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by Aiko
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ELK 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 5445

Re: ELK 2018

Almost ELK time again...!
by Aiko
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: August eNews
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: August eNews

Temperatures are down 50% compared to last week, by now.
by Aiko
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Watering in heat wave
Replies: 16
Views: 927

Re: Watering in heat wave

Today a 75 year old heat record was broken up here. The temperature reached 40,7C, old record was 38,6C. I haven't been in my greenhouse, but I wonder if it would have been over 50C. Even the camels in a zoo thought it was hot enough to try to cool down in some water: https://nos.nl/data/image/2019/...
by Aiko
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any othonna expert around?
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Any othonna expert around?

That should be 'Oudtshoorn', I assume.
by Aiko
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 【Fowardpost 】 Twin-scaling as method of propagating Bowiea volubilis
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: 【Fowardpost 】 Twin-scaling as method of propagating Bowiea volubilis

As it is self fertile, it sets viable seeds very easily in moderately amounts. No need to cut up your plant for a lot of small plants, I would think. You might as well sow the seeds.

Still interesting though.
by Aiko
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Those were the days
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Those were the days

Or the coming days already...
Up here we might break our national record on Thursday (which is 38.2C recorded in 1944). We might hit the 40C this week...
by Aiko
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: legal question, photo's, children n permission etc
Replies: 16
Views: 748

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

Some children are placed in foster care and the identity and location of the foster family is kept from their birth family. An accidental photograph of them can reveal their location and put the child in danger. I never considered this until someone who fostered these children mentioned it to me. A...
by Aiko
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

This is a new thing for me!
I will check all my flowering plants when I get back to my greenhouse next weekend...
by Aiko
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Secrets of Namaqualand Succulents Book
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Secrets of Namaqualand Succulents Book

Looks very interesting. I hope this book will be available to flip through at ELK. I always like to go through a book before actually buying. Maybe if a PDF with a few pages could be made available on the website.
by Aiko
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea macrostachya: advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Dioscorea macrostachya: advice needed

It will have more of an own mind than mesembs...