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by Wilk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neem spray query
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Neem spray query

I have used it as a spray without any problems.
by Wilk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My battle with the bug
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

Re: My battle with the bug

Thanks for the comments. Here's the big tray: https://i.imgur.com/7Zssiwy.jpg An epithelantha showing new roots: https://i.imgur.com/cWupDwy.jpg And a small tray: https://i.imgur.com/vOBFJT3.jpg Does anyone have any viewson the efficacy or otherwise of meths and if I were to use something else to tr...
by Wilk
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My battle with the bug
Replies: 14
Views: 1832

My battle with the bug

For a few years my small cacti collection (low hundreds) was root mealybug (RMB) free till I made the bad mistake of failing to quarantine a plant I bought from a well known grower which was plainly RMB infested. I should have sent it back or not been lazy. Due to lack of vigilance on my part over t...
by Wilk
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Need expert advice on seedlings please
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Need expert advice on seedlings please

I would put them into the baggies as moss will not develop so quickly and will not kill them in any event. The more difficult question is where to leave them so that they get enough light but not too much. Too little light and they get etiolated and too much and they scorch. Better too little than t...
by Wilk
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My first cactus
Replies: 17
Views: 2395

Re: My first cactus

Doesn't look like a cactus to me, unless it's a DISCOcactus perhaps?? :wink:
by Wilk
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My (non-flowering) Echinocerei
Replies: 63
Views: 9869

Re: My (non-flowering) Echinocerei

Another year has gone by and the same frustrations prevail. My cold greenhouse got down to about -5c this winter, enough to cut back my Iochroma Australis to ground level but not enough to kill any cacti. The usual Echinocerei have flowered: Gentryi Polyacanthus Salm- Dyckianus Chloranthus Morricall...
by Wilk
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cumulopuntia ?? ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Cumulopuntia ?? ID

It has now flowered. Only one though!
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by Wilk
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Optimal and Maximum Temperature for Cacti and Succulents?
Replies: 15
Views: 3290

Re: Optimal and Maximum Temperature for Cacti and Succulents?

I don't know about all this fancy science, I just judge by what I see and I am convinced that my cacti grow better when the temperature is HOT. By this I mean 35c plus. I was away last week when we had hot weather and I am convinced that growth was better than at any time this year. Of course, it co...
by Wilk
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New to the forum Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

Re: New to the forum Solved

In my cold greenhouse I seem to be able to get away with -5c. I suspect that more species than not can cope with a couple of degrees of frost??

Not wishing to be controversial (?) North American species are generally more interesting and cold hardy than many of their Southern counterparts.
by Wilk
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter growing mesembs
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Winter growing mesembs

I have a number of 1 and 2 year old winter growing mesembs of various species. At present they are in my (just) frost-free greenhouse which I visit relatively infrequently in winter months. I have a south facing windowsill indoors in a centrally heated room. Would I be better off moving the winter g...