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by gerald
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Frailea ID
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Frailea ID

I'd agree with that
by gerald
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: October 2018 - Rescued
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: October 2018 - Rescued

I've not entered this competiton before, so here goes. Five years ago I started this thread, with a battered old Copiapoa humilis: http://forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=159045&hilit=ugliest Just today I was thinking about how well it looked now compared to before. Here it is a month ago: copi...
by gerald
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus and Succulent Fertilisers.
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Cactus and Succulent Fertilisers.

You could even use the Chempak Bonsai fertiliser if you have that already, it's quite similar to their cactus fertiliser.
by gerald
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Introduction

Just wondering, is there such thing as a bonsai cactus?

Oh and welcome to the club :smile:
by gerald
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus

Very nice! How old is it?
by gerald
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Root mealybug control
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Root mealybug control

They can be persistent and almost impossible to spot until it's too late.

The only thing I found to work was Compo Bi 58 and I now use it 2-3 times a season, as a preventative

Good luck
by gerald
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BBC news website
Replies: 23
Views: 1472

Re: BBC news website

Good article - but what's an "epithelantha micromens"? :grin:
by gerald
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BBC news website
Replies: 23
Views: 1472

Re: BBC news website

Ralph is right, but let's be straight here, it's not just the BBC. Whenever I see an article in the media about something that I happen to know about, I often find it wanting in terms of bias, accuracy, detail and simple facts. In which case when I read an article about something new or something I ...
by gerald
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BBC news website
Replies: 23
Views: 1472

Re: BBC news website

Many years ago I entered my beloved Notocactus leninghausii in the cactus competition of a local horticultural show.

You can imagine my dismay when it came 2nd - the winner being an Agave.
by gerald
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter and watering frequency for cacti
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Cat litter and watering frequency for cacti

I assume you use a fertiliser as well Nick?