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by Bonsai2
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

Thanks to everyone for their advice/suggestions.

I will now start re-potting and will also do a couple of tests and see how things work out this year.
by Bonsai2
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

Many thanks Terry for the advice. I will put it to good use.
by Bonsai2
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

A 2:1 mixture of Clover John Innes No. 3 and coarse grit that I have bought under the Bowers, Silvaperl and Westland labels. This grit is an average of about 4mm particle size. Seedlings can be grown using a finer grit of about 1mm particle size. For winter-growers and trickier plants, I up the gri...
by Bonsai2
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Own soil mix for Cacti and Succulents

I am in the process of making my own soil mix as I have found the 'Cati & Succulent mix' purchased from Garden Centres to be a lot less gritty than I would like. I have seen on YouTube various videos where Builder's sand or Horticultural sand is recommended to be part of the mix. In the latest BCCS ...
by Bonsai2
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dont be shy
Replies: 225
Views: 117637

Re: Dont be shy

Hello I have just become a member, having been a registered user for a few weeks. During the weeks I shared a few posts and am grateful for the answers. Although I have some years experience in Bonsai, Cacti and Succulents are new to me and am now learning quickly. I received an excellent membership...
by Bonsai2
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Two New Cacti To Identify.
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Two New Cacti To Identify.

Hello

My two new Cacti arrived today. One between 5 and 8 years, the other around 10 years old.

Could you please help identify them? The smaller one has slightly larger tougher spines than the other.

Many thanks
by Bonsai2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti identity
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: Cacti identity

Many thanks Ralph for your help.
Colin
by Bonsai2
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti identity
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: Cacti identity

Hello Mike, Diane and Ralph

I have taken another photo which I hope will make things clearer. It looks to me if the Cacti are joined.
Sorry about the previous one being less clear.

Colin
by Bonsai2
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti identity
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: Cacti identity

Thank you Diane and ralphmartin for your replies.

On further examination, the top 2 are dead so I have repotted the lower ones.
by Bonsai2
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Introduction

Hello Gerald, thank you for the welcome. I found the under noted on the Internet: 'The cactus is a thorny succulent, and it is native to desert conditions. A collection of these small cacti can be used to create a miniature garden in a pot. ... Unlike many other houseplants, the cactus combo bonsai ...