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by MikeT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: T geometricus
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: T geometricus

The results are available here on the BCSS website. Class 53 Opuntia Group 1 Plant 1st Colin Parker; 2nd Tony Morris; 3rd Dr.George Thomson; HC Barry Hancock; C Barry Tibbetts Class 54 Opuntia Group 2 Plants 140mm pot limit 1st Debbie Morcom; 2nd Graham Evans; 3rd Costas Papathanasiou; HC Debbie Mor...
by MikeT
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another mesemb ID
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Another mesemb ID

I have a plant labelled Hereroa glenensis which has survived several winters outdoors. The leaves don't have the dotted appearance. I'll have to post a photo of this for comparison. I'm guessing that my 'Hereroa glenensis' is the Bergeranthus -but I didn't think my two plants were the same, judging ...
by MikeT
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another mesemb ID
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Another mesemb ID

Thanks, Catherine

Possible species name anyone?
by MikeT
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another mesemb ID
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Another mesemb ID

This came in a mix with some Sempervivums. No names on anything. My guess would be Rabiea.
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leaves
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floral remains
Suggestions welcome.
by MikeT
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Westland Cactus soil
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: Westland Cactus soil

Last year I got some JI from B&Q it was a good 60% sand and no sign of any Humus I used Verve (B & Q's own brand) JI for a while, seemed reasonable, but then as you say the sand content was very high; plastic and lumps of wood at a higher level than the original JI formula. I changed to Westland, a...
by MikeT
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Fenestraria aurantiaca Faded label

It definitely grows at McDougalls Bay on the edge of Port Nolloth, only a few yards from buildings. It's where all the dog-walkers exercise their dogs. It seems to cope with being walked on and being fertilised with dog poo - neither of which I've tried on mine.
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by MikeT
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)
Replies: 12
Views: 480

Re: Notocactus & Parodia (scopa v rielii, tabularis and erubescens)

Don't have one in flower at the moment to check, but I'm sure Pterocactus tuberosus also has sensitive stamens.
by MikeT
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What nibbled my cactus :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: What nibbled my cactus :(

I used to get hedgehogs in the garden, but not for many years. They were never very interested in slugs or snails though - would shuffle past them without any interest. The foxes and badgers don't seem interested in snails or slugs either, but they don't let me get so close when they're passing thro...
by MikeT
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: Identification

The leaf colouring suggests Crassula to me, though Crassulas usually have the leaves obviously opposite, rather than a rosette. C. acinaciformis, perhaps?
There do seem to be a couple of white wooly bits at the base of some of the leaves - mealies?
by MikeT
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What nibbled my cactus :(
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: What nibbled my cactus :(

There have been some trails in the greenhouse, although no damage. I evicted one offender but either it came back or there is another. Snail's have been shown to have good homing instinct, Ian. So either take it out for a run in the car before releasing, or use the technique I've developed to disab...