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Learn about cacti and succulents at this workshop
Over the last few years, cacti and succulents have become so popular. I actually save them and have a garden full of all different species of both cacti and succulents.
There are quite a few things you need to know about them even though they are low maintenance and need little to thrive.
To this end, you can attend a workshop on both cacti and succulents. Many of them originate from the dry parts of Africa and the Americas. They are great plants as they need little water to grow and survive and many of them have stunning flowers.
A flower I have regularly
They respond to treatment similar to the conditions that they encounter in these dry, arid zones. It is those species that grow in different conditions that often interest some people.
A few of my own collection ready to plant
There are the stonecrops which are a succulent sedum plant that is ideal for the dry areas of your garden. Growing stonecrops is one of the easier ones to grow and these even grow in the chill wastelands of Europe.
There is also the semi-epiphytic Rhipsalis which has also adapted to tropical rain forest, and that very common family of field and forest - the Euphorbia.
The Mountain Man will be giving this talk on Sunday 23rd June 2019 from 10.00 am to 11.30 am. He will do this at Trevallan Lifestyle Centre, 77 Fernvale Road, Brassall.
Here the Mountain Man will look at the adaptations of these mostly dry land plants as well as discussing a few others that are a similar species of plant but love the humidity.
He will also teach you how to propagate them, their use in containers and bedding, and many more tips for you to look after these beautiful and intriguing plants!
The cost of this workshop is $20 per person and you can buy your tickets at this website.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER The Mountain Man is actually a third generation diploma qualified horticulturist and he has more than fifteen years' experience.
His real name is Rob and he also has a background in wholesale and retail nursery. Rob has worked on plant tissue culture and boutique gardening, and his current speciality and interest is in cacti, succulents, epiphytes and plants that are unusual and not commonly available in cultivation.