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by The Tunn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: September 2018 - Shades of pink
Replies: 18
Views: 6123

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: 1603

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: 934

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.
by The Tunn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help with Mesem IDs
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Help with Mesem IDs

Thanks, Suzanne. Yes great help. The flower colour threw me completely. Reassuring that I wasn't too far off with the Carruanthus as well!

Paul
by The Tunn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help with Mesem IDs
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Help with Mesem IDs

Can anyone help with IDs for these two? I've had them both for over 20 years but the labels disintegrated long ago. I think one may be Carruanthus (Poss ringens) Carruanthus ringens.JPG and the other could be a Bijlia??? Unknown Mesem1.JPG Unknown Mesem2.JPG But I'm not confident with either guess. ...
by The Tunn
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Wisley Gardens Petition
Replies: 5
Views: 1318

Re: Wisley Gardens Petition

Good news, but the cynic in me wonders whether this option was only proposed in order to ensure that the other option went through with minimum opposition!
by The Tunn
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Genus Of The Month
Topic: August 2017 - GotM - Ledebouria
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Re: August 2017 - GotM - Ledebouria

They usually go for my stemless mesems, I put a ring of vaseline round the top of the pots, they don't like crossing it, but your hands get very sticky when you pick the pot up. Haven't had snails attack a Ledebouria before though.
by The Tunn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Genus Of The Month
Topic: August 2017 - GotM - Ledebouria
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Re: August 2017 - GotM - Ledebouria

I think it is only one per bulb, or at most one fully formed and one small leaf. It has rather nice pink flowers on some of the pictures I've seen, but as I say I've never flowered it. I bought it in leaf in a pot with the bulbs buried so on its only repotting I left them that way. All the leaves di...
by The Tunn
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Genus Of The Month
Topic: August 2017 - GotM - Ledebouria
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Re: August 2017 - GotM - Ledebouria

Here is Ledebouria cooperi. It has never flowered but just sticks up these leaves so late in the year that I always think I've lost it!
by The Tunn
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Euphorbia i.d.
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Euphorbia i.d.

Thanks Richaud and Tina - and Tony for getting the picture the right way up!