THE TEESSIDE BRANCH WEBSITE

About This Site

This Teesside Branch site was created - and is maintained - by John Ellis, with technical advice from Tony Mace and with pictorial assistance from the photographers credited in the Photo Gallery - particularly Martin Brown, Alan Craig and John Gamesby. The site is hosted by the Cactus Mall.

What's New?

The following 'Change Log' provides a reference to enable visitors to easily find out what has altered as this site is updated and developed without the need to search every page for possible changes:-

 

09 Mar 2017

Headlines & programme updated.

11 Feb 2017

Headlines updated. Historical information about the formation of the Branch added.

12 Jan 2017

Headlines & programme updated.

 

15 Dec 2016

2017 programme added, headlines, Branch facts and committee updated. 2017 photo competition added.

14 Oct 2016

Headlines & programme updated.

20 Sept 2016

Headlines updated.

30 June 2016

Headlines updated.

12 May 2016

Headlines updated.

22 Apr 2016

Headlines & programme updated.

05 Apr 2016

Site map and gallery index pages enlarged to better suit modern higher resolution monitors. Links to Bravenet features deleted.

04 Apr 2016

General update and tidy up of the branch information pages. Links checked and updated.

10 Mar 2016

Headlines & programme updated.

10 Dec 2015

2016 programme added, headlines & Branch facts updated.

16 Oct 2015

2016 symposium details added.

15 Oct 2015

Headlines updated.

29 June 2015

Headlines updated (including link to photo competition).

31 May 2015

Headlines & programme updated.

02 Feb 2015

Headlines & programme updated.

12 Dec 2014

2015 programme added, headlines & Branch facts updated.

26 Oct 2014

Link to Branch Facebook page updated on both homepage and links page. Facebook co-ordination role added to committee page. Meeting times modified.

11 Oct 2014

Headlines updated.

13 July 2014

Headlines & programme updated.

18 Apr 2014

Headlines updated. 2013 Cleveland and Stokesley Show pictures added to the sales, shows and displays gallery pages. Pictures of Branch sales plants' greenhouse added.

02 Feb 2014

Link to Branch Facebook page added to both homepage and links page.

25 Jan 2014

Headlines & programme updated.

 

13 Dec 2013

2014 programme added, headlines, Branch facts & committee updated.

11 Oct 2013

Headlines updated.

31 July 2013

Headlines updated.

21 July 2013

Headlines updated.

24 June 2013

Headlines updated.

19 May 2013

Headlines updated.

14 Apr 2013

Headlines & programme updated.

30 Mar 2013

Headlines & programme updated.

16 Mar 2013

Headlines, committee & programme updated.

30 Jan 2013

Headlines, symposium details & programme updated.

12 Jan 2013

Headlines & programme updated.

17 Dec 2012

Committee updated.

14 Dec 2012

2013 programme added & headlines updated. 2013 symposium details added.

17 Nov 2012

Committee, Branch facts & headlines updated.

22 Oct 2012

Headlines updated.

15 Aug 2012

Headlines updated. 'Bring & Buy Auction' page replaced by 'Members' Plant Sales and Auctions' page and additional photographs added.

07 July 2012

Headlines & programme updated. Cleveland Show cancelled.

17 June 2012

Headlines & programme updated.

26 May 2012

Headlines updated.

16 Apr 2012

Programme updated.

15 Apr 2012

Headlines updated.

29 Jan 2012

Headlines & programme updated.

16 Dec 2011

2012 programme added, committee, Branch facts & headlines updated.

5 Nov 2011

Headlines updated.

17 Sep 2011

Headlines updated.

14 July 2011

Headlines, programme and Branch trips picture galleries updated.

04 June 2011

Headlines, member's collections & open days picture galleries updated.

29 May 2011

Headlines & programme updated.

15 Apr 2011

Headlines & programme updated.

19 Feb 2011

Programme updated.

12 Feb 2011

Headlines & programme updated.

