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by Paul in Essex
Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bromeliads
Replies: 46
Views: 8315

Re: Bromeliads

Chris - I absolutely adore bromeliads and have quite a few. What ones are you growing? I am on the lookout for some dyckias and hechtias - I just this year bought H. glomerata which I would take a guess as being the one in your first picture.

by Paul in Essex
Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 10
Views: 2995

Absolutely gorgeous photos

That Opuntia basilaris pic reminded me of my old grandmother, for some reason.

MORE!!

by Paul in Essex
Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's happening to my Agaves?
Replies: 26
Views: 3645

Re: What's happening to my Agaves?

Interesting thought, that a sudden change in growing conditions might instigate flowering prematurely in some of the agavaceae. It didn't happen with my A. p. xalapensis, which had been growing relatively happily for about 4 years before it started to do it's thing, but I have had another agave flow...
by Paul in Essex
Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's happening to my Agaves?
Replies: 26
Views: 3645

Re: What's happening to my Agaves?

Tina - well, mine did take that long but, as it is the only Agave polyacantha var xalapensis I have had flower, I couldn't say that it would take that long each time.... ;^) But it did EVERYTHING that Vic's plant is doing now. Growth rate slowed, new leaves started becoming distorted, pups grew from...
by Paul in Essex
Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's happening to my Agaves?
Replies: 26
Views: 3645

Not a virus...

... but it is preparing to flower. Mine did this exact same thing. Congratulations! Expect flowers in 2008!

by Paul in Essex
Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: cold hardy Echeveria
Replies: 4
Views: 2690

Re: cold hardy Echeveria

I've grown agavoides outside for several years - I am about 20 miles east of you. Maybe a touch drier. But if they are in perfectly drained soil they should be fine. Some wet years they have complained a bit, and one clone went cristate, but generally they seem ok. They do vary, it seems, from varie...
by Paul in Essex
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Yuccas
Replies: 42
Views: 7075

And another

this time an unknown monster yucca that doesn't conform to any described species that I've read about. As big as carnerosana but with a pendulous inflorescence.

by Paul in Essex
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Yuccas
Replies: 42
Views: 7075

Another Mexican yucca

Since we are gettng the slides out!....The rare and beautiful Yucca queretaroensis, shown here is a previously unknown location near to Zimapan.

by Paul in Essex
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Minack C & S Garden
Replies: 24
Views: 5169

Re: Minack C & S Garden

It is truely inspirational stuff - really at the cutting edge of succulent planting in this copuntry. The planting there has been done by a guy named Neil Milligan, who lives in/runs a nursery called Tressider Farm not too far from the site. He is in the Plantfinder, I believe, and has most of the p...
by Paul in Essex
Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter time...?
Replies: 33
Views: 7294

Re: Winter time...?

Yes, open to the elements. With a rain shelter you can probably quadruple the number of plants that I am successful with here, but the topography, or even the scale, doesn't easily lend itself to such here. This is where the low rainfall certainly helps.