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by MikeT
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld
Replies: 43
Views: 769

Re: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld

I agree with the kitchen roll comments. For most BEF pots I don't find that anything is needed, but for pots with larger drainage holes kitchen roll works really well - stops compost falling out, and lasts easily long enough that by then the soil holds together well.
by MikeT
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few Cacti to ID
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: A few Cacti to ID

I'm not sure about 1 being Mamm. spinosissima, I wonder about one of the forms of Mamm. polythele
3 I think might be Ferocactus glaucescens
by MikeT
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Any Aeonium buffs out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 556

Re: Any Aeonium buffs out there?

I find most Aeoniums go dormant in the winter, and grow happily in summer. A. 'Velour' and 'Zwartkop' go green in the centres of the rosettes over winter, due to low light levels, but colour up well once they start growth in the spring in higher light levels. Aeonium saundersii goes dormant in summe...
by MikeT
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: December 2018 - Crassulaceae
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: December 2018 - Crassulaceae

[/quote] But I think the 12th photo is a Dudleya brittonii maybe? Not Graptopetalum Not sure what happened there. When I went to edit, each name was against it's correct file, but the photo sequence was different to the listed file sequence. Several attachment numbers were 1 out. Does uploading a ne...
by MikeT
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: December 2018 - Crassulaceae
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: December 2018 - Crassulaceae

Having taken some new photos for an earlier post, I've finally made the time to go through some older photos. I do like Crassulaceae, so there were a few pictures waiting for review. Here are a selection: Dudleya.JPG Dudleya Dudleya brittonii.JPG Dudleya brittonii Ech Compton Carousel.JPG E. 'Compto...
by MikeT
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: December 2018 - Crassulaceae
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: December 2018 - Crassulaceae

Crassula mesembryanthemopsis is in flower, just asking to get in this month's competition
C. mesemb_1.JPG
C. mesemb_2.JPG
by MikeT
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What C+S can I grow outside in Derbyshire?
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: What C+S can I grow outside in Derbyshire?

I'm hoping to get to your next meeting in January? I'm not sure your AGM would be a good idea for a first timer... or is it newcomer friendly? An AGM is a necessary part of a branch's life, but not the most exciting bit, even when you know the people and the activities involved. January is a much b...
by MikeT
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What C+S can I grow outside in Derbyshire?
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: What C+S can I grow outside in Derbyshire?

There's an Alpine plant nursery at Calver Sough which has loads of Sempervivums, plus Sedums and some other hardy succulents, well worth a visit next year (closed January & February), details here . There are loads of Sempervivums and Sedums that will grow in the Peak District, some of the Delosperm...
by MikeT
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Any other spring chickens?
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Any other spring chickens?

Anyone else here that’s under 30? I don’t know a single person my age who’s interested in plants let alone cacti/succulents As the quote says, "You are not alone" . There are several regulars at Sheffield branch meetings who are under 30. 35 years ago, so was I (just). You should be getting a Sheff...
by MikeT
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: Hairy and Hirsute
Replies: 11
Views: 3467

Re: Hairy and Hirsute

Aiko wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:01 pm
Is that a Muiria?
It is, Aiko. If you hold your cursor over the photo, you'll get the file name - 'Shmoo'. Growing at Springfontein. I don't think it would last long in my greenhouse.