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by Paul in Essex
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bulbine questions
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Bulbine questions

I acquired this yellow flowered plant as Bulbinella sp. although I never quite tied it down to a particular species. Its growth habit seems to make it pretty hardy.
by Paul in Essex
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe broomii
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Aloe broomii

Fantastic! (tu)
by Paul in Essex
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Places to visit in UK in 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Places to visit in UK in 2018

If visiting Kent then it is worth calling in to see Tom Hart-Dyke's 'World garden' - the arid house has a ton of interesting plants in there. And it would be good to met our patron, if you haven't already, as he is one heck of a character.
by Paul in Essex
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: The last Scottish Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: The last Scottish Trip

Thank you. I know Gerrit quite well, although I have only been to his stockpile site and not his collection, and Aad - who I'd say has the finest grown collection of cacti I have seen anywhere. Had some wonderful plants from Gerrit - often he has some corky old specimens that are perfect to try outs...
by Paul in Essex
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: The last Scottish Trip
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: The last Scottish Trip

Great pictures of what must be a memorable trip. Any possibility you could name the nurseries, please?
by Paul in Essex
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What a difference a week makes
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: What a difference a week makes

FaeLLe wrote:What really? Titanopsis calcera can grow outdoors in snow while being cold and wet?


I have it here, as it happens...

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by Paul in Essex
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Puzzle Plant at Alpine Show
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Puzzle Plant at Alpine Show

I think they like fresh air and moisture - nothing to do with me! :)

N. America I 'suppose' is strictly accurate, allowing that Mexico is part of the continent of North America.
by Paul in Essex
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Puzzle Plant at Alpine Show
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: Puzzle Plant at Alpine Show

Yes, definitely Echeveria rosea. The flowers are reasonably insignificant, buried away inside those bracts. Two surprising things about this - in nature it is often seen growing on trees or covering rocks, rather than in soil. And it is pretty hardy. My plant has survived -8C and a week below freezi...
by Paul in Essex
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Yucca endlichiana, will it die?
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: Yucca endlichiana, will it die?

Yucca usually rely on some outside agency for fertilisation - famously the yucca moth but not exclusively. Unless you intervene it won't happen by itself, generally speaking.

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