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by Apicra
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tylecodon identity
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Tylecodon identity

Hi David, I've compared this to my photos. There are only two possible candidates: T. ventricosus (mine are coming to the end of their flowering) or T. striatus (none of mine have started yet). Yours looks very much like T. striatus. Some samples are disappointing and do not form much of an expanded...
by Apicra
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Secrets of Namaqualand Succulents Book
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Secrets of Namaqualand Succulents Book

SoNS-FG-1024x1024.jpg A new book mostly about South African succulents has been announced for self-publication this autumn. It is the English translation of Florent Grenier's "Secrets of Namaqualand Succulents" (previously available only in French), see:  https://namaqualand-succulents.com/  . The ...
by Apicra
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Removing ants from plant pots by soaking
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Removing ants from plant pots by soaking

Well, ants are very welcome in my greenhouse (although perhaps not a nest). I was pleased this week when black ants discovered my Adromischus collection and cleaned up all the nectar oozing from the flowers within a couple of days. Since they enter in one corner of the greenhouse and have to climb u...
by Apicra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Places to visit near Heathrow
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Places to visit near Heathrow

Well, Kew or the gardens at RHS Wisley would be the obvious places for a great horticultural day out, but not if you are intent upon buying cacti. Since the plants are labelled, they are wonderful places to learn more. If no-one is around at Kent Cacti, then Charles Darwin's house is not far away .....
by Apicra
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: ZONE 15 CACTUS SHOW at RHS Hyde Hall Jul 13/14th
Replies: 8
Views: 852

ZONE 15 CACTUS SHOW at RHS Hyde Hall Jul 13/14th

RHS Hyde Hall DT P1030344.jpg BCSS Zone 15 will hold their annual competitive Zone Show over the weekend of Sat/Sun 13/14 July 2019 at RHS Hyde Hall gardens near Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET: http://www.zone15.bcss.org.uk/zoneshow.html . As well as impressive cacti & succulents on show, there will be ...
by Apicra
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: NW LONDON CACTUS SHOW, Eastcote, Sat 27th July 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Re: NW LONDON CACTUS SHOW, Eastcote, Sat 27th July 2019

Our show schedule is now available for download from our web site http://harrow.mycacti.info/ or here:
Harrow BCSS SHOW SCHED 2019 - FINAL COPY.pdf
Harrow BCSS Show Schedule 2019
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It includes full details, a map and entry form. Hope to see you there?

Best wishes,
Derek Tribble,
Harrow Branch Chairman
by Apicra
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Cactus at RHS Wisley: Specialist Plant Society Show
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Cactus at RHS Wisley: Specialist Plant Society Show

If you're planning a visit to the RHS Gardens at Wisley, Surrey, then why not go when cacti will be on sale? Over the weekend of Sat 15 June: 9am–5.30pm and Sun 16 June: 9am–5pm, it is the Specialist Plant Show, featuring many of our UK Plant Societies, including Woking Branch of the BCSS: https://w...
by Apicra
Fri May 31, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Calling Crassula experts
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: Calling Crassula experts

Yes, that's the one. I did manage to get a photo of C. rogersii into Gordon's Crassula book on p.228, the Supplementary Species section near the end and insisted he correctly named my photo on p.87, which he included under C. atropurpurea for some unknown reason. Nice to see your greenhouse on TV, P...
by Apicra
Mon May 27, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chelsea Flower Show
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Chelsea Flower Show

A final batch of photos ... the memorial for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings was very good: CFS_End_P1050425.jpg CFS_End_P1050427.jpg It is the unexpected that makes a visit to Chelsea so memorable: CFS_BIS_P1050458.jpg CFS_BIS_P1050457.jpg A reminder not to spread this invasive succulent...
by Apicra
Sun May 26, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chelsea Flower Show
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Chelsea Flower Show

This Agave had an unfamiliar name, on the stand of a company that I believe buys-in from abroad: CFS_AGAVE_P1050454.jpg CFS_AGAVE_P1050452.jpg They probably should have used Agave ghiesbreghtii 'Purpusorum'. As usual, there were very few cacti and succulents elsewhere in the show. I heard that half ...