CACTUS Shop, a new nursery specialising in cacti and succulents, has opened in Winkleigh.
Proprietor Ralph Northcott has been growing cacti and succulents since he was nine and obtained a degree in horticultural science at Reading University. He started his business in 1979 from greenhouses at his home in Exeter, then expanded to a site at Kenford, near Exeter, before moving to Banstead, Surrey. Now he has returned to Devon.
Ralph prides himself on propagating plants in his 80ft x 60ft purpose-built greenhouse and he supplies more than 600 plant varieties.
Ralph is holding an open day on April 1 from 10am to 4pm. For further information visit cactusshop.co.uk