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by Paul D
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seed preparation
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Seed preparation

I squash the fruits and smear thinly on a piece of kitchen roll to dry. Once dry the seeds are much easier to handle.
by Paul D
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Is this root mealy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1754

Re: Is this root mealy?

The hot water method is very interesting. I'd be glad to hear if anyone here has tried it and whether or not it was successful (getting rid of bugs and not damaging plants).
by Paul D
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Remove peat ft
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Remove peat ft

Hi all I would like advice on removing peat/compost from cactus football prior to repotting. I would wait until the spring Bob- the main reason being that the peat requires to be soaked to get it out of the roots, so best done on warm days when the plant can dry off easily. After soaking I then jus...
by Paul D
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 33
Views: 3071

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

They are capable of doing serious damage to cacti. I have had some problems with this. A summary of how serious the problem is in the UK is here:
http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Document.aspx ... 5_ABS.docx
by Paul D
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Re: Hello!

Welcome rca :)
by Paul D
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Introduction

Welcome Bonsai2 :) There are a few of us in Scotland. Which part are you in?
by Paul D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: Lithops

It has the look of a newly-made website. There are a few wee corrections still needing done. My guess is that Tony hasn't got the shop side sorted yet. There's a phone number given there though.
by Paul D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Tours
Topic: Lithops collection
Replies: 8
Views: 2702

Re: Lithops collection

Very impressive Mark. You seem to do well with the Asclepiads as well. I can't access your facebook page. Do you sell cuttings / offsets?
by Paul D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Good evening!
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: Good evening!

Welcome Steve. Good to see the Instagram ;)
by Paul D
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: pesticide cupboards
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: pesticide cupboards

Having done a little bit of searching the plastic ones are a lot more expensive than the metal ones. I can get three metal ones for the price of one plastic! So, despite the potential rust problem, I think I'll go for the metal one after all, and can replace every couple of years if need be. One com...