May - 2022 Don't hide your hybrids.

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Here is my favourite hybrid. No showy flowers but an unusual plant. A rare natural hybrid between Agave montana and Agave mitis, this was grown from seed collected from the pod of an Agave montana at the one and only place in the world where these two plants co-exist. Despite only being maybe 10 years old it is quickly gaining size - aproximately 1.5m across - in looks it currently favouring the pollen parent Agave mitis but much larger. Yet with each passing year the montana genes make themselves more apparent.
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I have one other of these hybrids that is rather different - much toothier - that I kept potted and cored. One of the resultant offspring has now been planted out but it is way behind this gorgeous beauty :)
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My favourite hybrid Rebutia/Aylostera flower,
Rebutia 'Amber'
Rebutia 'Amber'
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Nearly halfway through the month.
Entries so far have been excellent.
Keep them coming.
Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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Epiphyllum ‘Bliss’ a two year old grown from a cutting, I am amazed I never realised the flowers would be so showy!
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OK I'll give it a go! I too have chosen a couple of Epipytes, you don't seem to see many these days or is it because I don't have many now!!

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I wasn't expecting to have anything else new for this month's competition but on what was supposed to be a brief look in the greenhouse after a day of medical appointments I found I had another hybrid in flower. As I'm not sure the flowers would last another day had to make quick choice between camera and phone to grab a few shots.
Lobivia 'Carnival' which is one of Southfield's hybrids

Started by placing black card under/behind plant but and putting labels in front of pot wasn't actually the first shot but perhaps makes better storyline with it first
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reference shot
Scruffy plant body meant I couldn't manage a "nice" image of whole plant
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whole plant
Decided best to hide plant body under flower by taking overhead shots but nothing seemed quite right, couldn't decide if close crop or full pot looked best so here they both are
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full pot
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One of my Epiphyllum came into flower today too,
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My own hybrid Echinopsis, named after my daughter Rebecca
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I got this plant from Abbey Brook many years ago, at the time it wasn't named just said Echinopsis calochlora x calorubra on label
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I went to my greenhouse today to check the latest flower bud that I knew was developing on my Echinopsis calochlora x calorubra as I thought I might need to move it from its usual top shelf location to prevent damage to the flower when it opened. What I wasn't expecting was a flower on my Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln Aloha' (Southfield Nurseries Hybrid) which is in same location
Chamaelobivia  'Lincoln Aloha' (Southfield Nurseries Hybrid)<br />Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln Aloha'
Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln Aloha' (Southfield Nurseries Hybrid)
Chamaelobivia 'Lincoln Aloha'
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