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by rodsmith
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Large Opuntia for a change
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Large Opuntia for a change

Very nice flower - and the background is blurred and doesn't really detract.
by rodsmith
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mould/fungus on seed soil
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Mould/fungus on seed soil

...are there some moulds and funguses that kill of seeds before germination? I don't think there is much risk of seeds being damaged by moulds and funguses. Young seedlings are very much at risk though. In my experience, once you see white thread like mould appearing your seedlings are doomed but l...
by rodsmith
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My back yard today
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: My back yard today

I hope the plants have survived ok.
by rodsmith
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2019 - Flowers
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: June 2019 - Flowers

A night bloomer - Echinopsis obrepanda var. purpurea V121 First three photos taken at 10.30 pm on 15 June. The last one the following morning. Echinopsis obrepanda var. purpurea V121 flower 15 June 2019 (1).JPG Echinopsis obrepanda var. purpurea V121 flower 15 June 2019 (2).JPG Echinopsis obrepanda ...
by rodsmith
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: Isles of Scilly
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Isles of Scilly

Luxuriant growth (and I don't mean DK). Thanks for posting these photos.
by rodsmith
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2019 - Flowers
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: June 2019 - Flowers

NickHitchcock wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Rod and anTTun really great flowers and photos.
Thanks (tu)
by rodsmith
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2019 - Flowers
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: June 2019 - Flowers

AnTTun wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Thank you Rod. I'm not 'into flowers' but I admit I've enjoyed this one. Still, your notocactus and neoporteria are quite (more) a joy for everyone's eyes.
Thank you.
by rodsmith
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2019 - Flowers
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: June 2019 - Flowers

That's a beauty, AnTTun.
by rodsmith
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2019 - Flowers
Replies: 22
Views: 792

Re: June 2019 - Flowers

Here are some of mine from this year so far. Turbinicarpus sphacelatus flower 3 June 2019.JPG Notocactus rauschii flowers 9 June 2019 (1).JPG Neoporteria napina flowers 3 June 2019 (2).JPG Stenocactus crispatus flower 14 May 2019.JPG Rebutia steinmanii flowers 20 May 2019 (1).JPG Rebutia steinbachii...
by rodsmith
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees

I agree they are a nuisance with their tunneling. I had one busying itself in one of my gymnos a few years ago. But they are fascinating to watch as they have an unerring locatory sense, both in arriving at the same plant each time and in exiting through the same open window. Unlike bumblebees! Yes...