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by BrianMc
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stones, pebbles, cracked terra at the bottom of pots worsens the drainage. Solved
Replies: 29
Views: 893

Re: Stones, pebbles, cracked terra at the bottom of pots worsens the drainage. Solved

I think the issue here is to find the potting mix/drainage that suits your plants, your environment and your watering methods. When you get the results you want, stick to that method. We can all argue about what addition of grit of different sizes achieves etc, but there is no particular right or wr...
by BrianMc
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Yucca endlichiana flowers again
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Yucca endlichiana flowers again

What size pot is that Ian?
by BrianMc
Fri May 31, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Woohoo! Boophone time again!
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: Woohoo! Boophone time again!

I feel very lucky to have two flowering Boophone.
The winter grower I have had nearly 20 years and the Summer grower I acquired about 17 years ago
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by BrianMc
Thu May 30, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Woohoo! Boophone time again!
Replies: 38
Views: 4839

Re: Woohoo! Boophone time again!

..... I have another plant which is a definite Summer grower, but I haven't flowered that one yet. Been away for a while, but thought it appropriate to update my Boophone status. The winter growing plant flowering in the photos has now flowered 4 times for me. The summer growing plant mentioned abo...
by BrianMc
Tue May 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Too much testosterone?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Too much testosterone?

A few of my Lobivia pentlandii have quite the opposite problem - pollenless anthers. Sterile anthers, not so commonly seen on happy 'true' species, but often encountered in hybrids, especially more distant and remote relatives for example Trichocereus/Echinopsis/Hildewintera hybrids. I have also ob...
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: 976

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: 1579

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: 976

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: 9067

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: 1439

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