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by BrianMc
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sorry need a id on a Echeveria
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Sorry need a id on a Echeveria

...or E. pulidonis? Also has that red/purple colouring on the leaf tips Perhaps a better photo would help, or when the plant is actively growing and has filled out in the summer. The red tips to the leaves are typical agavoides. E.cuspidata var. zaragosa can also impart red tips to leaves. From wha...
by BrianMc
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: WIsh I had had my Camera with me!
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: WIsh I had had my Camera with me!

I once saw two guys try to carry a 6 ft greenhouse, with the roof glazing in place, to a neighbours garden along the road.
They didn’t get very far before the first pane fell! :roll:
by BrianMc
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sorry need a id on a Echeveria
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Sorry need a id on a Echeveria

Looks like a hybrid to me.
Possibly with some E.agavoides genes
by BrianMc
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 71
Views: 8018

Re: Time for a name change?

To some people 2006 might seem like ages ago....”oh so last century!” 🤔....almost. I wasn’t really in favour of the name change the first time round. I have got plants sown before that that haven’t even thought of flowering yet! so surely it’s a little early to start changing names again! The first ...
by BrianMc
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Massonia
Replies: 11
Views: 1310

Re: Massonia

Ali Baba wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:35 pm
This pot full is looking good this year. I think I will have to cull the ones in the centre when the leaves die down in spring though...
Looking super! I have always tried to keep mine single once flowering size.

The word cull sounds a bit extreme. I think repotted sounds much nicer
by BrianMc
Tue May 01, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Any members in Edinburgh?
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: Any members in Edinburgh?

Hi DJO, As a Glasgow Branch member I have to say you don’t know what you are missing! :lol: I understand travelling through to meetings every month could be a problem, but I strongly suggest that you make every effort to come over on Saturday 2nd June to see our Annual show at Glasgow botanic garden...
by BrianMc
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus ID?
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Echinocereus ID?

I agree with Mike.
Of the plants you name only E.fendleri v.rectispinus would have spines that long.
by BrianMc
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops sowing Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Lithops sowing Solved

Yes I too have found that Dinteranthus vanzylii can be unpredictable. But I have noticed that if it is sown under the same conditions as Lithops it can be a little slow. If given a higher temperature it germinates better and quicker.
by BrianMc
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum
Replies: 10
Views: 1969

Re: Conophytum

Well being a bit further north than all participants in this thread so far I have had my best results sowing in February. February weather in the West of Scotland is probably comparable to Terry’s conditions in January. That does not mean you can’t have success growing at other times and I have sown...
by BrianMc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe richaudii flowering
Replies: 10
Views: 1889

Re: Aloe richaudii flowering

Congratulations Philippe!

Is that the first time it has flowered for you?
I hope you kept other clones so that you will be able to produce some seed eventually.
(tu)