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by Peter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: is this cannibalism
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: is this cannibalism

Excellent for spiking drinks.
by Peter
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stones, pebbles, cracked terra at the bottom of pots worsens the drainage. Solved
Replies: 29
Views: 1971

Re: Stones, pebbles, cracked terra at the bottom of pots worsens the drainage. Solved

I'll chip in here with a comment that I've made before on the subject of pebbles or the like in the bottom of pots. Follow the advice of not having pebbles in pots and you'll be in danger of having plants that are totally pot bound, solid with roots that cannot take into new compost in the larger po...
by Peter
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seeds Sown
Replies: 40
Views: 5450

Re: Seeds Sown

Just think, Ralph - so many labels written to date, but so very many in the future!
by Peter
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Enjoying the afternoon sun...
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

Re: Enjoying the afternoon sun...

That's very impressive, Diane. I've never got into growing this type of plant - perhaps it's time. Yours is tight against the pot. Are the roots the same? Also, would you always advocate the use of clay pots for drainage, presumably as in this case?
by Peter
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: WIsh I had had my Camera with me!
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Re: WIsh I had had my Camera with me!

They were probably following the sun. Didn't want to miss any.
by Peter
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oreocereus hendricksianus
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Oreocereus hendricksianus

Nice plant Peter, and a nice selection of woolly cacti. just goes to show I was miles off target in trying to identify my plant. I get the feeling that Oreocereus aren't that 'fashionable' anymore, but I like them and them and the woolly cacti. You're dead right Mike. It's not at all recent, this l...
by Peter
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oreocereus hendricksianus
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Oreocereus hendricksianus

Further to MikeDom's mention of this in his Oreocereus thread, here is my plant. It's amongst my favourite cacti, as to me, it's distinctive and attractive. A slow grower though.
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by Peter
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cleistocactus winteri colademononis Solved
Replies: 17
Views: 2544

Re: Cleistocactus winteri colademononis Solved

Tina makes valid points about the good old days of the forum. As an early contributor (some years before the 2007 date quoted on quite a few members' details. That was a software change), I fondly recall the banter that went on. For example, 'other succulents' were weeds to us cacti growers (of spik...
by Peter
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sansevieria at Lidl
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Sansevieria at Lidl

Lots of mixed types at Lidl today, also some reasonably sized cacti.
by Peter
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Born to Die- Agave
Replies: 13
Views: 1931

Re: Born to Die- Agave

Perhaps some nitrogen based feed?