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by Chris L
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ceriod Cactus ID, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Ceriod Cactus ID, please.

I chopped this plant as suggested and discarded the yellow bit. The other top is being rooted (down slowly) and the stem growing from the botttom had roots and fell off when I de-potted the stems. That is now in a pot of it's own. So I kept the bottoms to see if they would sprout more stems and one ...
by Chris L
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Systemic pesticide available in UK Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Systemic pesticide available in UK Solved

I meant to say thanks to you both for replying. In addition to above I'll try a combination of treatments mentioned by Chris where and when needed 👍 SB Plant Invigorator (as a spray) is also supposed to do the trick. The thing to remember is a single treatment won't solve the problem, but too much ...
by Chris L
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Systemic pesticide available in UK Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Systemic pesticide available in UK Solved

Mealy bugs are really hard to get rid of if you get them badly due to their complex and long lasting life cycle. It is no good killing the bugs you can see if you leave the eggs behind that you can't see. Any and all of these get used and/or mentioned: Provado Bug Killer, Bug Clear Ultra Vine Weevil...
by Chris L
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Garden center find - ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Garden center find - ID please

I have an Aloe that I grew from BCSS seed that looks just like that. Aloe murei X striata is what was on the packet of seed. I bought one of these seedlings from you and am struggling to see how it's different from A. striata, which I would agree is a sound ID for AnTTun's plants. I don't know what...
by Chris L
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Removing ants from plant pots by soaking
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Removing ants from plant pots by soaking

el48tel wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Update
Since my earlier post, my daughter has tried diatomaceous earth around some mealy bug infested plants ... they definitely don't like it and die!
Is that just scattered around the neck of the plant?
by Chris L
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Various Gymnocalyciums from over the past few weeks.
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Various Gymnocalyciums from over the past few weeks.

A few recent Gymnocalyciums. . gmnocalycium_monvillei[2019_001a].jpg . . gymnocalycium_amerhauseri[2019_001a].jpg . . gymnocalycium_baldianum[2019_001a].jpg . . gymnocalycium_brachypetalum_JPR24-61[2019_001a].jpg . . gymnocalycium_bruchii_v_hosseii_OF2-80[2019_001a].jpg . . gymnocalycium_cv_Jan_Suba...
by Chris L
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc

Try taking a picture in the middle of London Bridge and see how many people stop to allow an unencumbered view! This reminds me of a thread I read on the old defunt Panoramio forum. That photo site was for sharing geo-located images - they used to show up as little blue squares on Google Earth - an...
by Chris L
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Garden center find - ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Garden center find - ID please

I have an Aloe that I grew from BCSS seed that looks just like that.

Aloe murei X striata is what was on the packet of seed.
by Chris L
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc

I've noticed recently - mostly when I was out walking along the Fylde Coast - but in other places too that people's reactions to someone taking a photo have changed in recent years. At one time if someone was taking a picture then people would more often than not stop and not walk into the frame. Pa...
by Chris L
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc

When I am trying to take photos I will NOT take them if I cannot avoid getting other people in them where they are close enough to recognise them. If they are in the distance then yes OK I'll do it. It is just a personal preference as I don't particularly want people in my photos, and it respects th...