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by agavemad
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse V Polytunnel
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: Greenhouse V Polytunnel

Yes... Our current tunnel is from Northern and about 5 years old. Its a 14ft x 30ft. With regards to wind, we do get wind generally from the SW and our polytunnel side is facing that way. So definitely wrong for air flow, but we have learnt a lot :) The next tunnels will also be from Northern with m...
by agavemad
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse V Polytunnel
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: Greenhouse V Polytunnel

Wow, how did it get that hot? Are we talking centigrade? Ours was up last year in the really hot summer. It is in full sun all day and ours got nowhere near that hot. Professional polytunnel covering is a little better at uv light transmission and a bit better at insulation, obviously I'm not tryin...
by agavemad
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse V Polytunnel
Replies: 17
Views: 1392

Re: Greenhouse V Polytunnel

I have both polytunnel and greenhouses. The greenhouses are 10mm polycarb. I would not like to try and heat it as it has no insulation values and I heat the greenhouse to 7 degrees In summer the temperatures are scorching. The polytunnel will easily reach 60 degrees and I have seen 65 degrees with b...
by agavemad
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Brought back to life and survived the winter
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: Brought back to life and survived the winter

ralphrmartin wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Ernie, it's not native in the UK, but escapes from cultivation from time to time.
It definitely does escape. I find it in the most unusual places, last year I found some growing in my BBQ drip tray :)
by agavemad
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Can I save my dying Agave?
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Can I save my dying Agave?

I would advise cutting out any squishy material or the rot will just keep spreading ….. If its just the outer leaves it should recover. Keep it dry for a while after.
by agavemad
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 1664

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

Beautiful plants. I have to agree with Tina on the agave's also..... I have been a sucker a few times my worst was a bog standard agave Americana variegated, that had a load of spiel about where it had come from and how rare it was and how its variegation was so much different. Turns out its just a ...
by agavemad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 4945

Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Mike there are some beautiful small growing agaves :) This is isthemensis ohi raijin and quite a few similar that will stay small :) everyone should have at least one agave :)
by agavemad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 4945

Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Well done Mike, I did feel your plant would be a hard one to beat :)
by agavemad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 1664

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

So many plants are turning up with different names. It is really quite frustrating. A lot of the Korean plants have different names for the same plant with colour variation and people are getting scammed thinking they are buying something rare and unusual. (not all plants, but quite a few) I have a ...
by agavemad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Born to Die- Agave
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: Born to Die- Agave

Tina. I would love to see pictures of your chopping in half/quarter method and the results. I have cored two agave, but only because they rotted. I am not sure I am brave enough to chop anything up but I am very interested in this method :)