Chairman to talk at meeting

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CACTUS lovers are preparing to welcome a special guest to their next meeting.

The Sheffield branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society will hear from the society’s chairman at the next meeting.

Dr Alasdair Glen, a retired chemist who has 500 cacti at home, will be talking on the subject neoporterias and all that or eriosyce?

Neoporterias are cacti from western South America, while eriosyce is a genus of cacti native to Chile.

The meeting takes place at the Scout headquarters, Trippet Lane, Sheffield city centre, on Friday, March 8, from 7.30pm.

n For further details about the branch, call Mike Lockwood, branch secretary, on 01246 231109, or, alternatively, visit for information.