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by Ali Baba
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Holiday snaps
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Holiday snaps

They were advertising for a new head gardener a few weeks ago 😀 Here’s an agave as well just to complete the set
by Ali Baba
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Holiday snaps
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Holiday snaps

I’ll certainly be going back for a longer visit, as you have been there you will appreciate what it was like with an overactive 5 year old who has no fear of heights 😂
by Ali Baba
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Holiday snaps
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Holiday snaps

I was in Cornwall last week and made a flying visit to St Michael's Mount. Whilst I was chasing my 5 year old up the cliff paths I managed to get a few snaps IMG_3097.JPG One for Paul Spracklin; Puya alpestris I think IMG_3088.JPG Nice Aeonium, hardy all year round here IMG_3090.JPG Some kind of Mes...
by Ali Baba
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Large Opuntia for a change
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Large Opuntia for a change

Beautiful flower, you can’t beat some of the nicer large Opuntias for flowers
by Ali Baba
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia basilaris
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Opuntia basilaris

Couldn’t resist adding this picture taken in this evenings light
by Ali Baba
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia basilaris
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Opuntia basilaris

Mines in a nine inch pot and has consistently grown like topsy each time I have repotted it. If my greenhouse was big enough I would stick in a 24 inch pot and it wouldn’t look out of place. I have to prune it back each year to avoid repotting it now . Repotting isn’t for the faint hearted though, s...
by Ali Baba
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia basilaris
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Opuntia basilaris

It’s been a good year for flowering this year, despite hacking it back quite a bit last autumn, possibly because of last years hot summer, also I find it needs copious watering or the buds dry up (I am drenching the pot at least once a week now and the huge root system dries the pot out in a few day...
by Ali Baba
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2019 - Flowers
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: June 2019 - Flowers

Echinocactus horizonthalonius
by Ali Baba
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus salm-dyckianus
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Echinocereus salm-dyckianus

Having been alerted to the fact that the early Bradleya is online, I came across an article on Echinocereus which mentions Echinocereus salm-dyckianaus v. noctiflorus (presumably synonymous with E. scheeri now) which shows the trait of flowers closing during the hottest part of the day and hence app...
by Ali Baba
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How many flowers...
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: How many flowers...

Monanthes polyphylla