31 Jan 2011

Programme updated.

23 Jan 2011

Headlines & programme updated.

 

08 Dec 2010

2011 programme added, headlines updated.

06 Dec 2010

Headlines & programme updated.

11 Nov 2010

Committee, Branch facts & headlines updated.

15 Oct 2010

Headlines & programme updated.

9 Oct 2010

Headlines updated. BCSS logo changed on 'links' page.

27 July 2010

Headlines & programme updated.

12 July 2010

Headlines updated.

10 May 2010

Headlines & programme updated.

20 Apr 2010

Headlines & programme updated.

04 Apr 2010

Headlines & programme updated.

17 Feb 2010

Headlines & programme updated.

10 Jan 2010

Programme updated following cancellation of January meeting.

 

21 Dec 2009

2010 programme added, Branch facts updated, headlines updated.

21 Oct 2009

Headlines & programme updated, 2010 symposium data added.

05 Aug 2009

Headlines updated.

11 June 2009

Headlines & programme updated, Guisborough Town Fair photograph added.

05 June 2009

Headlines & programme updated.

15 May 2009

Headlines & programme updated.

09 Apr 2009

Headlines & programme updated.

07 Mar 2009

Headlines & programme updated.

01 Mar 2009

Headlines & programme updated.

17 Jan 2009

Headlines & programme updated.

03 Jan 2009

Christmas greetings page removed.

22 Dec 2008

Minor tweaks and corrections. Welbury map updated to reflect opening of new access from A19..

21 Dec 2008

Cultivation pages updated, notably larger images on problems page and changeover to Arial font. Advice link changed to BCSS Forum. Reference to Whitestone Gardens removed.

20 Dec 2008

2009 programme added, branch facts updated, headlines updated. Thumbnails increased in size & background logo colour made more subdued on Branch pages. Links page checked and updated. Christmas greetings page added.

01 Nov 2008

Teesside Branch picture gallery thoroughly updated with additional images, a revised layout and increased image sizes to suit the higher resolution monitors now in common usage. Headlines updated.

19 Oct 2008

Headlines updated.

30 July 2008

Headlines & programme updated.

01 June 2008

Programme updated.

17 May 2008

Headlines & programme updated.

20 Apr 2008

Headlines & programme updated.

22 Mar 2008

Headlines, programme & Zone One Rep. updated.

10 Jan 2008

Directions to meeting place, headlines and programme updated.

04 Jan 2008

Christmas greetings page removed.

 

 

23 Dec 2007

2008 programme added, branch facts updated, headlines updated, number of hits deleted. Christmas greetings page added.

30 Oct 2007

Headlines updated and 2008 Symposium pages added.

08 Oct 2007

Headlines and number of hits updated.

19 July 2007

Headlines and programme updated.

01 July 2007

Headlines and number of hits updated.

14 June 2007

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

10 May 2007

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

01 Apr 2007

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated. Awards for All logo and link added. Hoya webring link removed.

06 Mar 2007

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

15 Feb 2007

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

09 Jan 2007

Link to cactiandsucculents.toplisted.net added.

05 Jan 2007

Number of hits updated. Christmas greetings page removed.

 

20 Dec 2006

2007 programme added. Formatting standardised on previous year's programmes. Headlines and number of hits updated. Christmas greetings page added. Branch fact-file updated for 2006/7. CactusPlaza link updated.

17 Nov 2006

Plant sale picture gallery updated, pictures of Hartlepool Horticultural Show added. Changeover to Arial font ongoing.

12 Nov 2006

Headlines and number of hits updated.

19 Sept 2006

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

02 Aug 2006

Headlines and number of hits updated.

02 Aug 2006

Headlines and number of hits updated.

25 June 2006

Headlines and programme updated.

08 June 2006

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

26 May 2006

Headlines and programme updated.

20 May 2006

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

02 Apr 2006

Symposium gallery page added and publicity removed. Headlines, programme and number of hits updated. Changeover to Arial font ongoing.

