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by rodsmith
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 18
Views: 615

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: 3
Views: 615

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: 69
Views: 2247

Re: Time for a name change?

Succulent Times Quarterly :wink:
by rodsmith
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Members please read this.
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: BCSS Members please read this.

Hi Bill While you are in the process of doing housekeeping on the system, would it be possible to amend my username please, from rodsmith to Rod Smith? I would have done it myself but there doesn't seem to be a mechanism for members to amend their own username. However, if it will entail too much ha...
by rodsmith
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from West London
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Hello from West London

Welcome to the forum, Wayne. Looks like you've got an interesting collection in a sunny part of your garden.
by rodsmith
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any Aeonium buffs out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Any Aeonium buffs out there?

Thanks again for all the additional replies. There doesn't seem to be a consensus over growing/dormancy periods so I'll follow the motto "moderation in everything" and give them a bit of water in the winter and enough in summer to prevent total death. My A. simsii gets very little water from April t...
by rodsmith
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any Aeonium buffs out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Any Aeonium buffs out there?

Thanks to you all for your advice. It's looking like continue with the watering and move them into the conservatory (which drops to 3 deg C minimum).
by rodsmith
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any Aeonium buffs out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Any Aeonium buffs out there?

I acquired these two small aeoniums recently. I already have a couple of aeoniums, including simsii which is a winter grower. I acquired these two in November and I recently noticed that the leaves on the plant in the lst photo had begun to shrivel so I gave it some water. I watered the other plant ...
by rodsmith
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Two questions about a Mamm(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Two questions about a Mamm(?)

It is a mamillaria but I'm not sure which one. The plant should recover from its injury without any input from you. Just keep the plant unwatered until late March/early April and give normal treatment from then on. The injury will callous over and will eventually end up at or near soil level as the ...