-Mall and what you think of its usefulness and ways in which we might improve this.

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