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by Chris L
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My first Ariocarpus flower.
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: My first Ariocarpus flower.

Aiko wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:10 pm
I hardly see the Ariocarpus.
Is it an A. agavoides?
Yes it is.
by Chris L
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My first Ariocarpus flower.
Replies: 4
Views: 159

My first Ariocarpus flower.

Spotted this in the greenhouse yesterday. My first Ariocarpus flower. :grin: :grin: :grin:

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Ariocarpus agavoides MZ202
by Chris L
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hotbox Sulfume
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: Hotbox Sulfume

Dynamite. X( :tweed: It is the only sure fire way of getting rid of mealybugs. I've come to the conclusion that ONE remedy does not work. You need a sustained attack on a weekly basis. Neem Oil, SB plant invigorator, SB lookalike, water from hosepipe, meths, 2 different chemicals. Plus tweezers, bru...
by Chris L
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 2018 North West Mesemb Show pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 662

2018 North West Mesemb Show pictures

Another excellent show with lots of wonderful plants. A few new classes added too. (tu)

Every one had a amazing time looking at the plants. Well organised by the Manchester team as always.

http://manchester.bcss.org.uk/home/2018 ... mb-show-2/
by Chris L
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Strange black dots on my Echinocereus Klapperi
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Strange black dots on my Echinocereus Klapperi

Did the black dots appear after spraying the white "mealies"?

The white "mealies" could be male mealy bugs or white fly.

If you did spray before the black dots appeared, then the black dots could be the dead insects going mouldy.
by Chris L
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Non-member mistakenly sent Cactusworld
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: Non-member mistakenly sent Cactusworld

I was a member of a family history society and my membership lapsed - family tree was on the back burner and I wasn't reading the journals anyway.. A year or so later I emailed them to ask a question about a family history matter and they told me they could only answer questions from members. After ...
by Chris L
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component
Replies: 20
Views: 1466

Re: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component

Wouldn't have thought "inert" in the material. That would be costly and increase the weight without increasing the "value added" of the product yet decreasing it's effectiveness. Manufacturers don't do that. When I worked in a chippy years ago I always remember that they had big gallon bottles of w...
by Chris L
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component
Replies: 20
Views: 1466

Re: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component

I've noticed it too. Could it be something inert used to add bulk to the fertiliser?