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by TheEconomist
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Manchester branch Facebook page
Replies: 0
Views: 1120

Manchester branch Facebook page

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share the news that the Manchester branch has now got its own Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1783144505236100/ Please feel free ro drop by and join, as it's a new page there aren't too many things on there just yet. We will however aim to bring people ro...
by TheEconomist
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Heating/Boiling dilute liquid fertilizer
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Heating/Boiling dilute liquid fertilizer

If the fertiliser is non-organic (one of the many powdered varieties) I would have thought you could microwave the mixture with fertiliser added without any ill effects. For several years I have used coir as the base for my cactus and succulent mixture and have added small amounts of powdered ferti...
by TheEconomist
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New batch of seeds sown
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: New batch of seeds sown

I thought that I would post a little update :) Out of the 18 pots, 12 now have seedlings. The first one to come through was Opuntia Basillaris. I'm mostly excited about the Tephrocactus Geometricus (two so far) and Copiapoa Gigantea (one) seedlings so I hope more of these will spring up with time :)...
by TheEconomist
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Succulent Explorers' Day UPDATE -Itinerary
Replies: 10
Views: 2297

Re: Succulent Explorers' Day

Very much looking forward to it :) I commute for over an hour each way to work on daily basis so another two hours total spent getting there and bank won't be an issue for me :mrgreen:
by TheEconomist
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tabletop greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Tabletop greenhouse

Another thing is light, others may have a different experience but personally I struggle to grow cactae well in places other than windowsills (house wise) and even some of those don't get enough light. Therefore if it would be placed on a tabletop deeper into the house, unless you have an artificial...
by TheEconomist
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New batch of seeds sown
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: New batch of seeds sown

Thanks for the info Ian :)
by TheEconomist
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New batch of seeds sown
Replies: 3
Views: 754

New batch of seeds sown

Hi everyone ! I hope everyone is doing well :) I was lucky enough to get a grow light (grow light garden by Garland) for Christmass but as it was hectic I only just got around to utilising it today. I am happy to report that underneath the light I now have a heated propagator with 17 pots where I ha...
by TheEconomist
Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A passion to sow
Replies: 41
Views: 4663

Re: A passion to sow

Hi Ray,

Thanks for the info :)
by TheEconomist
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A passion to sow
Replies: 41
Views: 4663

Re: A passion to sow

Thanks for the info LIfer, the red lava chips look very nice hehe :mrgreen: I wonder if I can get hold of that on-line somewhere ... :grin:
by TheEconomist
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please help, cacti tissue discoloration and sinking.
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Please help, cacti tissue discoloration and sinking.

Lookong forward to seeing how it goes :) Good luck with it !