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by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld
Replies: 19
Views: 832

Re: CactusWorld

I thought " In my greenhouse " this month was very good, and another good issue of the journal which is worth the membership fee alone,

Without all the other benefits like this forum, seeds list, branch meetings, plant sales etc.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat
Replies: 29
Views: 1726

Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

The ITC 308 was £26.99 on ebay last week when I bought one.

Seems a very good piece of kit, and easy to set up
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus ID Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Cactus ID Help Please

Scale would help here ,what is the size of those squares on the graft paper. It could well be a Tunilla ( Airampoa ) but I think it is more likely to be North American looking at the thickness of some off those pads, and one of the many forms of Opuntia rhodantha or O. polyacantha is more likely, at...
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Advice on Astrophytum caput-medusae please
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: Advice on Astrophytum caput-medusae please

Yes I agree with both Terry and Tina on this one, my own 4 seedlings lasted 18 months to 2 years then just withered away. I bought 4 small seedlings at Elk ( most likely from the same Czeck grower ) with the intention of keeping the largest 2 on their own roots while grafting the smaller 2, so for s...
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: seeds disinfection
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: seeds disinfection

Did you sterilize the compost before sowing and did you use a fungicide after germination, otherwise you are only going to get problems.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: tunilla chilensis question
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: tunilla chilensis question

Leave pads upright in a small pot for two weeks, by which time they should be showing signs of roots starting to grow.

Pot them up and yes they will be fine in a warm conservatory in fact that plant will grow almost anywhere given light and water.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seeds sowing - day light and temp
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Seeds sowing - day light and temp

If you are growing Lophophora or Astrophytum there would germinate in a few days but if you are growing Tephrocactus it could take up to 4 years. So we need to know what species you are sowing, before any advice can be given, I agree with Tina you min Temp.is high, 15c would be better or even a litt...
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Label Printers
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Label Printers

I would go with what everyone above has said about the Brother P touch it is a fine bit of kit. Keith don't worry about generic cartridges they work just fine and are best bought in packs of 10, in which case they work out very cheap indeed, I 've got some labels that have been in full sun for about...
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Potting bark
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Potting bark

Hi Dave I don't grow succulents so I can't help there, but I do use 6mm and 10mm bark which is a light and clean product, at a rate of 50 percent in the mix for Epi cacti and it does reduce the weight alot compared to grit, as for the lack of nitrogen I can only say that all the plants in that mix a...
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: any idea
Replies: 6
Views: 4258

Re: any idea

I Bought the same plant at ELK , 3 weeks ago and it had the same label.

Tony is spot on it is a sub species of subterranea found near Incahuasi Bolivia. While the type species subterranea is found in Argentina.