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by Diane
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Haworthia seed sowing.
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Haworthia seed sowing.

I think el48tel means seeds in pots inside ziplock bags, not on kitchen paper. The usual method is to sow in small (5cm) pots and enclose in a baggie. This works perfectly for Haworthias - I've grown plenty this way. They can be a bit temperamental in germinating - they don't like too much heat, and...
by Diane
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rot?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Rot?

It looks healthy enough, difficult to tell from a photo, roots look sound. Sometimes Lophs do feel a bit squidgy, they have quite soft bodies. Can't say about the red spots - provided they aren't moving, might just be the substrate they were growing in.
by Diane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few of mine in bloom.
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: A few of mine in bloom.

Gorgeous!
by Diane
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Removal of spiders from the greenhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Removal of spiders from the greenhouse

It may be a False Widow spider ( Steatoda species). They make rather untidy webs spreading over plants. I have these, and clearing the webs is a nuisance, but I appreciate their predatory habits, so don't attempt to get rid of them.
by Diane
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Specialist cactus nursery Somerset
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Specialist cactus nursery Somerset

It means form (or forma) Malcolm, i.e. White-flowered form.
by Diane
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Specialist cactus nursery Somerset
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Specialist cactus nursery Somerset

The white one looks like Mammillaria zeilmanniana f. albiflora, not sure about the others.
by Diane
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: All systems go!
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: All systems go!

A few more today - a pair of Mammillaria napina the left one is 20 years old, and the right one is 16 years old. Not the easiest to grow, and can be temperamental with regards to flowering, it needs water when in bud, but can rot from over watering: IMG_0739.JPG A pair of Mammillaria herrerae , anot...
by Diane
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Specialist cactus nursery Somerset
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Specalist cactus nursery Somerset

I agree with Juster, there used to be the Bradley Batch nursery in Ashcott, run by John White, we stayed there one weekend at least 30 years ago. He gave up many years ago, I believe.
by Diane
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID please
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: ID please

It probably reads "albilanata" then, Eric, which was my thought too.