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by Martin
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Whats this seen in San Diego
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Whats this seen in San Diego

Thanks all

Martin
by Martin
Thu May 23, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Whats this seen in San Diego
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Whats this seen in San Diego

Hi all at a recent stay in a hotel in San Diego they had this growing in hotel flower beds

Any ideas as the flowers totally confused me re what it could be
by Martin
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Oxford 60th Anniversary Celebration Symposium - Sunday 21st October
Replies: 1
Views: 2710

Re: Oxford 60th Anniversary Celebration Symposium - Sunday 21st October

Tickets selling fast please contact Bill

Martin
by Martin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: L. principis
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: L. principis

At a couple of nurseries in Europe they stand these in trays and in late spring early summer have them stood in water for a few weeks ! Not at all what we think for cacti But it encourages the buds to form and not dry up I have not gone that far but if the weather is good I do try to water them much...
by Martin
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Current Treatments For Red Spider Mite
Replies: 12
Views: 3010

Re: Current Treatments For Red Spider Mite

Dimethoate does not work on red spider mites

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by Martin
Mon May 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Current Treatments For Red Spider Mite
Replies: 12
Views: 3010

Re: Current Treatments For Red Spider Mite

Avid RSM listed Abamectin active ingredient Best solution if you can get hold of it, very effective Also kills Thrips as a by product :grin: Wear an organic solvent mask (one with a proper charcoal filter not a paper mask available on ebay for around £20) and spray, dont water it, in late evening wh...
by Martin
Sun May 27, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My favourite Thelocactus
Replies: 15
Views: 2516

Re: My favourite Thelocactus

Unfortunately I am not able to do public open days due to limited space.

I have done BCSS open days the past three years for the local zone, we had about 50 last year which was a bit tight.

Visits by arrangement are possible at certain time

Martin
by Martin
Thu May 24, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My favourite Thelocactus
Replies: 15
Views: 2516

Re: My favourite Thelocactus

freudenbergeri has purple / magenta flowers so its not that

Just a form of the very variable rinconensis

The longest spined form I have has spines around 8 inches
by Martin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Oxford 60th Anniversary Celebration Symposium - Sunday 21st October
Replies: 1
Views: 2710

Oxford 60th Anniversary Celebration Symposium - Sunday 21st October

OXFORD BRANCH 60th Anniversary Celebration Symposium ………. On Sunday 21st October 2018 AT THE LAMBERT ARMS, ASTON ROWANT OX49 5SQ (just off junction 6 of M40) ………. From:- 10.00am - Speakers will be Colin Walker - Exploring Euphorbias. Martin Lowry - South American highlights Paul Hoxey - Haiti & Dom...
by Martin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Insecticidal Soap? Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Insecticidal Soap? Solved

I agree I would not spray echiverias or plants with the nice white waxy covering

Never seen any issues relating damaging the plants but don't do it with the sun on them

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