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by JohnH
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Genus Of The Month
Topic: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana
Replies: 11
Views: 8442

Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Lovely plants, which remind me of a question. One of the most basic distinctions when identifying plants is whether their flowers are actinomorphic ('regular') or zygomorphic (irregular). In other words, are they radially symetrical - like a rose, a poppy, or a buttercup - , or are they only symmetr...
by JohnH
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 30 Years waiting nearly over
Replies: 20
Views: 3908

Re: 30 Years waiting nearly over

Fabulous, the Dorstenias. I had one or two in a previous life, decades ago. Just getting back into growing this year, i went to the Oxford show and saw Gillian Evison's superb plant - it came back to me just how much I love these extraordinary plants! Will have to make some room on the warm windowsi...
by JohnH
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting growing again after 30 years
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Starting growing again after 30 years

Thank you for your words of welcome! Yes the greenhouse is going to become urgent very soon - I'm rapidly coming to realise how small my windowsills are. Luckily the sunniest and warmest one is at work, so i've still got a bit of capacity if i reorganise my desk a bit. It is probably easier than try...
by JohnH
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting growing again after 30 years
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Starting growing again after 30 years

My mis-spent youth seems a long time ago. As a teenager I was a keen member of Horbury & District Branch (NCSS as was), which seems to be no more. I can still feel the excitement of meetings, auctions, nursery visits, show day, - and the pie and pea supper, even though I've not thought back to those...