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by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Outside Opuntia Flower
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Outside Opuntia Flower

Talking of heatwave or otherwise, after that very hot spell I decided to repot two plants which live outside, and put them in nice glazed pots and move them from down the garden outside the greenhouse door, to near the front door!
It has never stopped raining since, sorry guys. :sad:
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Every cloud has a silver lining
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Every cloud has a silver lining

Nice Phil, beautiful colour, yes at this time of year there are lots of jobs we never quite get round to, but in the winter months in the potting shed/garage I will get most of those jobs done ready for spring.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Every cloud has a silver lining
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Every cloud has a silver lining

Most of my Airampoas ( Tunillas ) have been put into hanging baskets and placed up in the roof of the cold house, this type of plants just do not fit neatly on the bench, there they can grow wherever they like. Downwards? This Plant is a long spined form of Airampoa ayrampo ( Tunilla soehrensii ) fr...
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cleistocactus ID
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Cleistocactus ID

I think Phil is spot on there for you Mike.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Death of two senior BCSS members: Gordon Rowley and Alan Hill
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Death of two senior BCSS members

I knew Gordon was getting on a bit and in poor health, but I never dreamed he was 98, He was as Chris says a man everybody knew even if they had not met him. I think I met Alan Hill at an early TSG meeting many many years ago, when Tephrocactus were thought of as being something alien. God bless the...
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Best 'topping' to put on the top of your soil. Solved
Replies: 23
Views: 540

Re: Best 'topping' to put on the top of your soil. Solved

Hi Ian
I use Vitax horticultural potting grit for topping small pots ( up to 7cm ) and in my potting compost mixes and Vitax horticultural coarse grit for topping larger pots and compost mixes for larger pots.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Coleocephalocereus aureus
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Coleocephalocereus aureus

Nice plant Mike, if not in the beauty stakes, I bet that plant is now quite heavy and hard to move.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ELK 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: ELK 2019

Stuart the dealers from Taiwan and Japan are now listed on the ELK 2019 site plant sales page.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: arrojadoa confirmation plz
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: arrojadoa confirmation plz

I am not aware of a black spine form but there are a few hybrids so may be there is.
by RAYWOODBRIDGE
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oreocereus or Pilocereus?
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Oreocereus or Pilocereus?

They don't look blue enough for gounellei, at first glance I would have said O. celsianus or O. leucotricha, but the slight twisting of the stems at that age and the amount of root would be more like Pilosocereus.
Very good question Ross you must post photos when they get a bit bigger.