Couple of big ones

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Cactus Kid
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Couple of big ones

Post by Cactus Kid » Sun May 16, 2021 2:29 pm

Dull day but it means the flowers will last that bit longer.
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Re: Couple of big ones

Post by Pattock » Sun May 16, 2021 4:54 pm

Very handsome. And the flowers are nice, too.
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Re: Couple of big ones

Post by edds » Sun May 16, 2021 5:36 pm

Very nice. I'm sat waiting for a Pegasus flower to fully open, it's just started.

What cultivar is your plant?
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Re: Couple of big ones

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun May 16, 2021 7:29 pm

Reminds me of my Chinese nephew. When aged 15, he came to visit, and we had a BCSS stand at Caerphilly Big Cheese. We got him behind it, selling such plants, and taught him a handy English phrase "Big Red Flowers, As Big As Your Hand!" to say while gesticulating. I think he sold quite a few.

But your flowers seem even bigger...
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Re: Couple of big ones

Post by Cactus Kid » Mon May 17, 2021 3:57 pm

Sorry Edds, I haven't got a name for it. :sad:

If I remember correctly my wife got chatting to a bloke who had a whole table of them for sale at one of the shows / marts (we go to so many it's easy to forget) He didn't have many customers so asked her if she like theses sort of plants and when she said yes he just pulled off a leaf and gave it to her!
Joined Havering branch 2006, although have been growing on and off since the age of ten!
Have a large balanced collection of both cacti and succulents but enjoy growing cristate, monstrose and generally anything a bit weird!
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