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by KathyM
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: More sloppy journalism
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: More sloppy journalism

Writers are unlikely to select the pictures for their articles. I think a lot of the mistakes happen when common names were used in searching for stock photos. I've seen articles about Begonias illustrated with a picture of a Saxifraga stolonifera plant, which has strawberry begonia as one of its co...
by KathyM
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Late seed lists etc
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Late seed lists etc

I think the forms for associate members are posted slightly later; my mum got hers Friday I think. But we put in a combined order using my form anyway. I'm not sure why there isn't a joint membership option like pretty much every other society has. I heard that it will be possible to order online ne...
by KathyM
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: Hairy and Hirsute
Replies: 11
Views: 3472

Re: Hairy and Hirsute

There are some amazing plant photos posted so far. This is a cristate Echeveria I spotted in a row of non-crested plants. I don't usually grow Echeverias but it intrigued me, so I thought I'd give it a go and see how it grew. It was unlabelled but appears to be E. 'Bombycina' or E. setosa. echeveria...
by KathyM
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Massonia
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: Massonia

My Massonia depressa bulbs looked like this about a month ago and I decided to split them because the biggest bud was on the middle plant completely hidden by a leaf. It's just starting to open now.
massonias348depressa b.jpg
by KathyM
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Special BCSS membership offer
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Special BCSS membership offer

Thank you, I now have journals!
by KathyM
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 3643

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

I'm trying to figure out where they've gone next. I've spotted some under the leaves of a Ludisia orchid in the living room but that's it so far.
by KathyM
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Confused Cacti
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Confused Cacti

My Rebutia muscula has a bud still to open so I'm wondering if I might get a December flower on it this year.
by KathyM
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 3643

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

I thought my Dioscorea on the living room windowsill had red spider mite, but I spotted some thrips under the leaves. Maybe this is why I've never noticed them before, if I've just always assumed they were red spider mite. I only spotted a few though and the plant has very damaged foliage so I assum...
by KathyM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: blotchy Haemanthus leaves - another virus?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: blotchy Haemanthus leaves - another virus?

Thank you. Hopefully I've spotted it before it spread to anything else, it hadn't been in my greenhouse long. And I'm glad I realised before I handed out virus infected plants to everyone!
by KathyM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 3643

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

I've had it growing as a houseplant so I wouldn't have thought it would get particularly cold. I have another Lepismium (bolivianum) which recently had its growing point turn black, so maybe the room is colder than I think. The growing points of the L. houletianum aren't marked though, although they...