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by Liz M
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld
Replies: 41
Views: 700

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: 57
Views: 1456

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: 16
Views: 473

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...
by Liz M
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any Aeonium buffs out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Any Aeonium buffs out there?

Hi Stevium. The stem is floppy because you are growing inside, presumably in summer, as well as winter. I definitely recommend growing it outside in summer, protecting it from excess rain and sun. In winter, don't water it very much. Too much water will encourage it to grow in weak light, which will...
by Liz M
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any Aeonium buffs out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Any Aeonium buffs out there?

I treat my Aeoniums as winter growers, in that I keep them above freezing and water them enough (really just damp) to stop them from dropping too many leaves in winter. They lose their colour over autumn and winter then pick up better colour as spring moves on, then I put them outside when fear of f...
by Liz M
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: December 2018 - Crassulaceae
Replies: 21
Views: 2121

Re: December 2018 - Crassulaceae

Just one last one/ Aeonium aureum.
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by Liz M
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: December 2018 - Crassulaceae
Replies: 21
Views: 2121

Re: December 2018 - Crassulaceae

Some of my better Crassulaceae pictures
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Aeonium leucoblepharum
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Aeonium arboreum rubrolineatum
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Echeveria shaviana hybrid
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Echeveria chihuahuaensis
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Sedum suaveolens
by Liz M
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Small Agaves
Replies: 20
Views: 2741

Re: Small Agaves

Yet again, my point has been proven, 'Don't trust the name on the label'. I am only too happy to give up the name Agave ghiesbreghtii but I would like to know the real name. However, as hybrids are everywhere these days the chances of getting the correct one are not good. Perhaps it would be better ...
by Liz M
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: sedum ID please.
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: sedum ID please.

If your's flowered prolifically with white flowers and then seedlings turned up in any number of pots, then it is Sedum hispanicum. I have it and I have seedlings, very pretty, that have popped up in all sorts of pots. I don't know how hardy it is but I am sure it is in some of my pots outside so co...
by Liz M
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: A week in Gran Canaria
Replies: 20
Views: 11279

Re: A week in Gran Canaria

Hi John, if you can correct the wrong names, I would be very grateful. I did struggle to find names that I thought were right.