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by WayneM
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

Not grumbling this time. Just celebrating Agavoides! Forgot to include Echeveria Agavoides Aquamarine. Mine has grown into quite a beast, no pups as of yet. DSC09238.jpg Pupwise only Lipstick seems to readily produce them. I guess other hybrids have to be very happy to do that, has anyone had experi...
by WayneM
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1222

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

I've enjoyed this thread and thought I'd add my little bit. I and my good friend Terry had a go this year at building a structure over my raised bed. I had some decking boards left over and bought some Polycarbonate sheets. Had the idea to use zip ties to fasten a board onto the Gabions for height a...
by WayneM
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

The trick seems to be not only selling plants under multiple names, but putting plants under lights to produce different results. Eventually the plants reverts to its natural state, but that's well after they've banked your money! The plant that came from my seller didn't have a label with it, I gue...
by WayneM
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

Hello All, especially those of you in the know about Echeveria Agavoides. Recently I've had a quite unpleasant experience with a well known seller off of Evil bay . I was mis sold an Agavoides , and I am in the middle of getting ebay involved in its return and refund. The seller sold an item as a Pi...
by WayneM
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3712

Top dressing for succulents

Sorry if this has been covered before, but as a newbie I wondered what is your preferred kind of gravel or top dressing for succulents? What would you suggest? Does anyone use aquatic gravel? What works well for you ? Where do you source it from? Would be happy to hear of your comments. Thanks Wayne
by WayneM
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from West London
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Hello from West London

Thanks for the warm welcome, and hello Cheryl once again. I've had a interest in spikies since seeing them on holidays abroad . I have a thing for anything with a bluish hue, and who wouldn't be gobsmacked by the symmetry of a succulent rosette. I'm not yet gone over to the dark side of cacti, but t...
by WayneM
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from West London
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Hello from West London

Hello I'm Wayne, I live very near Heathrow Airport. I've always had a appreciation of succulents and spikies growing them for a number of years , and have learnt alot from my friend ChrisG who has a amazing collection and garden . I also see Chez is a member here , who I know from growing Brugmansia...