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by Paul in Essex
Tue May 11, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioecious
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Dioecious

Isn't it mostly males gingkoes that are in cultivation, someone planned well. I found out why first hand last year. On the route of one of the walks I did there is an avenue of old Ginkgo trees. One of them was a female that had littered the pavement with fallen ripe fruit. I had read that the smel...
by Paul in Essex
Tue May 11, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioecious
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Dioecious

Here a good example of dioecious - Dasylirion acrotriche. I have a few planted out around the garden and these two flowered the same year. First is male: dasyhere1.jpg dasyhere2.jpg And female. dasyhere3.jpg dasyhere4.jpg Flowers are individually very small but iof you zoom inyou can see the yellow ...
by Paul in Essex
Mon May 10, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus falling over regularly
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Cactus falling over regularly

Y'all think you've got problems? :lol:
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by Paul in Essex
Wed May 05, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neoteny
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Neoteny

Please do.
by Paul in Essex
Tue May 04, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neoteny
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Neoteny

I'm enjoying this illusrated occasional series of botanic terms, I must say. Gets me Googling :)
by Paul in Essex
Tue May 04, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beschorneria
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Beschorneria

I think I can link to the pdf of the article I wrote. Let's see if this works!
The Plantsman Sep17 Beschorneria.pdf
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by Paul in Essex
Tue May 04, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse shading
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Greenhouse shading

I have a large ash tree to the side of mine that helps shade it when it leafs out. But also pigeons sit in it and cr@p all over the roof, which makes a kind of natural sunscreen :lol: In winter, once rain has softened it up a bit, I just hose it off. Interesting to see how their diet changes through...
by Paul in Essex
Sun May 02, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beschorneria
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Beschorneria

Thanks Paul I'm assuming mine is B. yuccoides. It came unabelled. Are the others as easy to grow? Mike Yes, yuccoides. Yours actually looks like an 'odd' form that has slightly incurving leaves - if so the inflorescence won't be so branched. The others seem to be easy. I grow all mine planted out i...
by Paul in Essex
Sat May 01, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Beschorneria
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Beschorneria

I'm a massive fan of the genus, I grow all of the species! In fact I wrote them up for The Plant Review (The Plantsman, as it was then) a couple of years back. In the ground B. yuccoides spikes can reach a whopping 3m with side branches extending 1m each way. Unlikely to get that big in a pot, thoug...
by Paul in Essex
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Erythrina
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Erythrina

Used to be at Wisley in between the old glasshouses years ago. It really wants to be a small tree so keeping it pollarded contains it - the flowers are on the new growth so it works like that. I feel I should try it again, I have a vacant sunny spot that might work.