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by Andyh
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: June 2018 – My most beautiful flower
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: June 2018 – My most beautiful flower

Unexpected flower found today. Really pleased as I hadn't noticed the bud.
by Andyh
Tue May 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Birmingham Branch talk tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Birmingham Branch talk tonight

Birmingham Branch....Tonight.....our 15 May meeting is a talk by Maurice Williams on Matucanas the attractive cactus plants only found in Peru. Please come along and join us – all visitors welcome. 7.00 for 730 start.....Winterbourne Gardens. http://birmingham.bcss.org.uk Address details on our webs...
by Andyh
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Tours
Topic: Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Tour

Thank you for your comments. The upside down pots wereally off Amazon. They are OK but difficult to plant ...but I noticed a more expensive better quality version is available too. They look easier to use.
by Andyh
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Chempak fertiliser precipitate/insoluble component

Also noticed the same and wondered if these concentrated granules are a problem. They accumulate in base of watering can and some plants may end up with a greater dose. So far not noticed plants suffer though.
by Andyh
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Tours
Topic: Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Tour

A tour of the greenhouses - heated wooden greenhouse and cold greenhouse. Plus a few windowsills.
by Andyh
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe broomii
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Aloe broomii

I have an inherited plant that's circa 40 years old. Probably older. I've only reported it once and it's at about 6 inch diameter. Maybe I should try a deeper larger pot and see what happens! I've a new younger plant that's faired well in the cold greenhouse this winter.
by Andyh
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Places to visit in UK in 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Places to visit in UK in 2018

Thank you for your replies to date! At this stage just thinking of a small group visit for a day out from West Midlands. But if it works well may yet go further afield. My grandparents were from Wisley so I'm familiar with the gardens although I understand the arid house is new since I was last ther...
by Andyh
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Places to visit in UK in 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Places to visit in UK in 2018

Hi, can any one recommend places to visit with a small group, which are open in 2018? The glasshouse collections I know of are Glasgow, Birmingham, Kew, Winterbourne, Wisley, Chester Zoo. Large nurseries I know of include The Cactus shop and Abbey Brook Id like to consider how to make a good day tri...
by Andyh
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rhipsalis compost
Replies: 33
Views: 1590

Re: Rhipsalis compost

Hi Ive been growing a few rhipsalis, epiphyllums, and other epiphytes for 3 seasons. Ive been mixing equal parts sieved peat free compost (to remove sticks), purchased top soil (loamy), orchid bark and vermiculite. Works well. Its well drained and has some organic matter. The topsoil adds weight hel...
by Andyh
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Greenhouse Tours
Topic: Cold greenhouse
Replies: 0
Views: 592

Cold greenhouse

A few pictures of our cold greenhouse. Trying more plants in the cold greenhouse as we're running out of space. So far lost one young agave this winter..probably under a drip. Also lost one aloe which is from Somalia, so thats not a surprise. On the label it said -5...so thats true. Used a parafin h...

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