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by Aiko
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter losses or damage
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: Winter losses or damage

This morning we had a big storm. I heard three panes of my greenhouse are down. But the plants that were still in the greenhouse were supposed to be safe. But have to check for it myself. Won’t be until Saturday, so a bit anxious until then. There are winter active ones in a cold frame inside my gre...
by Aiko
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: SOLVED! Can anyone help with Succulenta references please? Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Can anyone help with Succulenta references please? Solved

I could have a look to see if I have these (probably have).
by Aiko
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Massonias coming into growth
Replies: 30
Views: 1527

Re: Massonias coming into growth

Ali Baba wrote:however there is not much point in putting a plant in new compost if it is about to go dormant!


Not more or less when it is about to become active.
The only difference is you can do the repotting job at a different time on the calendar. I'll say, repot whenever it is convenient.
by Aiko
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Somerset
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Hi from Somerset

kathpov wrote:I started with Lithops a few months ago and have my first seedlings, now 4 months old.
I lived in SA for 32 years and had never heard of them before now.


You also never heard the term vygies?
I don't know how common that word is throughout the whole of South Africa.
by Aiko
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Books: Aloe, Gasteria & Haworthia
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Books: Aloe, Gasteria & Haworthia

The special Haworthiad issue (or book, I should call it) that was issued for the 20th (?) or 25th birthday of the Haworthia Society is quite an interesting thing. It mainly focuses on retuse Haworthias. With some luck you should be able to still buy a copy (it was free for Haworthia Society members)...
by Aiko
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Massonias coming into growth
Replies: 30
Views: 1527

Re: Massonias coming into growth

Preferably when it is dormant. They are a bit hard to repot when the leaves are fully flat. But I don't think there is a specific good or bad time, just a more convenient or inconvenient time to repot them.
by Aiko
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Derek Bowdery
Replies: 30
Views: 1049

Re: Derek Bowdery

I see you went to this collection: http://vijverberg.info/

In the article DaveW mentioned it was said Derek has the biggest collection in Europe. I think the greenhouse in above link is probably of about same quantity and quality. All plants home grown in over 40 years.
by Aiko
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Derek Bowdery
Replies: 30
Views: 1049

Re: Derek Bowdery

Looking at the pictures in the link DaveW gave, I would think he is one of the few people in the world that has grown a Carnegiae gigantea from seed to a size bigger that he is. Maybe the only one from outside North and Central America, even!
by Aiko
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Updated seed lists
Replies: 205
Views: 33179

Re: Updated seed lists

I also ordered not long after updating, but have not heard anything yet. I consider this to be normal. When it is February, I will start to worry a bit.
by Aiko
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria society journal
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Mammillaria society journal

"19th Dec. update: Our Journals are way behind schedule, for which we apologise. The printer we have used for some time now has been sold and the new owner appears not to now how to conduct the business properly. As a result we are still waiting for the August issue to come back, and meanwhile...

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