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by KeithG
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Went to the GC to buy a bodywarmer and.........
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Went to the GC to buy a bodywarmer and.........

This place is like the Waitrose of GCs - top dollar is the normal price but when they discount stuff they do it properly! So (for example) if you were minded to buy a Medinilla magnifica you should be able to get one for two or three quid towards the end of there bloom period. BTW Did you remember t...
by KeithG
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Went to the GC to buy a bodywarmer and.........
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Went to the GC to buy a bodywarmer and.........

I needed a new bodywarmer as I only have one left so I went to a local GC that has a really good clothing concession. Whilst I was there I thought that I should have a look at the plants and started off (as usual) in the bargain bin. I left with this Kalanchoe 'Dorothy'.............. https://farm1.s...
by KeithG
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bulbine questions
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Bulbine questions

Thank you all for the replies!

Both are in bud now outdoors.
Bulbinella it is then. It looked too different to be correctly named.
I can't see it becoming too invasive here in the Cotswolds. A few seedlings have popped up but are easily dealt with.
by KeithG
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bulbine questions
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Bulbine questions

I have a couple of Bulbine frutescens but they appear different in a few ways. The orange one was a division at the end of 2016 and kept in the front porch that winter. It grew well last year and was overwintered in an unheated greenhouse. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4278/35390718640_e41b8c9971_c...
by KeithG
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: I need an please
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: I need an please

iann wrote:Looks right other than the colour. Might be a freak, or might be due to very high light although I've never seen them anything other then strong green.

Deffo a freak - all the other photos were as one would expect. Stunning freak nonetheless!
by KeithG
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: I need an please
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: I need an please

Notocactus/Parodia submammulosa Thank you! I googled it and ended up on this page............... http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Family/Cactaceae/20039/Parodia_submammulosa Check this photo out that was on it (Public Domain (Photo by Alexander Arzberger)).................... http://www.lli...
by KeithG
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: I need an please
Replies: 8
Views: 428

I need an please

I bought this at the village plant sale last May and I seem to remember it putting out yellow 'tubular' flowers although I cannot find any photos. It grows rapidly though as it is at least twice as big as it was. One pound coin for scale............ DSC_0427.JPG DSC_0432.JPG As ever, all help apprec...
by KeithG
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Ouch

I know that it is not good form to laugh but having just repotted something rather similar I did chuckle :lol:
I have two Puya that need potting on which I'm still working the courage up for.
by KeithG
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Disocactus macranthus
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Disocactus macranthus

To answer Keith's question, I keep this (with other epiphytic cacti) at a minimum of 6C. They have all occasionally briefly survived about 1C. As they come into bud I tend to bring them indoors to enjoy the flowers and to give them a little more warmth. Mike Thanks - something to think about. Being...
by KeithG
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Disocactus macranthus
Replies: 17
Views: 641

Re: Disocactus macranthus

Do you mean Keith the flower colour is temperature sensitive as in the white flowered S. truncata? Whilst that is possible I would not have thought it would have affected the petal number. Mine was grown fairly cold and dry over the winter. I was wondering if they're tough enough for me to try one....

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