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Maybe hywel can give some more direction on this one, there seems to be a few similar in colour…

Mammillaria spinosissima ‘Un Pico’??

Little Haworthia cooperi going mad with 2 inflorescence.

Gasteria baylisiana

Red Lampranthus now starting to flower

Yes, I have day lilies! :-)

Finally, you know my “dragons” by now, but I told you that there may have been a baby, last year -- welll…

I finally caught him/her (it) on camera – it is still a little afraid of the fatty on 2 legs, but will learn I am no threat. There has been another arrival too, so we have 4 dragons now and they hunt in plain sight, especially where there are flowers and insects.

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loved your blog, wonderful creature lucky you.

22 Sep, 2012


Thanks - yes, I love my "wildlife" in the garden, they moved in about 6-8 months after I started to develop the garden, and decided to stay, I guess one cannot ask for a better compliment.

22 Sep, 2012


I tried looking it up. ... Because of the flower with a redish throat, it may be G. vatteri.
The other one could be Mammillaria spinosissima. So many are simmilar

Your succulents are great. They're fascinating aren't they.
What do your dragons think of them ;o)

22 Sep, 2012


They must love them, very little other plants but they chose busy type plants like Salvia's to hide behind at night and in winter. What about Gymnocalycium pflanzii?

22 Sep, 2012


Cant get my head round the spellings. Have saved.
Thank you Homebird.

23 Sep, 2012


Yes it could be that one aswell. Actually the spines look more alike in that one.

23 Sep, 2012


Littlelegs - the Gasteria is gorgeous!

23 Sep, 2012


Thanks for the comments, I guess we are in the correct genus at least, Hywel! :-) pflanzii with ? for now.

23 Sep, 2012

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