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by Tony R
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My battle with the bug
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: My battle with the bug

Meths is 100% effective in my experience (if used on a dry root ball), but you are going to need a lot to give all the plants a root bath in it. This might be a silly question but what is/are Meths? Is it anything like Isopropyl alcohol? I hesitate doing a google search for meths because I know wha...
by Tony R
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Solufeed
Replies: 21
Views: 747

Re: Solufeed

Terry S. wrote:You haven't told us what Solufeed has as its nitrogen source.
All 3 main sources of nitrogen:

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by Tony R
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Solufeed
Replies: 21
Views: 747

Re: Solufeed

Solufeed have a summary guide to plant nutrition on their website:
https://shop.solufeed.co.uk/advice-tips/plant-nutrition/
by Tony R
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sansevieria Books & ‘Definitive’ C & S Books
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Sansevieria Books & ‘Definitive’ C & S Books

Rich45s wrote: ... the genus / genii? ....


genus is a 3rd declension latin noun, gender neuter.
genera = plural :grin:
by Tony R
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gasteria Cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Gasteria Cuttings

They are easy to root, but very slow to grow from a cutting, from my experience. Result of above photos would be about five years.... In fact, 3.5 years for the first one - November 2014 to June 2018 and 2.5 years for the second one - November 2015 to June 2018. G. batesiana is much quicker and can...
by Tony R
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gasteria Cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Gasteria Cuttings

If they have enough succulence in them, they should root down readily at this time of year. Once they have calloused over, put them in slightly moist compost with the cut only just below the surface. Once they have rooted you can lower them slightly. Eventually, new plantlets will appear. Here are a...
by Tony R
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Tours
Topic: My Chile
Replies: 18
Views: 3259

Re: My Chile

Thanks for posting - a lovely set of well-grown Chilean plants.
by Tony R
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Parodia Roseobutia
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Parodia Roseobutia

Presumably what was Notocactus roseoluteus which got sunk under Parodia mammulosa?
Lovely flowers (tu)
by Tony R
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Judges Course
Replies: 15
Views: 881

Re: BCSS Judges Course

Well said, Ian, and all the other contributors to this thread. At our village Horticultural Society meeting last month we had a speaker who is the owner of a local chain of garden centres. Apart from it having been a desperate start to the gardening year for them because of the weather, she said tha...

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