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[7 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Rare cacti in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens vandalised

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens’ arid garden vandalised
Via the ABC.
Cacti in the Arid Garden were hacked with a sharp implement, such as a machete or axe, according to the garden’s staff.
About 80 per cent of the columnar cacti and succulents were attacked, staff said.
Many of the plants were more than 30 years old and the collection contained some rare and threatened species.
The garden’s chief executive, Tim Entwisle, says the damage had shocked staff and visitors.
He says it is difficult to comprehend.
“Someone’s come in overnight and they’ve just hacked away at some …

Aloe, Succuluent »

[4 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Aloe Plicatilis and Ferox Flowering 2

I’ve already posted a couple pictures of my Aloe Plicatilis and Aloe Ferox flowering, but as the Plicatilis, Fan Aloe, has now been moved I thought I’d commemorate it with another photo.
If you ever have to move plants this size then do you self a favour a hire from proper lifting gear. Five big guys could not budge my Fan Aloe, but that’s a story for another time.

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[4 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Aloe Ferox in Flower

My Aloe Ferox is now in flower, but the flowers are yet to open. When they do the local Wattle birds will come and feast. The flower give months of joy, as it slowly emerges and then blazes like a candelabra.

Photo by Tim

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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
My Old Cacti Garden 3 Aloe Plicatilis Fan Aloe and Ferox

I thought I’d post these three pictures to celebrate the Aloe’s which are now flowering in my garden. These pictures are from mid September 2004, not long prior to the big move. The Aloe Ferox and Aloe Plicatilis, Fan Aloe, both flower at the same time.

Our local extended family of Wattle birds absolutely love this Aloe Ferox. Seeing them feast on it is a magnificent sight.

Can you imagine moving this entire cacti garden across your backyard and then half of it back again nine months later? I think I’ve got …

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[13 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Agave Attenuata in Flower

Magnificent agave attenuata in flower.