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by Liz M
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recycling plastic pots
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Recycling plastic pots

It sounds great. I used to rummage in these pot re-cycling boxes and found some really useful finds. I have missed them. Let's hope they make a comeback everywhere.
by Liz M
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Shipping live plants.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Shipping live plants.

I have sent a lot of plants through the post and as many here do, I wrap them with either tissues or kitchen roll, then pack them tightly in a box, usually lined with re-cycled bubble wrap(I always seem to have plenty from other packaging). There is enough plastic washing around in the oceans that I...
by Liz M
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: July 2018 - Little cacti
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: July 2018 - Little cacti

A recent flower. Escobaria aesteri
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by Liz M
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: July 2018 - Little cacti
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: July 2018 - Little cacti

Some of my smallest plants, flowering their heads off.
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Turbinicarpus valdezianus
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Turbinicarpus pectinatinatus
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Gymnocalycium bruchii
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Aylostera pygmaea
by Liz M
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeonium cuttings help
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Aeonium cuttings help

At this time of year, I would leave them all alone and just water a little, especially the stem and bottom cuttings. The time to start doing anything with these is in autumn, when the days are cooler. Aeoniums, being winter growers, are starting to come to life in September and October, that is the ...
by Liz M
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Optimum temperature to germinate echeverias
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Optimum temperature to germinate echeverias

I don't grow Echeverias from seed but I do have a lot of Echeverias and they produce seed. I don't keep it as it would probably produce a lot of unknown hybrids. However, I am always getting Echeveria seedlings coming up among my plants. They are in the greenhouse and many outside at the moment. The...
by Liz M
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dandelion?
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Dandelion?

Nothing like a Dandelion or else they would be popping up all over my garden. Not seen any.
by Liz M
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2018 – My most beautiful flower
Replies: 24
Views: 3535

Re: June 2018 – My most beautiful flower

A scruffy plant but amazing flowers. Echinocereus pentlophus.
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Echinocereus pentalophus
by Liz M
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rooting aloe plicatilis cutting ??
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: Rooting aloe plicatilis cutting ??

I have two Aloe plicatilis and I have been told and have found that they are fairly tough. Both are kept inside in winter, at just above freezing and are given a little water from time to time. About April they come outside, in the sun and stay there all summer until late September, being watered qu...
by Liz M
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rooting aloe plicatilis cutting ??
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: Rooting aloe plicatilis cutting ??

I have heard of others successfully rooting succulent cuttings in water. It sounds bizarre, when water makes them rot. Worth a try, with something you can afford to lose.