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by DaveW
Sat May 26, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Guess the flower!
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Guess the flower!

I have done both Kathy. Pruning down to a couple of stems will promote almost immediate flowering since tuberosus usually looses most of their stems in winter in habitat I believe. However as an experiment I left all the stems on for a few years and got no flowers for a couple of year's, but after i...
by DaveW
Fri May 25, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Plant ID please Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Plant ID please Solved

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by DaveW
Thu May 24, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Perfect parkinsonii
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Perfect parkinsonii

I too thought it M. gemnispina from the spination, although I never get a complete ring of flowers on the heads of mine, it simply pokes out flowers on each head intermittently, maybe just the clone I have. M. parkinsonii usually has stronger central spines. A closeup of the spination would help. Pr...
by DaveW
Thu May 24, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Guess the flower!
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Guess the flower!

Regarding identification, not sure it's P. tuberosus although flower colour does vary to some extent and some can have flowers with either red or yellow stigma lobes on different plants. P. tuberosus does have red and yellow stigma'd forms.
by DaveW
Wed May 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Guess the flower!
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Guess the flower!

Pterocactus?
by DaveW
Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Which fertilisers?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Which fertilisers?

Saw this in the paper about the Governments proposed ban, but cannot find any reference on the Web as to which fertilisers are to be banned. Does anybody know? "Under a new clean air strategy to be announced on Tuesday, wood burners that pump out too much smoke will be banned from sale, along w...
by DaveW
Mon May 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: potting compost
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: potting compost

Make your own JI compost if you cannot get a decent brand, at least you know what goes into it. There is no difference between JI 1 to 3 except for amount of fertiliser added. These days the original fertiliser recipe is usually replaced by a normal balanced one. If you use JI as one ingredient of y...
by DaveW
Sat May 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oddity
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Oddity

Strange they look like chlorophyll deficient sports? If so they would not be able to grow on their own roots and need the chlorophyll of the mother plant to survive. The puzzling part is you would not expect to get three heads chlorophyll deficient unless they are all coming from a single original o...
by DaveW
Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pyyrhocactus umadeave seedlings
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Pyyrhocactus umadeave seedlings

Yes I thought the seeds probably needed washing afterwards Norbert, but if not did not know if the tiny amount of remaining acid on them after they had been dried would have more or less depleted before they germinated. I friend of mine who has sown many P. umadeave collected seeds over the years sa...
by DaveW
Wed May 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Travelogues
Topic: Warning.
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Warning.

He took notebooks containing his trips listed in them which were written up at the time before eventually putting them on computer. They stole the notebooks too and evidently later must have thrown them away as of no value, so he lost his notebooks although the police got back the laptop and tablets...

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