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by Jim_Mercer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: October 2018 - Rescued
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

Re: October 2018 - Rescued

Not as popular as I was expecting :cry:

The winner is gerald and his Copiapoa
by Jim_Mercer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Enews
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Enews

Was there an August issue? I can't find one in my emails and it doesn't appear on the past issue list online
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by Jim_Mercer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unnamed Displays of Cactus
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Unnamed Displays of Cactus

Unfortunately most garden centres sell unnamed plants, one of the rare exceptions near me was a wyevale centre that had a nice selection of plants with proper labels. I say was as they changed to a poor selection of unnamed plants which on my most recent visit had changed to a very poor selection
by Jim_Mercer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: October 2018 - Rescued
Replies: 8
Views: 2924

October 2018 - Rescued

I did think about using the article in the latest Cactus World to set this month's topic but focus stacking might be too specialised and we have had Close up as a topic in the last two years so based on my plant in the September competition this months topic is Rescued . Not restricted to clearance ...
by Jim_Mercer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: September 2018 - Shades of pink
Replies: 18
Views: 3632

Re: September 2018 - Shades of pink

Geri88 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Over to you, Tim!
Tim?
by Jim_Mercer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe label question
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: Aloe label question

I am making an educated guess that the ES refers to Ernst Specks who ran a Continental nursery (Germany?) called Exotica, which specialised in "other succulents", and I believe closed down fairly recently. If correct, then the number could be his collection number (did he himself collect?) or possi...
by Jim_Mercer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Gasteraloe care question
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: Gasteraloe care question

The round spot in the middle of the leaf is similar to what I find occasionally on my gasterias, most of my plants are in shadier areas of my greenhouse. For sun scorch I would expect to see an irregular area of damage more like the other area of damage on your plant but I would also expect the dama...
by Jim_Mercer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Gasteraloe care question
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: Gasteraloe care question

If it is a black spot that has developed then that is something that frequently happens to gasteria, this article by Harry Mays might help http://cactusnursery.co.uk/All%20that%2 ... 20Spot.pdf
by Jim_Mercer
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: September 2018 - Shades of pink
Replies: 18
Views: 3632

Re: September 2018 - Shades of pink

A Hoya ? rescued from Tesco a few years ago, this year a bit of new growth came out from the bottom of the ring that it had been trained into. Recently I noticed a flower head developing on the new growth and tofay the flowers are open web-2922.jpg A bit difficult to photograph as the flower is unde...
by Jim_Mercer
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Is this an Haworthia?
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: Is this an Haworthia?

AnTTun wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:19 pm
I'd say Tony is right. 99.9999999999% sure its a. aristata.

Just needs a slight name change to be 100% as it now has its own genus Aristaloe aristata