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by D^L
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Myron Kimnach
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Myron Kimnach

We've lost one of the true greats. Such contribution in so many areas.
David Lambie
by D^L
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Introduction

Yes, welcome to the group, hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: SilverHill Seeds
Replies: 32
Views: 6015

Re: SilverHill Seeds

Interesting, where did you hear that Aiko?
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus and Succulent Fertilisers.
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Cactus and Succulent Fertilisers.

Most people advocate Chempac 8 or the near equivalent, Garden Direct low nitrogen. I use this but add some sodium nitrate to give a balanced fertiliser with a readily accessible form of nitrogen, as suggested following some trials in the US a few years ago. Whatever make sure it is rich in a wide ra...
by D^L
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What’s in a Name?!
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: What’s in a Name?!

Cactuspip makes a good point that there are different opinions, to split or lump or... Partly this depends on what you want the name to tell you. Biologists probably have different priorities to most cultivators. Most cultivators want the plant they buy to look like the nice one they saw in the book...
by D^L
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Antimima dualis query
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Antimima dualis query

I use this, which agrees with Terry.
http://www.vivante-passerelle.net/index ... troduction

Cheers
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops hybrids
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: Lithops hybrids

I was also true that much of the source material in the DNA paper was from "Atomic" nursery rather than having a good reliable link to the wild.
It was part of a PhD rather than a realistic study.
David Lambie
by D^L
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: XYZ cereus ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: XYZ cereus ID?

Does resemble aethiops but I agree the spines look a bit small. What about Cereus forbesii?
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Micropuntia gracilicylindrica
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Micropuntia gracilicylindrica

Very nice. I don't find these easy to grow; by which I mean I don't currently have a live one.
What is your secret?
David Lambie
Bristol
by D^L
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Solufeed
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: Solufeed

D^L wrote: I have always assumed that there is supposed to be solid feed in the container. The water here is then at a known constant concentration - it is saturated. The mechanism then allows the appropriate, small flow rate out of the container to mix with the main flow and give the required conce...