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by iann
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: mammillaria guelzowiana
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: mammillaria guelzowiana

Same here, except loads of yellow Dolicothele-types. I think they've been saving it all up while it was raining all week.
by iann
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops lesliei F123C
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Lithops lesliei F123C

That's var venteri, so I think you've tracked it down.
by iann
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees

rodsmith wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:50 pm
I agree they are a nuisance with their tunneling. I had one busying itself in one of my gymnos a few years ago. But they are fascinating to watch as they have an unerring locatory sense, both in arriving at the same plant each time and in exiting through the same open window.
Unlike bumblebees!
by iann
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Areoles on tips of petals
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Areoles on tips of petals

It is very odd.
by iann
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Caution: Leaf-cutter Bees

Is it that time already? Summer hasn't got going at all here, maybe the leaf-cutters won't be around for a few more weeks. They won't be able to get in the greenhouse anyway, if it is shut up to keep all the rain out :mrgreen:
by iann
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops on the Beeb
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Lithops on the Beeb

My Saturday nights are looking up. RHS Chatsworth flower show was on TV and they showed a Lithops. Actually a big dish of them. Plus they showed the capsules in action (sneakily speeded up) with a few water drops.
by iann
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Early Lithops?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Early Lithops?

One flower opened today. I missed it. That is definitely early for me.
by iann
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Carpobritus identification
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Carpobritus identification

There are two worrying aspects here. 1 Is it getting warmer so that Mediterranean plants can become established? 2 Escapees from gardens can cause havoc to existing environmental balance .. Knotweed being a classic example. We seem to be laissez faire in comparison to some countries. I don't think ...
by iann
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Carpobritus identification
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Carpobritus identification

Carpobrotus edulis flowers can be yellow or pink, but smaller deep pink flowers may belong to C. chilensis. The two can form hybrid swarms, so don't get too hung up on the name. C. chilensis is overall smaller, especially the flowers, and considered less invasive.
by iann
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Strange lithops seedlings Solved
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Strange lithops seedlings Solved

L. lesliei, and some of the other large yellow-flowered species, typically germinate like mushrooms, not balls. They may appear to turn into more of a ball shape as the true leaves develop inside and they hunker down into the soil, but they're really just turning into an inverted cone buried up to i...