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by DaveW
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CITES and cactus seeds: question Solved
Replies: 31
Views: 741

Re: CITES and cactus seeds: question Solved

Nobody knows the Brexit details yet Ragamala and that includes EU and UK politicians. We are supposedly leaving the EU to get rid of their Bureaucracy, therefore there is no reason our Government cannot modify it's CITES Regulations to suit our horticultural trade or hobbies and British Societies sh...
by DaveW
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CITES and cactus seeds: question Solved
Replies: 31
Views: 741

Re: CITES and cactus seeds: question Solved

Think some regulations listed in this link will also cover Appendix I seeds:-

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=167287

Problems for horticulture were created by ill thought out CITES regulation not going out for public discussion in the first place, not leaving the EU.
by DaveW
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Too hot for my pterocactus
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Too hot for my pterocactus

Strange to say mine have not done too bad in this heat (around 12 plants) with most flowering. As they are tuberous rooted and often loose their top growth in habitat, as Norbert says, I would not worry too much. Anyway why not unpot one and see if the root is OK? if so I would not worry about the t...
by DaveW
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Denmoza Rhodacantha
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Denmoza Rhodacantha

I was given the smaller seed grown one below by a friend which flowered that year, but so far not again. Probably needs to be larger before it does it again. Denmoza.jpg They can be quite big plants in habitat 1.5m - 3m high. Therefore as with many large growing cacti what size they need to be befor...
by DaveW
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Shipping live plants.
Replies: 11
Views: 462

Re: Shipping live plants.

You can get loose fill off EBAY, but of course the cost goes on your plant.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/polystyrene-chips
by DaveW
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Transplanted mature Saguaros ..........
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Transplanted mature Saguaros ..........

At least it had a chance. Better than just doing this. They did not even cut the arms off and try and replant them elsewhere as cuttings:-

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=167155&p=269766&hil ... ia#p269766
by DaveW
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Copiapoa pics
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Re: Some Copiapoa pics

It can be pretty windy at times in habitat in Chile Torbjorn, Paul Klaassen said he was nearly blown off his feet on one hillside and I experienced similar, but it's only a couple of periods during the day when the anabatic or katabatic winds flow up or down the hillsides. https://bmtc.moodle.com.au...
by DaveW
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Loph. fricci
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: Loph. fricci

Lophophora's grow quicker than you think Tina, though they may not gain much size in doing so. I had one about an inch across split it's epidermis through taking water up too quickly, but in just over a year this split had virtually disappeared beneath it, even though the plant did not seem a lot la...
by DaveW
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Loph. fricci
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: Loph. fricci

Classifications of course are merely methods for putting items in convenient pigeon holes to help sort them out and so can be based on any feature or method desired. There is seldom any single accepted classification in use around the world at any one time. We presently have David Hunt's versus Joel...
by DaveW
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Loph. fricci
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: Loph. fricci

Ragamala regarding which have been published see "Species and names" in the left had column of the link below:- http://www.lophophora.info/e_index.htm There was a good series on Lophophora in Habitat in the American Journal:- http://www.lophophora.info/Stalking%20the%20wild%20Lophophora_english-part...