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Cacti & Succulents

Post by Hello1 » May 23rd, 2013, 4:20 pm

A pretty Succulent

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Re: What is Blooming in Your Garden

Post by Tahir Khan » May 23rd, 2013, 6:27 pm

lovely... its called haworthia coarctata.

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Cacti & Succulents

Post by Hello1 » May 25th, 2013, 12:10 am

Besides the one pictured below, I have waterlilies in white and yellow colors as well. However, they do not flower so profusely. The black specks on the flower are Honey Bees.
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Re: What is Blooming in Your Garden.

Post by Tahir Khan » May 25th, 2013, 12:12 am

That is very beautiful :)

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Re: What is Blooming in Your Garden.

Post by M Farooq » May 25th, 2013, 10:24 am

Hello1 wrote:Besides the one pictured below, I have waterlilies in white and yellow colors as well. However, they do not flower so profusely. The black specks on the flower are Honey Bees.
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Wow, this blue water lily is one of my childhood dreams! I saw in Shalimar but it was too heavy on pocket then (I was school going)... but then I got pink water lilies...eventually we had to fill up the small pond because of mosquitoes.

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Astrophytum Myriostigma

Post by Hello1 » May 26th, 2013, 4:02 pm

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This morning, I saw that the cactus bud which I had been observing for days, was about to bloom. Sure enough as the day progressed and the sun got hotter and brighter, this this delicate flower of exquisite lacy beauty emerged..

Just as I had finished phottographing it, I spotted a red tailed bulbul sitting on a champa branch. A very welcome visitor looking for a suitable nesting place.

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Re: What Is Blooming In Your Garden

Post by Tahir Khan » May 27th, 2013, 1:26 am

This is Astrophytum Myriostigma with very fragrant lime yellow blooms... My favourite :)

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Re: What Is Blooming In Your Garden

Post by Hello1 » May 27th, 2013, 3:57 pm

Tahir Khan wrote:This is Astrophytum Myriostigma with very fragrant lime yellow blooms... My favourite :)
Tahir Sb: Glad you liked it. My experience was that it used to throw out just one flower in the summer. This time, contrary to accepted wisdom, I have been feeding it a balanced 20-20-20 fertiliser and also watering more than what is normally recommended. So, this time round, it's the 4th time this plant has flowered. Once it had 3 flowers at the same time. What is your take on this ?

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Re: What Is Blooming In Your Garden

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 27th, 2013, 3:59 pm

@Hello1...just a humble suggestion. Please give proper heading to your thread in what is blooming in your garden.....the heading you are giving is a name of a section in forum :-)

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Re: What Is Blooming In Your Garden

Post by Tahir Khan » May 27th, 2013, 4:17 pm

Hello1 wrote:
Tahir Khan wrote:This is Astrophytum Myriostigma with very fragrant lime yellow blooms... My favourite :)
Tahir Sb: Glad you liked it. My experience was that it used to throw out just one flower in the summer. This time, contrary to accepted wisdom, I have been feeding it a balanced 20-20-20 fertiliser and also watering more than what is normally recommended. So, this time round, it's the 4th time this plant has flowered. Once it had 3 flowers at the same time. What is your take on this ?
It depends on the amount of sunlight it gets mine has thrown upto 4 blooms in a go i don't feed it with growmore instead i use DAP and potassium sulfate just 2 times in a season one feeding in March and other in July, watering a cactus as important as it is for other plants.. if you neglect a cactus it wont grow but will remain prostate and stunned

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