12 Mar 2006

Programme and headlines updated. Links page updated. Changeover to Arial font commenced.

04 Mar 2006

Programme, headlines, number of hits and committee page updated.

24 Jan 2006

Headlines and symposium details updated. Links to Hoya webring removed.

06 Jan 2006

Number of hits updated. Christmas greetings page removed.

16 Dec 2005

2006 programme added. Headlines and number of hits updated. Christmas greetings page added.

18 Nov 2005

Headlines and number of hits updated. Symposium pages added. Committee names and Branch fact-file updated for 2005/6. Number of BCSS Branches amended. Extra pictures added to the Plant Sales gallery. References to Stomatium covadii changed to S. geoffreyi (?). Speaker info page updated.

19 Sept 2005

Headlines and number of hits updated.

04 Aug 2005

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated. Additional photographs added to Branch Member's Collections gallery. New gallery added for Bring and Buy Plant Auctions.

11 July 2005

Date of Chairman's At Home corrected on 'Headlines' page.

08 July 2005

Programme updated.

04 July 2005

Headlines and programme and number of hits updated.

28 June 2005

Headlines and programme and number of hits updated.

24 May 2005

Headlines and programme updated. Redundant links to Equafor and Terry Edney cacti deleted.

01 May 2005

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated. Grafting page added to cultivation section. Teesside Branch speakers page revised.

01 Apr 2005

Headlines, programme, committee and number of hits updated.

05 Feb 2005

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

04 Jan 2005

Number of hits updated. Christmas greetings page removed.

09 Dec 2004

Headlines and number of hits updated. 2005 programme added. Christmas greetings page added.

11 Nov 2004

Headlines and number of hits updated. 2004/5 committee and other Branch statistics updated.

05 Sept 2004

Headlines and number of hits updated. Per BŁnger's and Cactus Plaza's web site link added to links page.

12 Aug 2004

Headlines and number of hits updated. Additional pictures of Branch member's collections added. David Angus (http://www.botanica.uk.net) added to links page. Acrobat Reader download image restored on cultivation page.

01 July 2004

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated. Additional pictures of open days and Branch member's collections added.

10 June 2004

Headlines and number of hits updated. Additional pictures of Branch member's collections added.

25 May 2004

Headlines and programme updated.

19 May 2004

Pictures of Branch member's collections updated.

13 May 2004

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated. Reciprocal link added to "Send Flowers Online".

16 Apr 2004

Headlines, programme and number of hits updated.

12 Mar 2004

Headlines and programme updated. Terry Edney cacti is no longer selling plants via mail order.

06 Mar 2004

Cultivation pages replaced by .pdf files to aid printing, site map and associated links updated to suit. Reference to Orbea added to the Diplocyathia ciliata page. Wording amended on Fockea crispa page. Pictures of Branch member's collections added.

03 Mar 2004

Headlines & number of hits updated.

08 Feb 2004

Headlines & number of hits updated.

04 Jan 2004

Christmas greetings page removed.

10 Dec 2003

Headlines & number of hits updated. 2004 Programme added. Christmas greetings page added.

16 Nov 2003

Headlines & number of hits updated. Reciprocal link to Garden Blethers added. Haworthia Society link updated. Field collection number questions added to FAQs. 2003/4 committee and other Branch statistics updated. Postcode and OS grid reference added to meeting place map.

09 Oct 2003

Headlines & number of hits updated. Reciprocal link to emilycompost.com added.

15 Sept 2003

Headlines & number of hits updated.

17 Aug 2003

Headlines & number of hits updated. Reciprocal link to flower-delivery-flowers.com added.

20 July 2003

Link to the guestbook restored.

05 July 2003

Headlines & number of hits updated.

06 June 2003

Programme and headlines & number of hits updated. Broken link on cultivation page corrected. Reciprocal link to the Cactus & Succulent Society of Queensland added.

