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by rodsmith
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: February 2019 - Astrophytum
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: February 2019 - Astrophytum

Here are some of my Astrophytum photos: Astrophytum asterias super kabuto flower 4 July 2013 (6).JPG Astrophytum capricorne 10 flowers 23 Aug 2012 (2).jpg Astrophytum flowers 20 July 2014 (2).JPG Astrophytum myriostigma flower 10 July 2015 (3).JPG Astrophytum capricorne flower 27 June 2015.JPG
by rodsmith
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: WIsh I had had my Camera with me!
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: WIsh I had had my Camera with me!

el48tel wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:04 pm
There's a moral in that story .... keep one in the car!
What - a greenhouse? :wink:
by rodsmith
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco,s finest
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Tesco,s finest

Jim_Mercer wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Tesco's made in Denmark back in stock
That is good news. Thanks for the info, Jim.
by rodsmith
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: February 2019 - Astrophytum
Replies: 5
Views: 251

February 2019 - Astrophytum

Message for SpikyMike. As you won the January competition it's your turn to choose the subject for February. :smile:
by rodsmith
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BEF pots
Replies: 15
Views: 984

Re: BEF pots

Terry S. wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:57 am
Has anyone noticed that the rims detach within a few years on some of the modern pots?
Yes. :mad:
by rodsmith
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sansevieria at Lidl
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Sansevieria at Lidl

Lidl often have sansevieria of different varieties among their plants for sale and I've picked up a couple over the past 12 months. They are very reasonably priced and usually in good condition.
by rodsmith
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3871

Re: Top dressing for succulents

I've used Tesco "best" cat litter (no longer available apparently) as a constituent of my plant mix for the past 8 years and it has never gone slimy.
by rodsmith
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3871

Re: Top dressing for succulents

Conversely from Stevium's policy, I use a top dressing of small stones/large grit on all my succulent plants. I agree it is a nuisance if you accidentally knock a pot over but soil would probably spill out anyway. The received wisdom as I understood it is that a top dressing of small stones deters s...
by rodsmith
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 2390

Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

I have two plants to enter. I like all my plants (why else would I grow them!) but these two are special because I grew them both from seed sown in 1975. The first is Notocactus leninghausii which I had to re-root in 2010 having cut off the bottom section due to rot. This photo of the plant in flowe...
by rodsmith
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 71
Views: 5318

Re: Time for a name change?

Succulent Times Quarterly :wink: