Besides my interest in banknotes I also have a collection of cacti dotted throughout the house. While some may think a cactus needs little attention I do make sure I treat them with particular care. In a few weeks I’ll plunge each plant into a bucket of water to revive it (Brrrr!) and then repot in a mixture of compost, blood fish and bone and perlite, covering the top of the soil with washed gravel. They flourish and grow when treated with care. The spikes belie a rather lovely plant that responds to TLC. Perhaps your banknote album may need a Spring refreshment so have a look at the gaps in the collection and perhaps you will find on my site, a note(s) that will revive and renew the collection.