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by Cactusgirl
Fri May 31, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's wrong with this plant?
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: What's wrong with this plant?

Oh that's a shame. I try to keep the greenhouse at around 6-7 degrees. Maybe this plant needs warmer temperatures? If so I will bring in my house next winter with my Melocactus.
by Cactusgirl
Fri May 31, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What's wrong with this plant?
Replies: 5
Views: 360

What's wrong with this plant?

Can anyone tell me please what's wrong with this plant? It's developed some brown patches!
by Cactusgirl
Sun May 26, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Diatomaceous earth
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: Diatomaceous earth

Thanks all for the above discussion. Very interesting to know that this is used where chemicals are impractical. As it's a fine powder it seems to mix in well with my compost mixture. I guess when I come to 're pot I will see then if it has been instrumental in preventing root meals!
by Cactusgirl
Sat May 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Diatomaceous earth
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Diatomaceous earth

I am now starting to 're pot the few cacti and succulents collected to date. I have made my own mixture of compost up after reading on here others recipes. I'm using molar clay (the oil spillage granules) grit and 25% JI number 2. However to this mixture I'm adding diatomaceous earth. This is a powd...
by Cactusgirl
Mon May 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Fans for ventilation?
Replies: 19
Views: 737

Re: Fans for ventilation?

I use 2 solar panels to power my fans in my greenhouse and they work really well. Were easy to set up too
by Cactusgirl
Fri May 10, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia time again
Replies: 28
Views: 1427

Re: Rebutia time again

Yes it is. I bought it from Southfields in Spalding...along with a few others!!
by Cactusgirl
Thu May 09, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rebutia time again
Replies: 28
Views: 1427

Re: Rebutia time again

This is mine in flower. Yes I am cheating as I only bought the plant 2 weeks ago!
by Cactusgirl
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter - quick questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1023

Re: Cat litter - quick questions

I use this product from Ebay. It certainly seems as though it's a good product to use in a cacti and succulent potting mix. I'm going to try some seedling Lithops in it with nothing else and see how that works - as I'm very conscious of overwatering!
by Cactusgirl
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please can I have a list of minimum temperatures by species?
Replies: 13
Views: 1578

Re: Please can I have a list of minimum temperatures by species?

If you have any blue coloured cacti or any Melocactus I would keep them warmer than the others during the winter. My blue cacti are still small enough to stay in my propogator and the Melos are in my house during winter
by Cactusgirl
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How long can rooted plants...
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: How long can rooted plants...

I'm looking for a book on Melocactus. Is this one a good guide to their care?