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by Terry S.
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cintia knizei
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Cintia knizei

Your problem AnTTun is that you are not growing it at 4000m elevation!
by Terry S.
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 2016 MSG Seedlist
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: 2016 MSG Seedlist

Christian's observation seems to support my earlier musing that C. youngii germinates better if it allowed to age for at least 18 months from harvest. I have had similar results this year with C. comptonii which germinated very well at 18 months from harvest whereas it germinated poorly at 6 months....
by Terry S.
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Overwatering Looking Like Underwatering?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Overwatering Looking Like Underwatering?

If you under-water a plant, there is little water for the roots to take up and the plant becomes dehydrated. If you over-water a plant, the roots are killed so that they can no longer take up water and the plant becomes dehydrated. So the symptoms of the two problems are similar. Most house plants o...
by Terry S.
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component

I am sure that is a very effective fertilizer Bryan but I have no experience of it. I am a bit of a miser and the problem with it is that I can get the similar Chempak 8 at £4.50 per 800g from the local allotment society. Can I put in a plug for such societies? They are not as cheap as the big boys ...
by Terry S.
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component

You didn't specify a particular Chempak formula. I use Chempak 8 and haven't noticed any particular problem. It is likely that an observation such as this could depend on the nature of the water used.
by Terry S.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Two
Replies: 14
Views: 495

Re: S, S, S - Part Two

You are lucky Aiko. It is a weed that germinates all over the place if you leave the fruit on it to decompose.
by Terry S.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: S, S, S - Part Two
Replies: 14
Views: 495

Re: S, S, S - Part Two

I have raised Arum seeds using the method that I have used for other alpine "bulbs". Sow in the autumn, cover the pots with a nice layer of grit and leave outside to catch all the winter weather: rain, freezing etc. They will usually germinate in the spring.
by Terry S.
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: We have got Asphodelaceae back
Replies: 3
Views: 201

We have got Asphodelaceae back

Is it just me who is slow in keeping up with the news? I have just been checking up on the genus Bulbine following a request to write something on it for Plant of the Month and have found that it is back in the family Asphodelaceae as a result of a decision at a congress in 2017. For a while, Aloe ,...
by Terry S.
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aeoniums showing Spring colours
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Aeoniums showing Spring colours

16 days on from the operation and the patient is recovering nicely. You can already see a ring of offsets appearing around the centre of the stump. The top rosette is potted but there is no indication of rooting so far.

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by Terry S.
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bulbine questions
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Bulbine questions

'Hallmark' was of course named by our own Gordon Rowley and he distributed material of it. The second plant is I suspect Bulbinella hookeri which is a dreadful weed. It is one of the New Zealand species, hardy in much of the UK, and produces copious seed which comes up everywhere. Eliminate it immed...

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