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by Phil_SK
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Hello all

Hi, I don't think that's going to work... Have a look at viewtopic.php?f=47&t=165491
by Phil_SK
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Matucana name
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Matucana name

I'm fairly certain that a new name at species level hasn't been published to date. Technically, as there would be a change in rank from subspecies to species, a totally new name could be chosen although this would be unusual and unwarranted.
by Phil_SK
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Raised planting beds in a greenhouse

I'm giving up with my small area of free root run as I just can't keep it wet enough and anything that isn't naturally massive never seems to get its roots down enough to thrive.
by Phil_SK
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Need advice on greenhouse setup
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Need advice on greenhouse setup

I wouldn't put a greenhouse on decking. The close contact of the frame and the decking will mean that some areas won't dry out and the wood won't last nearly as long. The effort of changing everything around - when it's full of plants - will be far greater than doing it right first time. That said, ...
by Phil_SK
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Books: Aloe, Gasteria & Haworthia
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Books: Aloe, Gasteria & Haworthia

I know it's not really what you're asking for but worth you being aware of...
http://www.starr.wz.cz/Roman_Starha_ALOE_2013.pdf
https://alsterworthia.wordpress.com/journal-2/
by Phil_SK
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter losses or damage
Replies: 25
Views: 999

Re: Winter losses or damage

I would expect to lose maybe a quarter to a half of a percent in a typical winter.
by Phil_SK
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Updated seed lists
Replies: 205
Views: 33338

Re: Updated seed lists

How long does it normally take Jaromír of http://www.cactus-hobby.eu to process an order? I placed an order on 31st October and got the request for payment (along with an apology for the delay) yesterday. It's a few years since I've bought from him and, although he was never very fast, it hasn't ta...
by Phil_SK
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Taxonomy of the Cactaceae
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Taxonomy of the Cactaceae

It's worth keeping an eye on https://www.cactuspro.com/forum/read.ph ... msg-679070 as Joël tends to post news about his TdC there.

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