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by Leandra
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 2197

Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Hi~ I can't really say I have a favourite. But perhaps my current "star" is this later flowering Christmas cactus, which I found just over a year ago in a charity shop. I wasn't too sure of what its fate would be as it smelled of damp and had some moss on it. So I got it to dry out and removed the m...
by Leandra
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Norfolk
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Hello from Norfolk

Hi~ After being a registered guest, I have finally joined you all! I am a complete newby and my disparate collection consists mainly- though not exclusively- of plants that have been rescued. I look forward to learning more and all being well, attending the local branch meetings. Best Wishes, Leandra
by Leandra
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: When to start watering again
Replies: 15
Views: 2462

Re: When to start watering again

Thankyou all very much for your replies. I appreciate it. Perhaps I should have made it clear that I wasn't actually told November is when to stop watering. I am(accidentally!) new to this game and had somehow managed to collect a few cacti :smile: and inadvertently discovered in November that they ...
by Leandra
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: When to start watering again
Replies: 15
Views: 2462

When to start watering again

Hi~

I have not watered my cacti since November (as advised) now and meanwhile, they have all been moved from their original peat bindings into more fitting compost and had time for their roots to heal.

When should I start watering them? All are currently bone dry.

Leandra
by Leandra
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Cacti featured in Woman's Weekly March 14th
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: Cacti featured in Woman's Weekly March 14th

Ha ha, it's most certainly not one of my regular reads either...and I mean that! I saw enough for a lifetime when my Mum was alive! :eek: So it was just pure chance that I discovered it as I was simply thumbing through a few different magazines to get a general idea of what reading material people a...
by Leandra
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Cacti featured in Woman's Weekly March 14th
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Cacti featured in Woman's Weekly March 14th

I just thought I would mention that there is an article featuring cacti in the present issue of Woman's Weekly (March 14th) on the shelves now. I spotted it whilst having a quick flick through the magazine but haven't read it as such; but it shows a few different varieties of cacti, which is good to...
by Leandra
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Notocactus availability in UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Notocactus availability in UK

Thankyou Juster for replying.

I will keep searching!

Best Wishes,

Leandra
by Leandra
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Latest rescue mission
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Re: Latest rescue mission

Many thanks for that link Keith. It does indeed look like a most excellent book and I will endeavor to look it out in due course. I think it is wise to always remember that our scientific knowledge is only as good as the tools with which we can measure phenomena and ultimately, the history of scient...
by Leandra
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Notocactus availability in UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Notocactus availability in UK

Thankyou Habanerocat, that's very interesting. I will ask if they are likely to have any in.

Does anybody here have any of these notocactus leninhausii f.cristatus themselves or know where I could get one from?

Best Wishes,

Leandra
by Leandra
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Notocactus availability in UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Notocactus availability in UK

Hi All~

Can anybody tell me if this particular shape of notocactus is rare or readily obtainable in the UK?

Thanks.

Leandra