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by rodsmith
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A moist culture box
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: A moist culture box

If I lost a frog I'd be hopping mad.
by rodsmith
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Went to the GC to buy a bodywarmer and.........
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Went to the GC to buy a bodywarmer and.........

A lucky find and a real bargain.
by rodsmith
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Poorly but why?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Poorly but why?

Looks like several doses of red spider mite of one sort or another. In my experience the plant will recover and eventually the unsightly part will become less prominent as the new growth appears. The problem with RSM appears to be that once you detect an attack it's too late to prevent cosmetic dama...
by rodsmith
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Windowsill Gardening / Net curtains Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Windowsill Gardening / Net curtains Solved

:grin: Glad it's working out.
by rodsmith
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: British weather
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: British weather

Yes, you can't accuse the British weather of being predictable. Scorch is a real risk after the long dull winter weather.
by rodsmith
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus that thinks its a Mammillaria
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Echinocereus that thinks its a Mammillaria

Prolific indeed, and doesn't look much like an Echinocereus in form. It'll be nice to see the flowers when they appear.
by rodsmith
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Flowers after 2 years of student life
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Flowers after 2 years of student life

That is a remarkable display, given the plant's history. It shows how resilient our plants can be.
by rodsmith
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: winter casualties
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: winter casualties

agavedave wrote:One thing about being tight for space, you have to be quite ruthless sometimes.
Dave


I agree. Winter casualties can be a way to thin out a crowded greenhouse.
by rodsmith
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gasteria?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Gasteria?

Could be one of the G. bicolor variants.
by rodsmith
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Identity crisis
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Identity crisis

Whatever it is, it's thriving.

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