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by Nick_G
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Adenium arabicum
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Adenium arabicum

I wait until I see signs of growth Eric.
by Nick_G
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: pure pumice?
Replies: 25
Views: 738

Re: pure pumice?

I grow all my cacti in pure moler clay (sanicat cat litter), no organic matter at all. I actually got the idea after buying a few plants from Ingo seven or eight years ago. The root systems on his plants were extremely healthy. The results have been revelatory to someone who had used a standard JI a...
by Nick_G
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Adenium obesum from seed
Replies: 30
Views: 3225

Re: Adenium obesum from seed

I keep the majority of mine on a south facing windowsill all year round. They seem happy. Some lose their leaves in the winter and some stubbornly refuse to do so. The plants that lose their leaves look better to me the following summer, neater and with fresher foliage.
by Nick_G
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus flowering periods
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Cactus flowering periods

I would expect to have at least one species of Turbinicarpus in flower pretty much 12 months of the year.
by Nick_G
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: That was a surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: That was a surprise

No, it's been kept above freezing all winter though in the past it's survived temperatures as low as -6C. Nor can I see any sciara fly maggots though I haven't delved too deeply.

Someone has offered to take it off me and try to save it so that's nice. They like odd shaped tubers.
by Nick_G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: That was a surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: That was a surprise

Shout if you want one of your spares back, they've just started growing. Thanks for the offer Mike but I've found one in a box under our bed. It's where I overwinter some plants, my wife's not impressed. I've also got some self sown seedlings growing in the greenhouse floor, the seeds get everywher...
by Nick_G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: That was a surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 556

That was a surprise

I was having a close look at my Kedrostis africana this afternoon wondering why it hadn't shown any signs of growth yet when I caught a whiff of that unmistakeable cucumber smell of rotting cucurbit. I was amazed, I really thought it was indestructible. It was a self sown seedling that I dug up out ...
by Nick_G
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea elephantipes seeds?
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Dioscorea elephantipes seeds?

If Silverhill Seeds are still trading it would be nice to support them after the recent tragic events.

£2.25 a packet or £10 a hundred.
by Nick_G
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3996

Re: Top dressing for succulents

I grow all my cacti in pure cat litter, it doesn't go slimy.

I boil all my used cat litter for ten minutes to sterilise it before I re use it, it doesn't go slimy.

I have been doing this for many years now, it doesn't go slimy.
by Nick_G
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 51
Views: 3996

Re: Top dressing for succulents

el48tel wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Clay (cat litter) goes slimy;
You must be using the wrong stuff.