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by el48tel
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse flowers
Replies: 38
Views: 869

Re: Greenhouse flowers

Thanks @Ralph
I'll check it out.
by el48tel
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse flowers
Replies: 38
Views: 869

Re: Greenhouse flowers

I don't grow these as they are only pretty when in flower but could you encourage offsets by actively damaging the growing point I dont need to, in most cases. Most of my Echinopsis offset, from sparingly to too much... Just plenty of fertiliser seems to do the trick. However, I had an old Lobivia ...
by el48tel
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: And youngsters
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: And youngsters

ragamala wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:43 am
ralphrmartin wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Nice show. Time to pot them on!
Thanks Ralph. If only I had the room! If I dig them out they have to go, part of the downside of being greedy and buying too many seeds.
Not greedy ... ambitious
by el48tel
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Manchester Branch meeting 15 June
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Manchester Branch meeting 15 June

Superb meeting last night. Excellent presentation by Jo Adderley. Some great plants on sale from Branch members.
Daughter and I enjoyed it. Well done. Worth the long drive on the M62.
by el48tel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse flowers
Replies: 38
Views: 869

Re: Greenhouse flowers

I bought some Echinopsis hybrids yesterday, but am looking for some particular Schicks. i have a few, and a few of Brian Fearn's from AbbeyBrook. Can you suggest a supplier? Susan Pink is "winding down" following the passing of her husband. She is pink4520 on eBay and sends out excellent plants, bu...
by el48tel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: mammillaria guelzowiana
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: mammillaria guelzowiana

A rubbish day fades into insignificance when you get a plant like that.
by el48tel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: And youngsters
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: And youngsters

Nice plants Alan
We have had warm but not sunny today, unlike the wet of the past few days, and the reluctant blooms have opened or re-opened
by el48tel
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: is this cannibalism
Replies: 26
Views: 664

Re: is this cannibalism

Tina wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:58 pm
All discussion is good (tu), chat away.
:smile:
by el48tel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: is this cannibalism
Replies: 26
Views: 664

Re: is this cannibalism

I seem to remember that the process required some chemical addition .... and a large amount of energy to remove the large amount of water in which you extract the sucrose. Yes, all true, IF you wanted to get nice dry white crystals of sugar to put in a fancy paper bag on a shelf ! But for wine you ...
by el48tel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Flowers for Succulentophiles
Replies: 36
Views: 1262

Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Herts Mike wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Echeveria Giant Mexican FirecrackerIMG_20190613_1636247_rewind_kindlephoto-597434848.jpg
Aptly named - stunning