26 May 2003

Programme and headlines updated. Terry Edney Cacti pages & associated links added.

06 May 2003

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated.

01 Apr 2003

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated. Error in link fixed on cactus cultivation page.

03 Mar 2003

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated. Pictures of poor handling and 'stopping' added to cultivation problems page.

02 Feb 2003

Programme and number of hits updated. Links page thoroughly updated. Problems page added to site map and links put in correct sequence on cultivation contents page.

16 Jan 2003

Programme updated. Directions modified on meeting map page. Committee duties revised.

10 Jan 2003

New pictures added to Branch Gallery page. Directions added to meeting map page. Headlines updated.

02 Jan 2003

Christmas greetings page removed. Number of hits updated.

12 Dec 2002

Meeting place venue changed in text and on map. Headlines and number of hits updated. 2002/3 committee and other Branch statistics updated. 2003 Programme added. Problems page added to "Cultivation" section. Thumbnail pictures resized in cultivation section to improve presentation. John Gamesby's link updated. Christmas greetings page added.

04 Nov 2002

Headlines, committee and number of hits updated.

14 Sept 2002

Programme and headlines updated. Photographs from Durham Botanic Gardens added to Plant Sales page. Thumbnail pictures improved on Branch Gallery page. Hoya Webring link updated.

05 Sept 2002

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated. Note about deletion of guestbook entries added.

11 July 2002

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated. E-mail address corrected on contact page.

16 June 2002

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated.

26 May 2002

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated.

11 Apr 2002

Programme and headlines updated. Previous programmes now accessed via a drop down list.

02 Apr 2002

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated.

02 Mar 2002

Programme, headlines and number of hits updated.

21 Feb 2002

Branch e-mail address changed to mail@teessidecacti.org on various pages and in headlines.

16 Feb 2002

Headlines and number of hits updated.

04 Jan 2002

Christmas greetings page removed. Number of hits updated.

13 Dec 2001

2002 programme added. Committee and other Branch statistics updated. Links page thoroughly updated. Headlines and number of hits updated. Christmas greetings page added.

01 Nov 2001

Frequently asked questions feature added. Bravenet services now accessed by separate page. Bravenet services reformatted to be more uniform. Headlines and number of hits updated.

02 Sept 2001

Programme,  headlines and number of hits updated.

05 Aug 2001

Programme,  headlines and number of hits updated. Reference to Alan Craig's collection added on gallery page.

05 July 2001

Programme,  headlines and number of hits updated. 

17 June 2001

Programme and headlines updated.

07 June 2001

Programme,  headlines and number of hits updated. 

20 Apr 2001

Programme and headlines updated. 

14 Apr 2001

Headlines and number of hits updated.

31 Mar 2001

Programme updated. Hoya bandaensis corrected to H. Carnosa cv Sweet One and H. Macgillivrayi corrected toH. onychoides.

15 Mar 2001

Programme and headlines updated. Number of hits updated.

19 Feb 2001

Programme and headlines updated. Guestbook and site search feature added to site map page. Asclepiad gallery split into two. Pages for Huernia bayeri and Stapelia divaricata added to the Asclepiad gallery. Text updated on the Huernia confusa page. Pages for Ariocarpus agavoides, Neoporteria gerocephala and Wilcoxia poselgeri added to the cactus gallery. Rebutia haagei v crassa added to the R. Haagei page. Pages for Drosanthemum hispidum and Ebracteola candida added to the Mesemb. gallery. Pages for Haworthia coarctata v chalwinii, H. nigra and H. truncata added to the General Succulent gallery. Picture of group of Haworthia species replaced and text updated on general Haworthia and H. retusa v dekenahii pages. Thumbnail sizes rationalised in modified galleries. Title added to Asclepiad cultivation page. References to Alan Craig amended. Number of hits updated.

14 Jan 2001

Headlines updated. January speaker and "today's date format" amended on the programme. Links page thoroughly updated.

