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by Liz M
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: La Gomera mid February
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: La Gomera mid February

Thank you. The Hotel Jardin Tecina in Playa Santiago. It's quite a good place to stay, as it is on a bus route and the ferry stops there, too.
by Liz M
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: La Gomera mid February
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: La Gomera mid February

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The misty mountains of the interior
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Aeonium castello-paivae
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Aeonium spathulatum
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Aeonium spathulatum in flower
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Aeonium decorum in bud
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Aeonium decorum close up
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Aeonium arboreum with tannic stripes
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The shady side again with Monanthes pallens
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A wall with Aeonium diplocyclum in shade and bud
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Aeonium diplocyclum in flower
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A rock wall covered in aeonium diplocyclum
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Aeonium canariense ssp subplanum in bud
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Aeonium diplocyclum in bud among moss and Monanthes
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Aloe vera
by Liz M
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: La Gomera mid February
Replies: 4
Views: 61

La Gomera mid February

I went to La Gomera many years ago, mostly through Ray Stephenson's glowing account of the place. I was not disappointed then and this time was even better, because I knew the place and saw even more than last time.
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Aeonium diplocyclum
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Aeonium diplocyclum in flower, a lucky find.
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Aeonium arboreum
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Aeonium appendiculatum
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Aeonium appendiculatum in flower
by Liz M
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: Fuerteventura last week of February
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Fuerteventura last week of February

I was fortunate enough to discover Caralluma burchardii, when I was in Fuerteventura several years ago. I found it a very exciting find. I'm glad you found it in a different place to mine, this was high up in the mountains in the north.
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Caralluma burchardii.
by Liz M
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Provado new formulation
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Provado new formulation

I never found Provado very effective for mealie bugs and used to use meths painted on to kill them. Then I found it marked leaves badly on the Crassulaceae family and in some cases nearly killed them. So, I gave up with that. Then I tried neem oil in a suspension of washing up liquid. That was reaso...
by Liz M
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Echeveria Agavoides

Some nice Echeverias you have there, I have quite a few and a number of E agavoides, including several you pictured. I broke up an agavoides 'Red Edge', if you are interested. PM me and I will get back to you.
by Liz M
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium sunburst variegata cristate - what to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Aeonium sunburst variegata cristate - what to do?

It's probably the reverted growth that is making it top heavy. I would carefully remove all of them and as Diane says, root them after leaving them to dry for a few days. If you don't remove all the reverted rosettes you will risk losing the cristate growth, as the normal rosettes will be much more ...
by Liz M
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld
Replies: 61
Views: 6397

Re: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld

These remarks may seem obvious to most reading here but if you come across novice growers you will find they need simple basic information. Make your own compost and never buy 'Cactus Compost' as it is usually peat with a few pieces of gravel in it. To make your own compost use 50% John Innes no2 or...
by Liz M
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 71
Views: 6724

Re: Time for a name change?

When I was reading all the previous posts on this subject, I thought SucculentWorld! Then another think produced SucculentsWorld. Only a small difference but it may make the reader think, 'Is there more than one succulent or type of succulent?' It means succulents and cacti to those who know and a q...
by Liz M
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1951

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

Hi Anthony, I made an outside bed last year but due to the late spring snow and cold not much survived. I live in the North-West where it is cold and damp at the best of times in winter, so no surprise that not much survived. A Delosperma I plant DID survive and continued to grow during the summer a...