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by rodsmith
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from East London
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Hello from East London

Welcome to the forum, Blair. I've seen your other thread but didn'y post as I couldn't offer any further useful info. I hope you sort out your problem plants.
by rodsmith
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: New member

Welcome to the forum Geri88. Nice to hear that you've retained an interest in succulents, despite your unfortunate experience in the past.
by rodsmith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Almost there...
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Almost there...

Three lovely flowers, and at least one more bud to open.
by rodsmith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Almost there...
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: Almost there...

Cactusgirl wrote:...What is it please?

Perhaps no-one knows, Cactusgirl. :wink: I don't for one.
by rodsmith
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: One For Sylvia
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: One For Sylvia

A super flower, Ralph. :grin:
by rodsmith
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 3063

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

Nick_G wrote:Yes Rod, total Immersion where possible but some of the pots are too big for that, I just don't have a bucket big enough.

Garden pond? :wink: :lol:
by rodsmith
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 3063

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

Thanks for the info Nick. I suppose for larger plants where it is difficult to ensure that the whole pot gets water, total immersion might be the way forward. I do this with all my plants at least once a year, usually for the first main water.
by rodsmith
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What fertilizers do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 3063

Re: What fertilizers do you use?

I should add that this coincided with a change to pure moler clay (Sanicat cat litter) as my potting medium and a vast improvement in root growth as a result. This also meant that I only need to water every two to three weeks. I'd used the conventional JI plus grit mix before. Are you saying that S...
by rodsmith
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Trichocereus hybrid
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Trichocereus hybrid

Spectacular, Sylvia.
by rodsmith
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Manfreda elongata
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Manfreda elongata

That is an unusual and very attractive flower (& bud) spike, nicely photographed.

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