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by Paul in Essex
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Those were the days
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Those were the days

That one is fairly subdued, Mike - I have some 'proper lary' ones in the wardrobe :)
by Paul in Essex
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Those were the days
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Those were the days

Meanwhile, a bit closer to home and just the other night...

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by Paul in Essex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another mesemb ID
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Another mesemb ID

I consider these to be bone hardy stalwarts in SE Essex. But I am struggling to sift through this thread to find the nuggets. Can someone please confirm the real name for plants bought from the garden centre as Bergeranthus glenensis? Ta. Doesn't help that I have yellow flowered ones, white flowered...
by Paul in Essex
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: ZONE 15 CACTUS SHOW at RHS Hyde Hall Jul 13/14th
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: ZONE 15 CACTUS SHOW at RHS Hyde Hall Jul 13/14th

And breaking news.... they have finished ahead of schedule so the road is open as usual.

Please ignore my last....
by Paul in Essex
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: ZONE 15 CACTUS SHOW at RHS Hyde Hall Jul 13/14th
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: ZONE 15 CACTUS SHOW at RHS Hyde Hall Jul 13/14th

A quick mention that Creephedge Lane - the road running past the entrance - is currently closed to the north of Hyde Hall whilst they replace the water main with a series of rather confusing diversion signs. But you can access the entrance from the A132 south end of Creephedge lane, despite the sign...
by Paul in Essex
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Identification

Could it b a form of Crassula alba?
by Paul in Essex
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What nibbled my cactus :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1428

Re: What nibbled my cactus :(

The adore Agave mitis. I reckon it would be a sure fire way to keep the blighters off your hostas - plant some Agave mitis nearby.

*Said for comedic effect, not suggesting Agave mitis enjoys woodland conditions.
** Well, it does in Mexico, sometimes.
by Paul in Essex
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Holiday snaps
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Holiday snaps

Ralph, I've known Rob for 20-odd years - such a nice man. A true pioneer - he was growing exotics no-one had even thought about, that being the reason he moved to Cornwall as a newly qualified GP back in the 60s. Sadly Rob nor his wife Dawn are very well these days - I visited him around a month ago...
by Paul in Essex
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Perfect seed sowing substrate
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: Perfect seed sowing substrate

Wouldn't you scald your feet? :shock:

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by Paul in Essex
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Holiday snaps
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Holiday snaps

A few years ago a new guy took over responsibility for the design and planting of the gardens there and he has used a small palette of plants repeated over and again - Aloe polyphylla, Agave montana, Agave ovatifolia in particular. He tried Nolina nelsonii but that couldn't tolerate the salt laden w...