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Eric Williams
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Post by Eric Williams » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:53 pm

Hi all, fine day ,out with the camera. Here is the other side of my g/h,suitably shaded as it faces South. Note the obesa, self seeded, r/h bottom corner, in with a large Mamm . LoL Cheers
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Post by Liz M » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:01 pm

It's good to see your greenhouse is as crowded as mine, a good selection of stuff in there. What is the two tiered cactus at the back? The self-seeded Euphorbia obesa is really impressive and, I imagine, even bigger than some people's carefully cultivated ones. Would the Mammillaria be M microhelia?
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Post by Tina » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:58 pm

Is it an uebelmannia
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Post by juster » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:12 pm

You certainly have a good varied collection there Eric and they all look happy and healthy, I recognise some of my favourites. Thanks for posting.
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Post by DragonFish66 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:27 am

Very nice collection there (tu)
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Post by Lyn » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:01 am

Such a BEAUTIFUL collection :-)
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Post by Eric Williams » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:59 pm

Thanks all for kind comments. Yes Tina, its pectinifera with odd growth at apex lol. and for Liz the large Mamm. is bombycina. Due to its size,and the bowl its in is falling apart, it is one of the most neglected plant (watering) that I have. 99% ot the water ends up on the bench, perhaps the lack of moisture is a better requirement for the E. obesa as it seems to thrive on this cultivation. Cheers ps will try to put up a pic of the Mamm.
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Post by Eric Williams » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:53 pm

Mamm. bombycina, thriving on neglect, which is a pity as it is a lovely plant. Due to its size and weight I find it difficult to lift and move,with a bit of TLC is would be a much better specimen I think. Cheers
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Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:32 pm

You have a wonderful jungle there Eric, a nice sight of overflowing staging all too familiar in members greenhouses.
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Post by Eric Williams » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:52 pm

Thanks for nice comment Ray, one of my pet hates is an empty space on the benches LoL. I always wondered what would be the optimum number of plants we should grow and grow all to perfection. Due to lack of space I tend not to re pot as often as i should, as I know the plants buck up no end when put in fresh compost and correct size pot. Cheers
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