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by jhb
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide for killing thrips
Replies: 30
Views: 1454

Re: Pesticide for killing thrips

I`ve just been reading the Sept edition of the Essex Succulent Review. There`s an article on this very subject. It is suggested that dropping 2 or 3 cigarettes in half a bottle of meths & leaving for a couple of days & then using it might be an option. Has anyone tried this ? I`m fairly sure that so...
by jhb
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco,s finest
Replies: 23
Views: 2758

Re: Tesco,s finest

1 of my local Tesco, we have 3 close by, had a whole shelf of the cat litter today, so in a panic I bought 4. Might go back & get more just in case.
by jhb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: NATIONAL 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: NATIONAL 2020

Looking forward to it already & looking at close b& b's. the added bonus of a little retail therapy looks good too, that's if I have any pennies left after buying plants.
by jhb
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Astrophytum Caput Mesudae
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Astrophytum Caput Mesudae

What a cracking plant Ali......now to see if I can get mine like like.
by jhb
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Astrophytum Caput Mesudae
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Astrophytum Caput Mesudae

Ali Baba. I've tried all sorts of mixes of compost, plastic pots, clay pots. It may be that I give it too much water or maybe not enough. More than likely they just don't like me lol.
by jhb
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Astrophytum Caput Mesudae
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Re: Astrophytum Caput Mesudae

Thanks guys. I've brought mine in now & put on my kitchen window sill
by jhb
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Astrophytum Caput Mesudae
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Astrophytum Caput Mesudae

I'm looking for some advice on how to keep this plant alive. I've had a few I've the last few years but have managed to kill it every time. I bought 1 at the international convention a few weeks ago & am hoping I have more success with this 1. How do you all treat yours, compost, winter temp etc. Al...
by jhb
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Strange growth on Ariocarpus
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Strange growth on Ariocarpus

Hi Aitko. I have an ario kotch that`s been doing the same thing for about 3 years.
by jhb
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Watering Anacampseros alstonii
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Watering Anacampseros alstonii

I've noticed small seedlings in my pot from last years seed pods which just did their own thing. Now trying to keep them going.
by jhb
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: International convention
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

International convention

I went to the BCSS International Convention for e weekend. It's the first 1 I've been to & I have to say I wasn't dissapointed. The lectures were very interesting & certainly makes you think. Some were of more interest to me than others but were excellant all the same. As we all know cactophiles are...