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by juster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Column inches
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Column inches

Good luck! At least you got it home safely, looks a nice plant.
by juster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

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This is quite a nice coloured one, E. frank reinelt, which is a hybrid of agavoides and colorata. I generally check the names on the International Crassulacea Network website, assume this would show which names are correctly registered?
by juster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Echeveria Agavoides..the real deal or marketing gimmick?

Some lovely plants there Wayne. I think it's a bit of a mine field on e bay for plants, I don't blame you for grumbling! Definitely a case of 'buyer beware'.
by juster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oreocereus hendricksianus
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Oreocereus hendricksianus

It's good to see these lovely mature plants Peter. I wonder if columnar cacti are generally rather 'unfashionable' now, perhaps because of space limitations, it's rather a shame.
by juster
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: February 2019 - Astrophytum
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: February photo competition

Yes I have now sent Mike both a PM and an e mail. If anyone knows him, and he is not on holiday, please give him a nudge.
by juster
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cleistocactus winteri colademononis Solved
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: Cleistocactus winteri colademononis Solved

And Tony: you get my vote :grin: Agreed! I don't have any problems with the present team; as volunteers they are doing a job which cannot be easy. I think that Peter also makes a good point, there does seem to be a tendency towards hypersensitivity and a lack of humour, or even tolerance. Peter I'v...
by juster
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Croydon Branch
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Croydon Branch

For anyone in the area, Croydon Branch have some interesting talks coming up soon. Next Tuesday, 12th Feb, we have David Shepard from Edenbridge branch talking about European Sedums. I think some of these would be hardy and could be grown outside in the U.K. Tuesday 12th March we have Tony R talking...
by juster
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1233

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

Yes it's taken a bit of a battering! but, given the strength of the winds, probably could be worse. Good luck.
by juster
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project
Replies: 26
Views: 1233

Re: Cacti & Succulent Outdoor Raised Bed Project

Bad luck! It's certainly been a very wet and windy day here in the south, you did well to brave the elements to take photos. Hopefully the plants are OK and you can do a few repairs tomorrow.
by juster
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Germination begins
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Germination begins

For newcomers to the hobby, seed-raising is a useful skill to develop, but do not rely on it at first to build up your collection. Those seedlings that you can buy from nurseries or acquire at branch meetings relatively cheaply are already 2 - 3 years old and likely to be close to flowering size, w...