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by Paul in Essex
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse

Dave - nice idea but I think too ambitious for me!

Suzanne - thank you! Very useful information. I was thinking of planting a Euphorbia caerulescens, as it happens, that I got in a swap with Tina of this parish :) May have a rethink...
by Paul in Essex
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse

:grin:

More evidence, were it needed, that such tasks are best left to women...* :shock:

* Disclaimer .. said for comic effect and in no way representative of the distribution of tasks in my household or, indeed, any misogynist views on my part...
by Paul in Essex
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse

Thank you, both. I hadn't imagined the problem would be lack of water! :)
by Paul in Essex
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse

Thanks Dave - drainage holes in the concrete sounds like a plan - do-able and a neat solution.
by Paul in Essex
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Raised planting beds in a greenhouse

A recent slipped disc/hernia whilst moving big plants followed by a week of reflection in Tenerife has decided me to stop my joint-straining annual in/out regime, completely clear out my main greenhouse, make (or, rather, get someone to make) some raised beds and simply grow the best plants in these...
by Paul in Essex
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from West Oxon
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Hello from West Oxon

Hi Keith - you'll find one or two familiar named refugees from gardening fora on here, me included. :)
by Paul in Essex
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: January 2018 - Winter Blues
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Here's my winter blues, courtesy of Eleanor. Don't think I'll win any competitions... note to self - buy bigger ground stakes :)
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by Paul in Essex
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Turning the cactus into a cash crop
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Turning the cactus into a cash crop

Was that really necessary?

happy holidays to you to.
by Paul in Essex
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Turning the cactus into a cash crop
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Turning the cactus into a cash crop

ragamala wrote:Speaking for myself, I'd need a lot of persuading before encouraging the spread of an aggressive invasive alien plant species where it didn't belong!


I guess it depends on how many days it was since you last ate a square meal.
by Paul in Essex
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: That old chestnut, limestone, and South America
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: That old chestnut, limestone, and South America

Pretty sure that in Mexico, at least, it is the limestone areas that are the richest of all? The Huasteca Canyon just south of Monterrey and environs is incredibly diverse for cacti and succulents.

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