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by Brian
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Wrong time to sow Haworthia seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Wrong time to sow Haworthia seeds

Thanks everybody. That makes it theee to one so I will sow this weekend.
by Brian
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Wrong time to sow Haworthia seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Wrong time to sow Haworthia seeds

I would usually sow all cactus and succulent seeds March onwards - indoors on bright window ledge. I have a few Haworthia ready to sow from H Society list received around six weeks ago. I was going to wait until spring until sowing but then I unearthed a post somewhere on the forum saying sow when f...
by Brian
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unnamed Displays of Cactus
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Unnamed Displays of Cactus

If I venture into a garden centre I usually see what cacti and succulents there are; not usually that impressive and invariably no labels with much meaning. That display in the picture is a nice one. My early years of cactus & succulent hoarding started at B&Q. That must be 30 years ago or more when...
by Brian
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Nurseries still operating in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: Nurseries still operating in the UK

If you fancy a trip as far as Devon Ralph Northcott. He sells nice plants. You are right Chris the number of nurseries seems to be dwindling and quite a few listed on the BCSS website are running down. The list of botanical gardens with cactus / succulents now listed on the website is interesting if...
by Brian
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinopsis question and id
Replies: 10
Views: 1934

Re: Echinopsis question and id

A massive flower as predicted. Enjoy while it is out, often only last just a day, or night.
by Brian
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chamaecereus and chamaelobivia
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Chamaecereus and chamaelobivia

Thanks Daniel. Still curious for information I resorted to GOOGLE. it appears that the chamae bit derives from Latin for low growing, which makes sense.
by Brian
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chamaecereus and chamaelobivia
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Chamaecereus and chamaelobivia

I did not want to spoil Sylvia’s fantastic post of some gorgeous chamaeacereus hybrids. Also I love the Southfield own chamaelobivia hybrids, their own Lincoln. Get the right plants and they are all great to grow. So forgive my ignorance but what is the difference in terms of origin, growing require...
by Brian
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chamaecereus hybrids
Replies: 15
Views: 1471

Re: Chamaecereus hybrids

They really are stunning Sylvia (tu)
by Brian
Sun May 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent ID
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Succulent ID

It is a kalanchoe. Roots look good & you have given it the treatment I would go for.

These plants are great in that they will often flower for a year, but eventually die of exhaustion.

Sorry not sure of the ailment; good luck anyway.
by Brian
Wed May 23, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 1655

Re: Hello from Spain

:welb: belated welcome. You have the great advantage over those of us in UK because you do not have to huddle your plants into a greenhouse. Some lovely flowering aloes would be my choice .... plus a few hundred others he he :lol: the forum is a great way to share and learn