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by Brian
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Jade plants
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Jade plants

Very impressive Julie. I have flowered other crassulas but not ovata, well done. (tu)
by Brian
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Greenhouse Tours
Topic: 2018 greenhouse tour
Replies: 1
Views: 2830

Re: 2018 greenhouse tour

No need to get them into trouble. Just give them bigger pots. He he. :lol:
by Brian
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Newbury
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: Hello from Newbury

Welcome to the forum Helen. It is a bit quiet with it being holiday time and out of season for some plants. I agree with Juster, find your local branch and go along, also check for BCSS cactus marts in Spring. These together with local branch will be the best places to learn more and if there is spa...
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: 7
Views: 2222

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: 7
Views: 2222

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: 1347

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: 1388

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: 2224

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: 1072

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: 1072

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...