Some species of Opuntia are fully hardy in the UK, only requiring sharp drainage, and they don't even need rain protection. Do you know what species it is?
Think this is one Ryan took a cutting from while on holiday in Spain?
Aha Dove you were close but it was actually southern France and Alan I'm afraid I have no name of the specimen but i could post a picture if that would be of any help?
Ryan, Not sure if I've mentioned this before . There's a " hardy tropical gardening" group on FB, they'd be able to help with cacti and stuff. Very knowledgeable lot there.
Bit like us lot really eh?
There are lots of Opuntias so it might not be easy to identify it exactly, but I might be able to make a guess, especially if you have a photo of the flowers. No guarantee though!
Ryan, I'm very much a spectator on that fb group, but they sure are passionate.
they're worldwide so don't be surprised by some of the stuff they talk about.