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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: 399

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: 399

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: 304

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: 285

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: 304

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: 304

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: 470

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.
by Paul in Essex
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Erythrina
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Erythrina

I don't expect it counts but I grew E. crista-galli outside a for a few years.
by Paul in Essex
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Diatomaceous Earth / Molar Clay?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Diatomaceous Earth / Molar Clay?

No need to wonder - the answers are here! If you search this forum for 'cat litter' you'll see people have been using moler clay - usually spelt with an e - for years.
by Paul in Essex
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some winter survivors
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Some winter survivors

Interesting! Though not surprising.