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by AnthonyT
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 28
Views: 2874

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

Took a photo today, plants growing well. lost an Aloe over winter, but that was to be expected as it wasn't a hardy variety, have noticed some regrowth from below ground though! IMG_1009.JPG IMG_1015.JPG A few extra arty shots taken yesterday with a proper camera and not my phone! :cool: IMG_3808.JP...
by AnthonyT
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 28
Views: 2874

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

So this is the view this morning..... Bugger!

Still got the occasional gust of wind here, so for now i will leave it as is, and replace the damaged bits this afternoon or tomorrow!
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by AnthonyT
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 28
Views: 2874

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

juster wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:05 pm
you did well to brave the elements to take photos. Hopefully the plants are OK and you can do a few repairs tomorrow.
Taken from inside the house luckily!
by AnthonyT
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 28
Views: 2874

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

So, today's windy/blustery weather has taken it's toll on the raised bed cover. As you can see from the photo's the plastic poles are just too flexible in the face of strong wind's, 5 of the 6 have snapped near the base where there is most stress. A couple had broken previously when it's been a bit ...
by AnthonyT
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 6772

Re: Top dressing for succulents

I have always assumed that angular grit and "sharp sand" tend to pack with larger gaps round them than spheres do, but I don't know any experimemtal evidence that shows that; so if you turn some up Ralph, would be interesting. It seems to me that any mix of aggregate that includes a finer sand and/...
by AnthonyT
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few Cacti to ID
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: A few Cacti to ID

Thanks to everyone who has replied (tu) So having 'Googled' images of all the suggested names, and compared as much as possible to what I have, the following list is what I now hope is correct! plant 1. Mammillaria polythele , looks closer in my opinion than spinosissima, but hey I'm no expert :wink...
by AnthonyT
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few Cacti to ID
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: A few Cacti to ID

Venerable old plants. Some would cerainly benefit from cutting off above the corking (brown) level, allowing the offcut to dry for a couple of weeks then popping into compost. That will produce nice, rejuvenated plants. I quite like the aged look :razz: more like how they would appear in habitat, s...
by AnthonyT
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few Cacti to ID
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: A few Cacti to ID

Hi Anthony plant 1 Mammillaria spinosissima plant 2 Echinopsis/Lobivia plant 3 Echinopsis/Trichocereus plant 4 Eriocephala warasii ( Parodia warasii ) plant 5 Echinopsis plant 6 Lobivia plant 7 ? plant 8 Trichocereus pachanoi plant 9 Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp rigidissimus ( or reichenbachii ssp...
by AnthonyT
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Adenium obesum from seed
Replies: 30
Views: 4803

Re: Adenium obesum from seed

I put my seeds in water, together with some soap and cinnamon. I kept them in around 25°C in that water for a couple of days and then peeled of the skin from the seeds. Interesting, I did a little reading/research about Adenium before buying the seeds, but I don't recall anything about soaking them...
by AnthonyT
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Adenium obesum from seed
Replies: 30
Views: 4803

Re: Adenium obesum from seed

I tried growing some of these from seed, bought off ebay, but they never germinated! Potting mix was 33% loamy soil, 33% perlite, 33% horticultural grit, in a propagator with bottom heat and covered, compost was kept just moist but not wet as the growing advice instructed. Can I ask what set up you ...