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by Phil_SK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Members please read this.
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: BCSS Members please read this.

Where does ucp.php?i=178 take you?
by Phil_SK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hooray and thanks!
Replies: 30
Views: 1143

Re: Hooray and thanks!

Me too, Tony, but I would just like to understand what the "new" fulfillment system is. Officials seem reticent. Transparency is the issue. In the past, seed was sent out soon after the first orders were received but would occasionally get lost in the pre-Christmas post flurry. My understanding is ...
by Phil_SK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld
Replies: 41
Views: 700

Re: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld

I've split your post out of that longer CactusWorld thread otherwise it'll keep getting buried.
by Phil_SK
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 57
Views: 1456

Re: Time for a name change?

The two-sentence penultimate paragraph of the editorial by Roy Mottram in CactusWorld 2006, 24(1), 4-5 sums up my feelings on this perfectly.
by Phil_SK
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Spineless Opuntia Recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Spineless Opuntia Recommendation

accidentally clicked the tick icon which added the solved notification on your post :???: can a admin/moderator revoke the solved notification please? Done! (you just click the 'tick' icon again to toggle it off) If you've got O. humifusa/compressa then I'd say you've already got the best option. I...
by Phil_SK
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hooray and thanks!
Replies: 30
Views: 1143

Re: Hooray and thanks!

if the seeds are lingering unused in a "bank" they could be put to some use. They don't linger for long as they're used to form part of the welcome pack for new members. I know that the membership secretary pretty much used up all of the seeds available from the previous year's seed list in this wa...
by Phil_SK
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sowing cactus seeds: best time?
Replies: 36
Views: 892

Re: Sowing cactus seeds: best time?

High humidity is both a requirement for young [cactus] seedlings (they usually dry up to nothing without it) and a problem (it's ideal conditions for competing organisms - moss, algae, fungi). I think you can look too hard for 'rules' of how to grow plants from seed. Most C&S seed needs light, moist...
by Phil_SK
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lobivias described since Lobivia85
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Lobivias described since Lobivia85

You could wade through http://www.ipni.org/ipni/advPlantNameSearch.do?find_family=&find_genus=lobivia&find_species=&find_infrafamily=&find_infragenus=&find_infraspecies=&find_authorAbbrev=&find_includePublicationAuthors=on&find_includePublicationAuthors=off&find_includeBasionymAuthors=on&find_includ...
by Phil_SK
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Coleocephalocereus & seed list
Replies: 37
Views: 1934

Re: Coleocephalocereus & seed list

I had eleven packets of MMd but I haven't done very well with them on the whole - only four are still with me and, probably because they've had to contend with my 'hard' cultivation, most of them are still fairly puny. The first was from the Dec 2009 list and the other three from Dec 2010. I wish I'...