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by BrianMc
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 71
Views: 5340

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: 1067

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: 1181

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: 820

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: 1802

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: 1807

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: 1748

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)
by BrianMc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops sowing Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: Lithops sowing Solved

Very neat set up. Good luck with those. I am just about ready to start sowing some here too. Although I have successfully sown Conophytum and other mesembs in late summer early autumn I prefer to sow the sphaeroid mesembs from February to April. I find that is the best time in order to use natural l...
by BrianMc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: MSG Bulletin
Replies: 72
Views: 11309

Re: MSG Bulletin

My bulletin came yesterday. A fantastic seed list ....again!
Now my seed order is safely in the post I can relax and read the rest of the issue :grin:
by BrianMc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Argyroderma testiculare
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: Argyroderma testiculare

I have been growing argyroderma for years. Dead easy from seed and in my experience, one of the fastest mesembryanthemum to germinate. Often on the second and third day. My oldest plants were sown in 1984. Having said that, I have only flowered my plants once. That was the autumn /winter of 2013, wh...