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by purzo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Nurseries still operating in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Nurseries still operating in the UK

Chris in Leeds wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:52 pm
I which there was a few in the same area as there use to be in Lincolnshire/Kings Lynn that could look at in a day trip
That'd be Southfields then, on your way to Kings Lynn.
by purzo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Nurseries still operating in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Nurseries still operating in the UK

Abbey Brook in Matlock are still operating but down to one sales greenhouse and one for viewing only. Opening times are on their website http://www.abbeybrookcacti.com/ . You can enter and leave through the new development (Poppyfields Close?) in front of their establishment, in fact last I heard th...
by purzo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Naming conventions when selling plants
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Naming conventions when selling plants

Thanks Chris, yes this does seem a prudent approach.
by purzo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Naming conventions when selling plants
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Naming conventions when selling plants

Thank you Aiko and Bill, both excellent ideas, much appreciated. (tu)
by purzo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Naming conventions when selling plants
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Naming conventions when selling plants

Could anybody offer any advice on what information it is correct to put on a plant label when selling. For instance, if I purchased a plant with a label stating something along the lines that the plant was "propagated from the XYZ National Collection" and later I sold offsets, or indeed the original...
by purzo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Your ideal pot / container?
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Your ideal pot / container?

I prefer round plastic pots or hexagonal over square ones, good solid quality like the BEF ones (the round versions). Plain, terracotta colour, good drainage with multiple holes which aren't huge. Some short and some extra long for tap rooted plants. With a rim.
by purzo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A konjack
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: A konjack

Unfortunately mine is the same this year Eric although I was quite optimistic of a (first ever) flower. Just wondering do you fertilise at all, if so what are you using? I haven't this year so far but probably will from now on.
by purzo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Amorphorphallus konjac
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Amorphorphallus konjac

Mine is also about 6 inches diameter and has never flowered, it's just sprung to life so I'm hoping this will be the year. Are the "offsets" independent tubers? If so, apart from taking nutrient from the compost, I guess they shouldn't affect the main tuber. I don't know about those little sprouty l...
by purzo
Thu May 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: North West Cactus Mart
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: North West Cactus Mart

Once again an excellent NW Mart and thoroughly enjoyable day out. I thought the change of layout worked very well. With my greenhouses almost full to bursting I managed to keep my buying urges under control and limited myself to purchases of Gymnocalyciums and Haworthias only. Got some great ones to...
by purzo
Tue May 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cultivating cacti & succulents when you have disabilities
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Cultivating cacti & succulents when you have disabilities

Thanks for posting this James, it is a very informative record of your experience which I find useful.