Cactus flowers 2018

This summer has been very hot and the greenhouse has been up to 50ºC at times, this has suited the cacti and the basil very nicely so there are a few cactus flowers to show off.       Above left: Astrophytum capricorne              above right: Mamillaria grahamii       Above left: Parodia subterrania      above right: parodia microsperma       […]

The allotment 2018

It has been a fairly warm start so far this season, so  some things are coming on quite well       above, yellow courgette and on the right verde courgette             above, various quashes, I am trying 3 sisters with some of these, and will update later in the season finally for the moment, the […]

Cactus in the greenhouse

Here are some pictures of some of the cacti and succulents I have grown and flowered over the years     astrophytum myriostigma v. nudum                 astrophytum capricorne the 2 of them together, both from seed about 1997      notocactus ottonis                                                  notocactus scopa     echinopsis eyriesii, very short spines                    echinopsis multiplex     parodia subterrania                                               parodia microsperma v. […]

Credit card pouches

These small leather pouches are credit card size, the fit easily in the pocket, and are closed with velcro. A good selection of colours and decorations available. They will hold all standard size cards, and folded currency notes as well.

Multicoloured shirts, made to order

I want to make it clear that all my shirts are hand made by myself, I don’t employ any third world sweatshops or use any forced labour. I carry a small stock that are generally the “one size fits all” which will fit anyone whose maximum circumference does not exceed about 46 inches or about […]

India 2009, New Delhi

New Delhi, the administrative capital of India has a lot of interesting places for you to see, for me one of the best was the Crafts Museum, which has a number of resident craftspeople and lots of amazing things that they produce, from pottery to calligraphy. Also seen here are some traditional large terracotta pieces […]

India 2009, Madurai

I was lucky to go to India for a second time in 2009, here are some pictures from Madurai, famous for the Meenakshi Temple which dates back to before the time of Alexander the Great.

The greenhouse in october

The cacti will not be watered till next spring at the earliest and the soft plants will be brought back inside fairly soon. Due to a rather cool damp summer the jalapeños are not at all hot, though they look good, hot peppers need hot weather and lots of sun to work properly. The regular […]

The allotment october

The season for most things now is pretty well finished, although there are some winter crops yet to come. These 2 squashes are over 40cm long, and although they came from my own butternut seed you can see they have been cross pollinated with another squash, more photos to follow when they are cut, These […]

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