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by topsy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: MSG Bulletin
Replies: 72
Views: 4527

Re: MSG Bulletin

Thanks for spotting that and letting us know, new glasses and new editor needed !!!!

Suzanne
by topsy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Rooting aloe plicatilis cutting ??
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Rooting aloe plicatilis cutting ??

HI, A.dichotoma and A.pillansii are very doubtful, if not impossible species to root from cuttings as their stems are not juicy but very fibrous. However A.plicatilis is a different matter. It often puts down aerial roots from damaged stems or from where it has flowered and divided in the past. So I...
by topsy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: An unusual hybrid
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: An unusual hybrid

Hi Ralph,

Rather unusual indeed but the tube is narrow like a Pgymaecereus, but two diurnal and nocturnal plants have got together! Is it perfumed?

Suzanne
by topsy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Feeding Seedlings
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Feeding Seedlings

Hi Dave, I wonder what medium you are growing your seedlings in, also how old are the seedlings? Unless you sowed the seeds in a completely inert substance then they will have been getting some nourishment. If you do need to feed then Chempak 8 seems to be the preferred food of many growers, but fol...
by topsy
Fri May 25, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Des Cole
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Des Cole

Regrettably I have to inform you that Des Cole passed away today. I have no details to give you.

Suzanne Mace
Mesemb Study Group
by topsy
Thu May 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus ID please!
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Cactus ID please!

Hi,

Looks like Pilosocereus glauchochrous which is always rather on the thin side. I cannot see that it has flowered, but when it does the flowers open at night and don't smell very pleasant.

regards, Suzanne Mace
by topsy
Mon May 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: potting compost
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: potting compost

Hi Bryan,

Yes that's the stuff. Looks too good for the garden.

We add RHS potting grit, Tesco cat litter, Rock dust and fish, blood & bone fertiliser ratio 2:1:1:0.5:1 handful fertiliser, mix well.

Suzanne
by topsy
Mon May 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: potting compost
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: potting compost

Hi Marise, The brand we are using is Clover (an Irish brand as the name might suggest). This seems to be more like the JI I used at the beginning of my days with succulents. So far I have found no rubbish of any description in their bags, but I do still put it through a sieve to be sure and to break...
by topsy
Sat May 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Oddity
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Oddity

HI, I am afraid that I disagree with Rod, as these offsets are obviously lacking chlorophyll, if they wern't there would be some sign of chlorophyll in the centre of the new shoots and there is none. So I would leave them in place, larger pot yes, which at the same time would give more nutrients. Sh...
by topsy
Sat May 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Advice

HI, It looks as though you are keeping your plants on a windowsill indoors, which means they should not have been too cold during the winter. However it does look as though your plants are in rather small pots which in turn means that they most probably are not getting much nourishment, i.e. food, u...

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