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by JohnE
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Christmas cactus
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Christmas cactus

el48tel wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Nice flowers. Can't see the stems to check genera. Could be Easter cactus.
No, not Easter Cactus, flower shape is definitely a Christmas Cactus.
by JohnE
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: eNews Special Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 2525

Re: eNews Special Edition

The survey question issue has been addressed so please feel free to give us your views. Its very important for me as I want to build the BCSS based on what the members want rather than what an aging committee think you want. Kind regards Ian I answered the survey before Q7 was fixed. The problem wa...
by JohnE
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heater recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 3150

Re: Greenhouse heater recommendation

UK LED Automatic Night Light Plug in Wall Lamp with USB Dusk to Dawn Sensor Lamp" Ooh didn't know they did them, I do have some battery powered fairy lights that have a built in timer, all these new gadgets :roll: . Where did you buy yours from please? Check the reviews - I have just looked at some...
by JohnE
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heater recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 3150

Re: Greenhouse heater recommendation

UK LED Automatic Night Light Plug in Wall Lamp with USB Dusk to Dawn Sensor Lamp" Ooh didn't know they did them, I do have some battery powered fairy lights that have a built in timer, all these new gadgets :roll: . Where did you buy yours from please? eBay, search for LED nightlight, but be carefu...
by JohnE
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heater recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 3150

Re: Greenhouse heater recommendation

or fairy lights look quite nice too :wink:. Indeed they do, but they don't switch themselves on/off at dusk and dawn. Also, depending on where you live and the layout of your garden, they may draw unwanted attention to your greenhouse. If buying one of the nightlights be careful to get one with a U...
by JohnE
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouse heater recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 3150

Re: Greenhouse heater recommendation

Mike: maybe a silly question but why does your heater need to run for so long? I would have thought that if the greenhouse insulation is up to scratch the heat in there should last long enough for the plug to cool. Your electric bills must be giving everyone who works for your power provider a comp...
by JohnE
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 71
Views: 9067

Re: Time for a name change?

Returning this thread to what it started out about - the name "CactusWorld" - here are my thoughts. When the name "CactusWorld" was proposed as a replacement for the "British Cactus and Succulent Journal" I was opposed to the idea as being unnecessary. I also suggested that using the word cactus, ra...
by JohnE
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 7626

Re: Cactus seed payment

There are lots of good points and ideas in this thread but, come on, we're talking about 30p packets of seed - not nuclear Armageddon! Seven pages of posts...! I'm not sowing seed any more, but when I did I was just glad for what I did get (including the "reserves"). I never felt cheated that someon...
by JohnE
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld
Replies: 29
Views: 4651

Re: CactusWorld

As far as I could tell, just one quote was from an actual journal and the others had nothing whatsoever to do with it. Cheers Al That sounds about right for the BBC. Their journalism is sloppy and biased, so it's hardly a surprise that they pretend to use real quotes in comedy shows. That said, it ...
by JohnE
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lithops ID please
Replies: 16
Views: 1943

Re: Lithops ID please

Such a lot of variation in the one batch of seedlings and just labelled as Lithops. Are you sure they aren't someone's batch of self-set hybrids? I'm not being negative about such plants (I know there are purists who scorn 'impure' lineage), I grow them myself, but - if they are likely to be hybrids...