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by Bill
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Can succulents be planted in plastic cups?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Can succulents be planted in plastic cups?

And why not, shot glasses make great mini pots for potting on seedlings, drainage holes made with a four inch nail heated with a gas blowlamp (hold with pliers!), you can get through ten stacked with one heating. And cheap too, 40 are just £2 in the Range. That said not sure I would use clear plasti...
by Bill
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter losses or damage
Replies: 25
Views: 999

Re: Winter losses or damage

Why, far easier than trying to avoid cacti and get it down the back of the benches, beyond all the plants. How the bubble wrap is stapled to the end battons and and they are screwed to the greenhouse frame, the rest of the battens are cut to an angle to wedge up behind the gutters and are screwed to...
by Bill
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter losses or damage
Replies: 25
Views: 999

Re: Winter losses or damage

Windy enough here to wake us up in the early hours of the morning 70-80mph, no damage which was pleasing even the bubble wrap which I put on the outside of the side of the greenhouse this year is all intact.

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by Bill
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Need advice on greenhouse setup
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Need advice on greenhouse setup

Well I will go against the flow and with my ex builders and portable building designer's hat on and say that if the decking is built to a decent standard and given that it is in what looks like quite a sheltered corner, I wouldn't hesitate to put a greenhouse on there particularly if it was only a t...
by Bill
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: What are these?

3 is Aloe aristata type.

1 is Haworthia limofolia, hybrid probably
by Bill
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Replacement aluminium slats for staging?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Replacement aluminium slats for staging?

I found this place useful when I built my greenhouse. https://www.aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/
by Bill
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Books: Aloe, Gasteria & Haworthia
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Books: Aloe, Gasteria & Haworthia

There is nothing current for Gasteria and Haworthia, book wise. For Gasteria there has really only been Ernst Van Jaarsveld's book, which is long out of print and commands quite high prices s/h, a new version is due in the near future. For Haworthia, there is more choice. Bayer's Haworthia Revisted ...
by Bill
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter losses or damage
Replies: 25
Views: 999

Re: Winter losses or damage

I see winter losses not as losses but opportunities, its natural selection freeing up space for something else. :lol:

Bill
by Bill
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Making a trip...
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Making a trip...

Contact Jakub http://haworthia-gasteria.blogspot.co.u ... e.html?m=1.

He is an almost constant visitor to SA and knows his stuff.

Bill
by Bill
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria society journal
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Mammillaria society journal

And there's me worrying when Haworthiad is 2 weeks late.

Bill

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