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Streptocarpus Saxorum

It’s been a long time since my last post but I’ve had a busy few months and have now propagated a number of plants for a variety of Gesneriad species. One of these is Streptocarpus saxorum, a member of the … Continue reading

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Leaf Cuttings – Making the Most of them…

I’ve been checking over the latest batch of leaf cuttings and thought I’d mention a quick tip (that’s probably a bit of an exaggeration as this is probably not news to most people…). Anyway, if you’re lucky with your leaf … Continue reading

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The Sun Has Got His Hat ON!

Blimey – it’s been a while since I made a post – the time has passed in a bit of blur over the last few months as I’ve had a lot of interest from my website (www.cloudviolets.co.uk). Perhaps the miserable … Continue reading

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Hybridizing African Violets

Happy New Year to everyone who reads my african violet blog! Sometimes you find that someone else has done something far better than you can manage and I’ve had one of the those moments this morning. I came across a … Continue reading

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Eucodonia – African Violet meets Streptocarpus

Here is a fascinating little house plant that we have started to grow and is a relative of the african violet (being in the same family of Gesneriaceae). From what I can deduce from various sources, the genus Eucodonia was … Continue reading

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Sinningia Leucotricha

This african violet cousin (in the same Gesneriad family) is a really striking plant and one that we are keen to start supplying in the New Year once we have established a sufficient number of them. We are, however, already … Continue reading

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House Plants Appear on the BBC!

I watched a great programme the other night called ‘Great British Garden Revival’ ¬†on BBC 2. It had a section on house plants which is pretty rare in my experience for most gardening progs! I had a bit of greenhouse … Continue reading

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