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Contents 2018 issues
(Other) Favourite plants
A look at some dwarf rebutias.
Who knew Conophytums grew on walls
Photographing plants on sheer cliffs in South Africa.
Some true Turbinicarpus
A look at the T. schmiedickeanus group
The first Agave to flower in England
A report from 1758.
Building a greenhouse
Not as straightforward as you might think.
Training at Kew
Training to be a horticulturist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Some notes on the factors which affect seed dispersal taken from Oblog.
A series of intricate drawings of the Dorstenia species.
Czeching it out
Visiting two leading Czech nurseries.
Adenia – Part 2
Describing some of the many different types and forms in this fascinating genus.
What I'm interested in today
Ian talks about how his collection and interests have developed.
Legends of the saguaro
Some legends and beliefs relating to this iconic cactus
Two interesting Euphorbias
The third article in this series looking at two more euphorbias from Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Western Flower Thrip control
A suggestion for controlling this pest.
A look at this attractive plant which was only discovered comparatively recently.
A visit to Le Jardin Exotique
Mainly photographs of this stunning garden.
Sclerocactus – impossible or just very difficult?
A look at some members of this difficult genus and how the author grows them.
Adenia – Part 1
An introduction to the genus and its cultivation.
Flowering Boophone disticha
The amazing flower of this South African plant.
Haworthia junction – a four way crossing
A picture gallery of hybrid haworthias crossed from four choice species.
How I control mealy bug
The author's recommendation based on experience.
Charles Lemaire and the Iconographie descriptive des Cactées
An overlooked 19th century botanist illustrated with plates from his best-known work.
Cactus Crawl 2018 – the French fling
The annual trip to the continent to buy plants.
Epiphyte or not?
Some cacti growing in unexpected places.
Chilean Cinderellas - Thelocephala
A group of Eriosyce which is often overlooked.
What is a well-drained growing medium?
The author describes an experiment to see how different growing media perform.
My Stapeliad collection
Mike Cullen talks about his collection of Stapeliads.
The return of the Rapicactus
A review of the genus Rapicactus.
Interesting and exotic additions to the garden.
The world's largest bromeliad.
Taken from Oblog