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by Vic
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aluminium labels
Replies: 9
Views: 2139

Re: Aluminium labels

These http://www.alitags.com/ are the best Ross, I buy the A4.
by Vic
Sun May 08, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: White spots in barrel cactus
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

Re: White spots in barrel cactus

Just looking at this and a thought popped into my head - in the wild would cacti develop these sort of things - burn spots, cold spots, be attacked by mealy bugs and scale? How do they survive these sort of attacks and problems in the wild? Cacti do occasionally get frost damage in the wild such as...
by Vic
Sun May 08, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus reichenbachii under attack
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: Echinocereus reichenbachii under attack

I've had a real problem with greenfly on my bamboo this spring Liz, ladybirds about but not in great numbers, larvae have appeared the last couple of days but not enough of them I fear to see off the aphids.
by Vic
Fri May 06, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: White spots in barrel cactus
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

Re: White spots in barrel cactus

They're cold spots, most likely caused by low temps combined with humidity during the winter/dormant rest period. They won't do any harm apart from not looking so nice :wink:
by Vic
Thu May 05, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus reichenbachii under attack
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: Echinocereus reichenbachii under attack

Btw, it's not reichenbachii, more so Echinocereus adustus :smile:
by Vic
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Unheated greenhouses
Replies: 36
Views: 9389

Re: Unheated greenhouses

I also lost a large Aloe polyphylla Mike, think the problem with this winter wasn't necessarily low temps but the fact that everything froze solid for a couple of weeks in December, even the rivers. Instead of the normal freeze/thaw that plants have endured during previous winters, they sat there fr...
by Vic
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Old timer
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Old timer

Perhaps they don't need to produce a lot of seed Mike as they offset so profusely :?:
by Vic
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Flowers - all systems go!
Replies: 10
Views: 2596

Re: Flowers - all systems go!

Sileri has yellow flowers Diane, spination doesn't look right either, new spines on sileri are a vivid orange/red. I'd lean more towards parviflorus.
by Vic
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Agave Montana
Replies: 16
Views: 4732

Re: Agave Montana

Well mine was in a 15 inch pot so it was no seedling, the gentryi next to it in a bigger pot also suffered but survived. Lots of small americana bit the dust although strangely the medio picta alba survived unscathed as did victoriae reginae and various utahensis eborispina although even the smalle...
by Vic
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 2372

Re: Hello

Nice to see you here Alasdair, glad you took the plunge.

Hope you enjoy participating in the forum :smile: