Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Schlumbergera opuntioides and Agave Utahensis
I,m so busy in the garden at the moment sowing seeds , tidying, planting , pruning , that I have hardly any time to blog !
I thought I,d very quickly show you a few pics of things going on .
The pictures above are of my Schlumbergera opuntioides . It has been coming into bud since before Christmas..it really takes it's time to flower ..hopefully I will have some fully open flower photos to show you very soon . They last so much longer than the flowers on Ripsalis ,or the regular Shlumbergeras . I love how it is half Shlumbergera and half Opuntia .
Meanwhile up in the greenhouse I have hundreds of cacti , succulents and Agaves that desperately need re-potting . So I have made a start with this Agave Utahensis .
I grew this from seed from the British Cactus Society about 15 years ago and it hasn't left this pot..which has forced it to remain small .
Now I want it to grow big !
I am thinking about replacing the Agave potatorum , outside on the gravel bed with this, if and when it eventually withers away .
Agave Utahensis is a much more dramatically and sharply angular Agave . Very spiky . Love it !
The sun is shining ..I,m off out into the garden .....so much to do !