A to Z of plants continuation

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John J

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Re: A to Z of plants continuation
« Reply #150 on: September 04, 2019, 06:01:06 AM »
Today I have included a cactus, Tephrocactus articulatus var papyracanthus. Very easy to grow as pieces break away and root readily.
The third photo is, I believe, T. articulatus var inermis but there appears to be such a wide variety that I'm willing to be corrected.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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Re: A to Z of plants continuation
« Reply #151 on: September 05, 2019, 02:08:07 PM »
We have 4 different Thunbergia.
Thunbergia alata and T. alata 'Arizona Dark Red' (unfortunately not in flower).
T. erecta.
T. grandiflora.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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Re: A to Z of plants continuation
« Reply #152 on: September 06, 2019, 05:04:39 PM »
Tradescantia make useful ground cover. We have a few varieties including, T. pallida 'Purpurea', T. sillamontana, and T. spathacea among them.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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Re: A to Z of plants continuation
« Reply #153 on: September 07, 2019, 06:08:55 AM »
Tulbaghia violacea looks good when planted en-masse but can emit a strong smell of onions.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)