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by Duns
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: The Weather Forecast
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: The Weather Forecast

Many thanks Mike, Gary and Brian for your comments. I will hold off watering the cactii for another month but will start on re-potting this week.

Thanks again

John
by Duns
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: The Weather Forecast
Replies: 5
Views: 237

The Weather Forecast

I was encouraged by the last few days of decent weather up here in Yorkshire, so much so that I am tempted to give my very thirsty cactii a sip of water. However looking at next weeks weather forecast I am inclined to wait a bit longer. I am interested to know if anyone has started watering yet, My ...
by Duns
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID Help Again Please
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: ID Help Again Please

Thank you Diane and Mike - at least I did recognise them as Mammillaria (big improvement for me) :wink:

Your help is much appreciated. I could not resist buying these plants when I saw they were already starting to flower - of course I did not stop at just 2 plants!

John
by Duns
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID Help Again Please
Replies: 3
Views: 171

ID Help Again Please

I recently purchased 2 Mammillaria (I think!!) but that is as far as I have got with ID.
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Is it M malthildae?
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Is it M lauii or melanocentra


Many thanks in anticipation

John
by Duns
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few pics from my place last year
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: A few pics from my place last year

Paul - absolutely fantastic great garden and great photographs.
by Duns
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seedlings - a nice shade of red
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Seedlings - a nice shade of red

Thank you very much Iann for your advice and associated explanation - very helpful. Combined with the advice from Habanerocat and Mike my plan is formulated :grin: 1 Reduce lighting - the propagator is in a position of good light in the greenhouse. 2 Increase propagator temperature to say 23C 3 Chec...
by Duns
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seedlings - a nice shade of red
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Seedlings - a nice shade of red

Thanks Mike - will do.

John
by Duns
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seedlings - a nice shade of red
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Seedlings - a nice shade of red

Many thanks Habanerocat - I will reduce propagator temperature and reduce the grow lamp duration and see if that helps.

John
by Duns
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seedlings - a nice shade of red
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Seedlings - a nice shade of red

I have a tray of mixed cacti seedlings that were sown in September 2017 and kept on a windowsill in the house. When I got my new propagator and 2 led grow lights I moved them into the greenhouse (heated to 3 - 5C) placed in the propagator (set to 20C) with lights set to operate from 6am to 8pm. They...
by Duns
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: January 2018 - Winter Blues
Replies: 20
Views: 1838

Re: January 2018 - Winter Blues

Well here goes - my first entry into the photo comp!!! I have a limited collection of plants about 30 but steadily growing and the three images below are the only three plants which on a good day and if the light is good and I don't have my contact lenses in there is a hint of blue and of course it ...

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