03 Jan 2001

Various links updated. Christmas greetings page removed. Number of hits updated.

14 Dec 2000

2001 Programme added. 2000 programme added to "Previous Programmes" page. Headlines updated. Christmas greetings page added.

03 Dec 2000

Additional item added to programme. Headlines and number of hits updated.

23 Nov 2000

Branch attendance statistics corrected. Various links updated. Minor update to headlines.

12 Nov 2000

Headlines and number of hits updated. Committee and Branch statistics updated. Minor changes to wording on welcome page. Minor update to programme.

01 Nov 2000

Links to Amateur Digest and Filifoo's Cactus pages updated. Today's date added to current programme page. Hoya webring feature updated.

29 Oct 2000

Site moved to www.teessidecacti.org and several pages modified accordingly to accomodate the change. Particularly the deletion of the Rainforest Friends pages, the removal of the 'hit' counter and revisions to the mail form. After submitting a mail form, users are now directed via a confirmation page to the site map. In addition minor updates were made to many pages to correct minor typographical errors, aid clarity, and/or improve readability. Site map colours changed to assist in distinguishing Branch information pages. Headlines updated. Links to Rainforest Friends and Equafor moved to the "Miscellaneous Links" section. Link to Icones Cactearum Epiphyticum added.

07 Oct 2000

Headlines and programme updated. BCSS and CSSA URLs updated. Durham University Botanic Garden and National Science Week sections added to the Branch Gallery. Additional pictures added to the 'Open Days' section of the Branch Gallery. 'Sales' section of the Branch Gallery updated with additional pictures. Cactus Gallery enlarged (now in six parts) : picture of Astrophytum capricorne flower added; second picture of Astrophytum myriostigma added; Echinocereus knippelianus, Rebutia horstii,Sulcorebutia verticillacantha v aureiflora (LAU389), Thelocactus bicolor v bolaensis, Trichocereus hybrids, Uebelmannia pectinifera added. Hoya sp. (IPPS0166) added to the Hoya Gallery. Epiphytic Cactus Gallery corrected, the Lepismium pictures previously had their captions transposed, the Selenicereus pictured is now tentatively identified as S. spinulosus. Additional picture added to cultivation advice for seedraising.

14 Sept 2000

Current programme and headlines updated.

10 Aug 2000

Additional item added to current programme, programmes for 1982 and 1985 added,  headlines updated, "About..." page re-organised, list of available talks updated.

04 July 2000

Additional habitat picture gallery (the Galapagos Islands) added,  headlines updated, reciprocal link to "Scented Nectar" added.

20 June 2000

Additional item added to programme,  headlines and list of committee members updated.

18 May 2000

Minor amendments to programme,  headlines updated, link to Filifoo's Home Page Cactus Zone added. Pictures from the recent trip added to the Branch gallery. Stapelia grandiflora and S. leendertziae added to the Asclepiad gallery.

14 April 2000

Addition details added to event on 14 May 2000, headlines updated.

03 April 2000

Minor corrections, venue added to event on 14 May 2000, comment about the cactus webring added, headline about recent file errors added.

15 Mar 2000

Minor corrections, additional events added to year 2000 programme.

09 Mar 2000

Programme and headlines updated. Additional historical programmes added.

03 Mar 2000

Minor corrections, additional events added to year 2000 programme, the additional of Hoya Circle webring ring to Hoya Gallery page, gallery page colour changed to aid readability during loading

12 Feb 2000

Minor bug fixes and corrections, references to Apocynaceae added to Asclepiad pages, an extra talk added to the "speakers" page, headlines page updated, additional event added to year 2000 programme, the additional of links to the Hoya Circle webring.

31 Jan 2000

Major update with new features including Photo Galleries, better Links and a Site Map for easier navigation, plus the introduction of this Change Log.

(Various)

Minor updates, most notably the Branch programme and statistics.

16 Dec 1997

Web site first published.

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