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by Stuart
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Aloe ID
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Aloe ID

A cross between A.Jucunda and A.Somaliense would look something like this.
Stuart
by Stuart
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ELK 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: ELK 2019

I'd seen the nursery list on the ELK site but the only thing Google could find on the Chinese nursery was on the ELK pages themselves.
Stuart
by Stuart
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ELK 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: ELK 2019

Talking to a couple of other UK nurserymen last week, we've not heard anything about the national, I only knew the date because I read it on The Forum. I've dates for shows booked for June and July and talks right up to next November with the year planner filling up fast, the 'talking part' button o...
by Stuart
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ELK 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 967

ELK 2019

Not long to go now and more nurseries than ever, the smaller room is being used again this year along with the main hall and huge marquee. This has to be the largest gathering of multi-national nurseries - five from Japan, one from Taiwan, one from China, one mysteriously from 'EU', and well over a ...
by Stuart
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: mealy bug remedy?
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: mealy bug remedy?

My point was simply that it's not 'a banned substance', just banned for using on plants and sheep but OK to use medicinally on children. I seem to remember that Sulphur was also withdrawn for horticultural use though it's still used medicinally. Although the UK banned Malathion, it's still a require...
by Stuart
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: mealy bug remedy?
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: mealy bug remedy?

So we can't use it on our plants but these nice people at N.I.C.E. are happy for us to rub it on children's heads.
Stuart
by Stuart
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Euphorbia ankarensis watering and flowering
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Euphorbia ankarensis watering and flowering

I'd bring it indoors and grow it on a sunny window sill without a winter break. There's a few succulents that take so long to come back into leaf after a winter break that they've hardly made much growth before the next winter. Some of the leafy Euphorbias seem to fit into that category and they see...
by Stuart
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Droopy Pereskiopsis
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Droopy Pereskiopsis

I'd go with Tina's advice, cut the top off and put it in a glass of water on a bright window-sill. They're not easy to grow well in a hot cactus greenhouse but with heat and high humidity they'll grow like the brambles I'm trying to get out of the garden.
Stuart
by Stuart
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Something a bit different?
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Something a bit different?

Here's a few to start with, the list is endless
by Stuart
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: T geometricus
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: T geometricus

It's at the American National Show most years, in a shallow ceramic pot and in perfect condition, on the 'trophy table' but I've not seen it win Best Cactus.
Stuart