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by ralphrmartin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A busy day
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: A busy day

Yes - and why I dont put any insulation up in winter...
by ralphrmartin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Professional greenhouse?
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Professional greenhouse?

I too had a bad experience a few years ago with an old Alton - the sides splayed out: the forces are not vertical in this kind of design, and the wood rotted where fixed to the base. This in turn removed the support on one side of my benching. I came home to find about 6ft of collapsed benching with...
by ralphrmartin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A busy day
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: A busy day

I have never bothered with lights - in my previous greenhouse, the propagator was under the bench, and the seedlings did OK there. They are now on the bench, so should get more light. If anything, I am worried I may need to shade them. As for diurnal temperature swings - I did think of putting in ti...
by ralphrmartin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A busy day
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: A busy day

I guess that doesn't work out when the plants need potting on, either! :wink:
by ralphrmartin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A busy day
Replies: 24
Views: 537

Re: A busy day

Finished filling the 2nd propagator with more seeds today. Phew. I need a rest! To reply to some of the comments: The propagators are heated to 20C with soil warming cables / sensors buried in sand. The sand was damped down before I put the pots in, as I want to keep the humidity up. All the labels ...
by ralphrmartin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A busy day
Replies: 24
Views: 537

A busy day

Seeing as it was so warm and sunny, I thought I would plant my seed today. I managed to put about 1/2 of the packets in (this was seed saved up over the last 3 years when I didn't have any space, as well as this year's). Hopefully there will be plenty for swaps in due course! :grin: IMG_20180220_170...
by ralphrmartin
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few pics from my place last year
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: A few pics from my place last year

Looks more like California!
by ralphrmartin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hylotelephium
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Hylotelephium

Incidentally, Jane, the above photo was taken using an iPhone in Landscape format with the 'shutter button' on the right hand side. If I'd held the phone with the button on the left hand side, then it would have given me an 'upside down' picture. Another example of the (Apple) world favouring 'righ...
by ralphrmartin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cotyledon Cuttings
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: Cotyledon Cuttings

When you have got them going, I'd be happy to do a swap - I'd be interested to compare your plant to some other Cotyledons I have...
by ralphrmartin
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Web links
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Web links

Bill Under Databases, you can put the field number database: http://www.fieldnos.bcss.org.uk/ I've got a couple of other interesting bits of data on my site, but don't know whether they merit mentioning as resources: https://www.rrm.me.uk/Cacti/felt.html https://www.rrm.me.uk/Cacti/Cactus%20and%20Al...

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