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by fruit
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another Wilkos ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Another Wilkos ID please

Sorry, I've found another to ID, I must stop buying these unlabeled plants...
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by fruit
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another Wilkos ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Another Wilkos ID please

The several branches around here have smallish but different stocks in each lately, often more unusual plants as well. In previous years they had lots of the more common plants that stayed on the shelves for months, often til brown and crisp, sadly! Searching for more on what may be my K. katapifa I...
by fruit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another Wilkos ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Another Wilkos ID please

From photos I can find online the Kalanchoe could be either, I wonder how accurate they are. I think I'll label as K. katipifa for now and see what it looks like if/when it flowers. I wondered about Sedum stahlii with it's rows of parallel leaves. Looking forward to it getting bigger now. Thanks for...
by fruit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another Wilkos ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Another Wilkos ID please

I've picked up a few succulents from Wilkinsons over the past few days but I cannot ID this one - and the free sample with it. Any ideas please?
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by fruit
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bug ID
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Bug ID

Thanks Diane, that would explain why it didn't move at all when I poked it :)

I'll try searcing online for woolly cocoons instead
by fruit
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bug ID
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Bug ID

Any thoughts please?
I have found a bug on a Crassula arborescens and I have no idea of what it might be, whether friend or foe. Not easy to photograph as it's completely transparent!
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Bug ~5mm long

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its previous home I guess
by fruit
Sun May 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ransomware etc
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: Ransomware etc

No not OTT at all, I thought it and didn't type it. (tu) Guessed you had :) I have this morning come across a post on another forum from a Windows 10 user who, having checked his update history, has found that all updates since January are marked as failed. Check! Don't assume that auto-updates are...
by fruit
Sun May 14, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ransomware etc
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: Ransomware etc

The simplest and easiest way to protect yourself against Ransomware, is to back up all your important files to a storage device that is physically disconnected from your computer when not in use. as well as disconnect that storage device from anything else that is network connected - including the ...
by fruit
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Article on systemics and mealy bugs
Replies: 40
Views: 3184

Re: Article on systemics and mealy bugs

OT but slightly related article from BBC site yesterday...

First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39504487
by fruit
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Website - have your say - design and feel.
Replies: 15
Views: 1920

Re: BCSS Website - have your say - design and feel.

I realise that large uploaded images are very much a fact of online life these days, it's a shame that little consideration is given to those of us who have limited bandwidth. I'm not complaining though, just stating how I manage it here. I think I have the option FTTC/FTTH here but use the net so l...

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