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by Paul in Essex
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 16
Views: 478

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

I read something just the other day about hardy Bromeliads, which i was totally unaware of, so something i would like to attempt as well in the near future :smile: If it was in the Essex Succulent Review then it would have been my article. :smile: Liz is right, Fascicularia bicolor ssp canaliculata...
by Paul in Essex
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 16
Views: 478

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

Fab stuff. Looks really happy - lets hope we have a mild one this year! What sort of plants are you hoping to try in there, beyond those you already have? More succulents? More cacti? For example, those opuntias will start to take over soon if you let them - O. fragilis and it's cvs/hybrids are more...
by Paul in Essex
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any Aeonium buffs out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: Any Aeonium buffs out there?

Interestingly (well I find it interesting!) the ones I grow outside won't shift to summer growing - they insist on growing in winter. Which given that there aren't many hardy ones, does limit it rather. But simsii, smithii and spathulatum just reduce down to a tiny little bud in summer: a host of hy...
by Paul in Essex
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: More sloppy journalism
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: More sloppy journalism

Yes, most likely post production. A couple of years back I was fortunate enough to have Gardeners' World film here one day but had to leave before they had finished. They asked me to name and point out stuff to film close ups of and I showed them, amongst others, a nice Soehrensia bruchii. When the ...
by Paul in Essex
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Glass Echinopsis
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Glass Echinopsis

Thank you Sheila - I thought I remembered seeing them somewhere! :grin:
by Paul in Essex
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Glass Echinopsis
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Glass Echinopsis

The Blashka models are totally amazing - stunningly beautiful. There is a huge collection at the Dublin Natural History Museum, with Harvard the biggest globally, but these are of the lower forms of life or creatures that lose their beauty pickled in a jar. Intricate and colourful. I happened to be ...
by Paul in Essex
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What C+S can I grow outside in Derbyshire?
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: What C+S can I grow outside in Derbyshire?

Thank you Paul! Although that's one expensive book £50 + shipping from the USA :shock: I'll keep an eye out for some secondhand ones. The Danish website is ace, and the Yukka pages look very promising. But yes, I think you're right in that it's going to be a lot of experimenting to work out what wi...
by Paul in Essex
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What C+S can I grow outside in Derbyshire?
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: What C+S can I grow outside in Derbyshire?

With a cover for winter I don't think the situation is that bleak, tbh, because when the temps get as low as they do in your part of the world it is very definitely the wet that kills stuff off. There is a nursery in the Evesham area with the inauspicious name of Cotswold Garden Flowers that is run ...
by Paul in Essex
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Essex Suculent Review
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Essex Suculent Review

It is a beautifully put together publication with high quality pictures and articles, imo as good as any of the international society mags I have read. I simply don't know how you do it just on your own, Sheila.
by Paul in Essex
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Agave talk & pictures
Replies: 157
Views: 18051

Re: Agave talk & pictures

A few of my outdoor agaves from this year a various times. The Beast From The East meets an Agave gentryi snow2018f.jpg A few more in the October sunshine Abracteosa.jpg Acsalcrass.jpg Ajaws.jpg Alophantha.jpg Aovatifolia.jpg Aschidigera.jpg And the baby of the family, which laughed at last winter w...