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by Hedge
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter. Old topic, new twist?
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: Cat litter. Old topic, new twist?

Thanks Eric, that’s an idea!
by Hedge
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter. Old topic, new twist?
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Cat litter. Old topic, new twist?

When Dr Alcock mentioned cat litter many years ago, he suggested adding iron and calcium sulphate to help with the acidity. Does any one still do this? In Sweden, I am able to get a moler cat litter, but I haven’t seen straight fertilisers. Also, can one use other clay cat litters?

Thanks

Heather
by Hedge
Wed May 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sowing seeds in a bag
Replies: 19
Views: 3165

Re: Sowing seeds in a bag

Supplemental question

When do you take them out of the bags? I am seed raising for the first time and have germination after ten days.

Thanks
by Hedge
Tue May 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Last Chance BCSS Members
Replies: 15
Views: 27957

Re: BCSS Members please read this.

On the subject of profiles, and so forth, is there any intention to increase the size of the avatar photograph, at least in terms of pixel dimensions? The last time I managed to create a picture it took me a lot of messing about, as a non technical person, and I have had similar problems uploading p...
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: 563

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: 563

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: 7100

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: 5148

Re: CactusWorld

Thanks Torbjörn
by Hedge
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld
Replies: 29
Views: 5148

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: 674

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...