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by D^L
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Coping with fog
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Coping with fog

The West coast of South America and the west coast of Southern Africa both have cold ocean currents running up them and get substantial fogs coming in from the sea. I recall stopping the car, as we drove towards Port Nolloth in South Africa in the evening, because I couldn't believe that I had had t...
by D^L
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tylecodon
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Tylecodon

I agree with the above. Don't eat it and you will be fine. I grow a number and have no concerns.
Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please can I see photos of your DIY staging?
Replies: 26
Views: 789

Re: Please can I see photos of your DIY staging?

I' m with Tony, good quality aluminium is worth the cost in the longer term. In the old days, before the wife influenced the appearance of the garden, I used second hand dexion and some planks I got cheap. Recently I've used 2 Wests and got them to make a "professional" strength bench to size. For t...
by D^L
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Protection of species known of 1 or a few small sites
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Protection of species known of 1 or a few small sites

Ralph, I’m not sure if we agree or disagree. Is it good that there are plants in cultivation? Yes - an easy agreement. Is this as good as having a species in a self-sustaining habitat and part of its ecosystem? I do not doubt that we agree, no. I think it is a debate about the value we place on ex-s...
by D^L
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Protection of species known of 1 or a few small sites
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Protection of species known of 1 or a few small sites

I agree with a lot of the above. Trying to pay people to conserve a habitat in perpetuity is not feasible but if we can help foster a local solution and avoid a critical day when the pough arrives then we have at least kept it alive for a bit, who knows perhaps into a happier future. It only takes o...
by D^L
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Protection of species known of 1 or a few small sites
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Protection of species known of 1 or a few small sites

I think this is a good point and something that the conservation committee ought to look at, not sure if any of them are on here, or indeed if they already do look at it? I think we should do something, though there are associated concerns with all of these strategies. - It only lasts as long as we ...
by D^L
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Austrocylindropuntia pachypus
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Austrocylindropuntia pachypus

I don't remember what height mine was when it first started flowering, but it was higher than 0.5m, perhaps 0.7m. Might just have been poor cultivation on my part or it may be that different clones need to be bigger to flower.
Cheers
David Lambie
by D^L
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Not one I had spotted before
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Not one I had spotted before

"Even I'm amazed by My achievement but I confess that there were disappointments. Cacti, for example. I never really got them right. Can't imagine what I meant them to look like, but certainly they turned out wrong. Maybe I had the plans upside down." From:- "God: The Ultimate Autobiography" - Jerem...
by D^L
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Trichocereus books by Patrick Noll
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Trichocereus books by Patrick Noll

I don't know this book or the author but I think it might have a focus around the "medicinal" uses of trichocereus.
Cheers
David Lambie
by D^L
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Myron Kimnach
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Myron Kimnach

We've lost one of the true greats. Such contribution in so many areas.
David Lambie