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by The Tunn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Composts and root pests
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Re: Composts and root pests

True about brand names. One garden centre near us made a point of putting a notice on the shelf with bugclear pointing out that it was no longer systemic. Very honest of them but maybe not of the manufacturers. When you look at what is available "over the counter" in other countries you do have to w...
by The Tunn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Composts and root pests
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Re: Composts and root pests

I didn't mean to start debates on insecticide bans or climate change, however interesting they might be! I'm not sure what insecticide Gardenscape use but I'm sure they'd tell anyone who is interested - they are obviously not not doing anything that contravenes current legislation. I think the issue...
by The Tunn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Composts and root pests
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Composts and root pests

An idea from my wife’s Auricula society. Some members were having trouble with vine weevil and, I think it was the owner of blue leaf plants, told them that she had compost mixed for her by a firm called Gardenscape. Apparently they are able to mix chemicals they can’t sell to the public into the co...
by The Tunn
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Taxonomy of cacti
Replies: 19
Views: 2457

Re: Taxonomy of cacti

I'm sure that there are good reasons but Euphorbia has always puzzled me. pulcherrima (poinsettia); griffithii ( herbaceous garden plant, hardy in UK) and piscidermis (dwarf succulent) and many more are all Euphorbia. Can you cross them? I'd be interested to see some of those hybrids!
by The Tunn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: kent cacti
Replies: 12
Views: 3382

Re: kent cacti

They gave me their details at the SE cactus Mart:

07767 881981
Woodlands Farm
Shire Lane
Farnborough Kent
BR6 7HH
But said to 'phone first as they aren't always on site.
They had a superb collection of plants for sale at the event - as always.
by The Tunn
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Confirm ID please?
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Confirm ID please?

That would have been my guess as well!
by The Tunn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld out today
Replies: 23
Views: 3145

Re: CactusWorld out today

There were two numbers on my adddress label. Not sure what the other one was but it was a four figure number. I nearly wrote that in as a membership number before thinking it was far too low and re checking the label.
by The Tunn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: September 2018 - Shades of pink
Replies: 18
Views: 9459

Re: September 2018 - Shades of pink

Echinocereus viereckii v. morricale
by The Tunn
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 2130

Re: Disappointed

by The Tunn
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help with Mesem IDs
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: Help with Mesem IDs

That looks very different from my plant which has no "keel" and weedy teeth!

Are hybrids a possibility? Unnatural ones presumably given the differing flowering times. Or are the plants quite variable? Mesems are a vast subject and as you can see not one I know much about.