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by MalcolmP2
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What nibbled my cactus :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: What nibbled my cactus :(

Another excellent portrait, shame about the ugly sitter :lol:

I have read that egg shells are good as well. Also copper wire or tape. I have lots of sticky-backed tape so I may try that next time. Perhaps raise some lettuce seedlings first as sacrificials.
by MalcolmP2
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What nibbled my cactus :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: What nibbled my cactus :(

Interesting, I'll tell the boss about that, she is into hostas ! When I was young and fit we had a very large veg patch so we know all about slugs , , , :( at least we thought we did !! We previously only ever kept cactii on windowsills etc., didnt occur to me that they were at risk out in the garde...
by MalcolmP2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What nibbled my cactus :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: What nibbled my cactus :(

Phil_SK wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:28 pm
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Ugh! in flagrante
by MalcolmP2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What nibbled my cactus :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: What nibbled my cactus :(

Thanks all,
whodav'thunk it ! Armour-plated gastropods !! :evil:

yes, a close pixel-peep and you're right - slime.
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by MalcolmP2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What nibbled my cactus :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

What nibbled my cactus :(

As per title !
I thought spines were supposed to be the great invention of cacti to deter marauders.

A day in the sun outside should do it good ?,,,, how wrong I was,,,, but what lurks in the English countryside that has evolved to thwart cacti ? :evil:
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by MalcolmP2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First Frailea flower open this year
Replies: 23
Views: 1376

Re: First Frailea flower open this year

:lolbt: :grin: I will not give you the link to issue 14 in case "The Sex Life of Euphorbias" That was a challenge that could not be resisted,,, yep got it :lol: By J. Reese Brown ""Euphorbias have a strange and varied sex life. ,,,," etc. An interesting collection/archive of reading matter, thanks, ...
by MalcolmP2
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Manchester.
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Hello From Manchester.

Newton Street Post Office Newton St Post Office Welcome aboard John, I am also new here, to this friendly informative group, but a longtime more-or-less keeper of cacti. Gosh, it was all happening in Manchester back then ! I was also there in the 60s, - I dont remember * Newton St PO, was it anywhe...
by MalcolmP2
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia seeds - update.
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Opuntia seeds - update.

Leave them alone for now, maybe a few months, is my advice. As always, best left alone until they are really crowded. Even then, the strongest will make it.... (tu) Ah yes, "Darwin rules, selectively" ! Jest ye carefully .... there's much truth in that. Some seedlings do actively kill off their sib...
by MalcolmP2
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia seeds - update.
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Opuntia seeds - update.

ragamala wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Leave them alone for now, maybe a few months, is my advice. As always, best left alone until they are really crowded. Even then, the strongest will make it....
(tu)
Ah yes, "Darwin rules, selectively" !
by MalcolmP2
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Opuntia seeds - update.
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Re: Opuntia seeds - update.

The bigger picture of my Opuntia experiment :) 1210166.jpg Two things I find quite interesting : (1) The pot on the right had seeds which were exposed to sunlight for an afternoon, the 'flash' method. On the left the same fresh seed from the same fruit at the same time in the same compost. The black...