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by Phil_SK
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Soil mixes
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Soil mixes

Hi, I've moved your thread as it's very much on topic. :)
by Phil_SK
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from North Somerset.
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Hello from North Somerset.

Opuntia stricta has a natural distribution centred around the Caribbean. Since it doesn't experience seasonal temperature swings I wouldn't expect the seeds to require a cold stratification. When you look at some of the countries in which it has become a serious weed, again, they tend to be countrie...
by Phil_SK
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter - quick questions
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Cat litter - quick questions

I visited the large Tesco a few miles from me last Thursday, from where I had bought some cat litter a month or so ago. They had none in stock nor was there a shelf tag for anything that could be it. I concluded that they had discontinued it again, but haven't looked online to compare until now. I c...
by Phil_SK
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Vine Weevil Concentration for soil drench - puzzled.
Replies: 25
Views: 1444

Re: Vine Weevil Concentration for soil drench - puzzled.

Could you not apply it as a spray to the plant body? There have been acetamiprid sprays in the past (I think) so it must translocate through the plant body surface. :shrugs:
by Phil_SK
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld out today
Replies: 23
Views: 2165

Re: CactusWorld out today

I was surprised to find that my membership number as given on the postal insert with my address was much lower than I had anticipated, and much lower than it had been. Is this a mistake or have we restarted membership numbering?? You've previously set it in you forum profile as 35791 - is this not ...
by Phil_SK
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: alluadia minimum temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Alluaudia minimum temperature

I aim to keep my greenhouse at +1C, which means, in practice, that it can get to just below freezing. I try to bring into the house no more than one large tray of plants. My young Alluaudia procera has always come into the house until this winter when it's place was taken by something else. I notice...
by Phil_SK
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Request for photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1935

Re: Request for photos

A more extreme example from the same incident, when I left all the windows shut after a frosty night that was followed by a blazingly sunny day. It was more of a cooking than a scorching. I did kill many plants but this wasn't one of them. Photos 4 May 14, 16 May 15 and 10 Mar 19. The burnt bits are...
by Phil_SK
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Request for photos
Replies: 22
Views: 1935

Re: Request for photos

A pair of photos, taken 4 May 2014 and today, 9 Mar 2019. Not all scorch grows out so well as it has here but scorching's certainly not a reason to get rid of a plant. Rebutia mentosa ssp purpurea:
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by Phil_SK
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Genus Of The Month
Topic: March 2019 - GotM - Echinocereus
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

March 2019 - GotM - Echinocereus

http://www.society.bcss.org.uk/index.ph ... -2019.html It would be particularly nice to see some of the wilcoxia types, given the focus on E. poselgeri.