A bit of trivia about O. microdasys, var. albispina ~~ supposedly it's dangerous as the glochids are so loosely attached that they can detach in the wind and blow into your eyes. The other colors of O. microdasys don't have this attribute.
Personally I don't believe it, as I've grown all the colors at one time or another & never noticed any problem with glochid attack by var albispina.
Coo, Mick, that Euphorbia is lovely...I think they are one of my favourite groups. Opuntias always look like they could get up and walk off though - slightly wary of them! Lingering childhood memories of Bill and Ben the flowerpot men - scary.....
Did you get a picture of that climbing Pelargonium please?
Mickthecactus, I am showing you what I have done with those cactus seeds (with your good advice) - I hope that this is what it's all supposed to look like! I put the postcard picture of each cactus seed inside the plasric bag so I know what to expect in that pot.
This is your plant in the first picture, Tod ~~ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalanchoe_beharensis You have a lovely specimen. I love that plant, It reminds me of a tall, shy young woman caught between beauty and gawkiness.
In the second picture, that's an Agave attenuata just to the right of the fern. I like them best before they've developed a trunk. Check underneath for babies -- it's definitely worth propagating!
Gee Bixa, thanks for all those links to information about these plants in my succulents garden! In both cases they are so happy growing in full sun that they overdo it in the 'baby' plant production About once a year have to be thinned out. We used enormous Agave's for part of the decoration at a very Ooh La la function at my son's school. After cutting them, stem and all, we sprayed the leaves gold and laid them out on each side of the entrance to the marquee, forming a glamorous footpath. My son is 35 now so it was some years ago ;D