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by Hedge
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Advice sought on heated sand beds
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Advice sought on heated sand beds

Thank you alll for the information.

Long term, I shall not be here that long for things to rot, although I do intend to line with pond liner. It will be against a wall, so that should help.

Currently keeping house at 23degC all winter for nearly nonagenarian so used to huge electric bills!
by Hedge
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Advice sought on heated sand beds
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Advice sought on heated sand beds

Can anyone give me general advice on sinking pots in sand, possibly with heating coils? I am thinking about setting up one with a large cold frame over it within a sheltered courtyard on either a south or west facing wall. The cold frame would be 120 cm by 60 cm and they also sell planking to make a...
by Hedge
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 4997

Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

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Eric was and always will be my favourite even though he now lives with my sister. She managed to flower him as well, despite not really having much experience with cacti Ferocactus stainesii
by Hedge
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld
Replies: 29
Views: 4290

Re: CactusWorld

Thanks Torbjörn
by Hedge
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld
Replies: 29
Views: 4290

Re: CactusWorld

Still waiting for mine in Sweden, but I hope it’s on its way. I was one of the people who had their copy sent to the old address last time. Is it worth buying seed to raise in Sweden, or do you think I’d be better off sticking to plants? I haven’t propagator or greenhouse now, and I’m unlikely to bu...
by Hedge
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: HELP! Does anyone know PHIL BOOTLAND?
Replies: 1
Views: 538

HELP! Does anyone know PHIL BOOTLAND?

Hello everyone I moved to Sweden last year and I've lost Phil Bootland's postal address. He was a member of Scunthorpe and now as far as I know hes a member of Lincoln branch. Please could you send me his home address in a direct message if you know it. I want to return his and Susan's kind wishes f...
by Hedge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: To shade or not to shade.....
Replies: 50
Views: 8712

Re: To shade or not to shade.....

Also in habitat, shade may be provided for some of the day, day lengths nearer the equator are shorter than our long summer days and you always get a breeze
by Hedge
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: To shade or not to shade.....
Replies: 50
Views: 8712

Re: To shade or not to shade.....

The sun through glass concentrates the effect of the infra red and removes some of the uv. Uv would naturally stimulate the protective mechanisms. The heat is what does the damage. That’s why moving air is so important. Air us rarely still in the great outdoors.
by Hedge
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Vote for us.
Replies: 17
Views: 3730

Re: Vote for us.

Voted!
by Hedge
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Crassula sarcocaulis - or not
Replies: 34
Views: 6574

Re: Crassula sarcocaulis - or not

I have grown the garden variety of C sarcocaulis and it had brown woody stems which were definitely not succulent, and pink flowers. It didn't look like your photograph.