Hello from Nottinghamshire

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Hello from Nottinghamshire

Post by atgamble » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:10 pm

Hi all from Notts, actually nearer Mansfield. I'm a gardener by trade and tend to be pulled in different directions with my interests, having some cacti and succulents, a few carnivores, a few bonsai as well as growing my veg and ornamentals for the garden.

I have a very modest collection of cacti and succulents compared to most on here, very much limited by window space at the moment. I've generally picked them up from garden centres rather than specialist nurseries, so some I have still not properly identified as they tend to be labelled 'cactus'. If anyone can tell me what the large grey blue plant at the front is I'd be very grateful, I have at various times thought it was a Pachyphytum, an Echeveria and a Sedum and I think I've probably over potted it. Photos below.

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Excitingly though, we're selling the hot tub that came with our house (finally) and I'm going to put my share of the proceeds towards putting an 8'x12' greenhouse in it's place. This means that I can expand my collection and give some of my favourites, like the Austrocylindropuntia and Aristaloe, the space they deserve! And the Crassula ovata can finally have some proper light, there being no South facing area in our house big enough for it. I'm quite interested in getting some Lithops and Conophytum, don't know if I've missed the boat a bit on them for this year?

I joined the society just before Christmas so hopefully will get confirmation soon and am very much looking forward to receiving the first CactusWorld and getting some expert advice from you all!

All the best,

Alex
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire

Post by Pattock » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:06 pm

Welcome. I was born a mile outside Sherwood Forest's widest spread, to my annoyance.

Do you know about Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery t'other side of Matlock? I have not been for about ten years but I would advise visiting when it opens again in Spring. http://www.abbeybrookcacti.com/
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire

Post by juster » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:19 pm

Welcome Alex, you have some nice plants there. It will be good when you can get your greenhouse, much more useful than a hot tub!
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire

Post by edds » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:09 pm

Hi Alex, I'm in Nottinghamshire too. Welcome to the society.

I'd say your plant is a Pachyphytum or X Pachyveria looking at the flowers.
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire

Post by MatDz » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:38 pm

Howdy!

Leaf shape resembles xPachyveria scheideckeri.
Parentage: Pachyphytum bracteosum x Echeveria secunda
https://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel? ... S&aID=2602

Edit: yellow petals would also be a match!
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire

Post by el48tel » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:19 am

Welcome Alex
I'd certainly give AbbeyBrook a phone call in the spring.
The MSG group seed list is due out in a couple of months time for Lithops and Conophytum seeds.
Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, and attempting hybridisation.
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire

Post by atgamble » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:45 am

Thanks for the welcome all! x Pachyveria scheideckeri looks like a good match, it does have yellow flowers but for the life of me I can't find a photo of them blooming. Thanks for the ID on that.

I'll check out Abbey Brook, thanks all for the recommendation. I'll keep an eye peeled for the MSG seed list, hopefully by that time I'll have the greenhouse up or I'll have to fill up the windowsills with propagation trays again!
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Re: Hello from Nottinghamshire

Post by rodsmith » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:57 am

Welcome to the society and forum, Alex. Your collection may be small but all plants look to be in good condition.
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Growing a mixed collection of cacti & other succulents; mainly smaller species with a current emphasis on lithops & conophytum.
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