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by Christian
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld
Replies: 44
Views: 1025

Re: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld

Another general one if I may: good Forum advice in the past was that watering is no substitute for shading in certain summer conditions. Shading somehow goes against the grain when you think of cacti and succulent as plants adapted to heat and drought and intense sun... I used shade cloth for the fi...
by Christian
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Time for a name change?
Replies: 65
Views: 2056

Re: Time for a name change?

How about "Hooked"? Or even "Stung"? :shrugs:

Seriously though, I quite like the current title (whether in one or two words): it gives a good idea of what the publication is about without sounding overly dull or mysterious.
by Christian
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Updated seed lists
Replies: 251
Views: 50988

Re: Updated seed lists

Aiko wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:23 pm
And maybe Silverhill seeds will be able to provide some seeds.

What happened to Silverhill then? There were rumours that the business would be taken over following those tragic events last year, but on the website Rod and Rachel Saunders are still mentioned as the owners. Does anybody know?
by Christian
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld
Replies: 44
Views: 1025

Re: Cultivation snippets wanted for CactusWorld

Herts Mike wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:04 am
Use kitchen roll over drainage holes rather than gravel or crocks.
Clever! :!: :idea:
by Christian
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloes in flower
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Re: Aloes in flower

That's a lovely A. bakeri, Mike! I have a plant labelled A. bakeri with orange and yellow flowers, rather than bright yellow as yours.
by Christian
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Wrong time to sow Haworthia seeds
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Wrong time to sow Haworthia seeds

I'd sow now. I usually get excellent germination from Haw Soc seed, from the five seeds usually in a packet four or five tend to germinate. This year, I got some Gasteria seed, left it six months before sowing - no germination, and of the Haworthias that I sowed from the same list fewer than usual c...
by Christian
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Updated seed lists
Replies: 251
Views: 50988

Re: Updated seed lists

Well I didn't have this group on my radar so far, and the list looks excellent, so it's good to know about it. Definitely one to look out for when it is next updated! (tu)
by Christian
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: Succulent collection at Winterbourne (Birmingham)

Thanks for your nice comment everyone :grin: Should you wish to visit and meet the cactus volunteers, they tend to be around on Tuesdays and on Fridays - just ask for them at the entrance of Winterbourne House.
by Christian
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria boolii
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Mammillaria boolii

It's so nice to see all these pictures, and also to track the progress of your seedlings, Christer! I've started growing a few Mammillaria from seed recently, and I must say it is particularly rewarding to observe their transformation as they develop their more adult spination, as you show us here.
by Christian
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Some Huernia flowers (and a Stapelia)

Stunning flowers! If only they were a little bit less fickle to grow...