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by topsy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Top dressing for succulents
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Top dressing for succulents

As someone who has used top dressing on pots for decades, I would like to add that one reason I use a very light coloured, washed aquarium gravel is that it helps to reflect more light onto the plants. Compared with their natural environment, in this country our plants receive much less intense ligh...
by topsy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New(?) Lithops book
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: New(?) Lithops book

Hi, I was sent a copy by the publishers for review, which I have yet to do for the Mesemb Study Group Bulletin. Firstly it does not solely concern Lithops as the title states it is "How to Grow Lithops and Other Living Stone Plants". The photos are from a mixture of sources, some taken in the wild a...
by topsy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Question about seed list.
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Question about seed list.

Hi, A lot of the unsold seeds, if not all, is passed on to the Membership Secretary, Tony Morris, to enable him to put a few packets in the Welcome Packs which new members receive along with their growing leaflets, letter of welcome which includes their membership number. So it is put to good use. S...
by topsy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How may I pay seeds from the BCSS with Paypal?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: How may I pay seeds from the BCSS with Paypal?

For clarification for people ordering seeds from abroad: Log into your own PayPal account and select the money tab then select send or request money choose pay for goods or services use the email address PayPal @ BCSS.org.uk and as I said before make sure you state it is seed payment and that your n...
by topsy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How may I pay seeds from the BCSS with Paypal?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: How may I pay seeds from the BCSS with Paypal?

Hello, As Tina says - list some substitutes and then pay for what you have ordered, don't wait for any confirmation, I don't think any is sent. To access the PayPal system use: paypal@bcss.org.uk make sure you mark it for "seeds", that your name is clear and if possible quote your membership number....
by topsy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 3564

Re: Cactus seed payment

HI, It would be very difficult marrying up so many PayPal transactions with orders. The BCSS single PayPal account currently receives orders for publications including back issues, badges, labels etc. etc. There are also at the time that seed orders would be going through, all the subscription renew...
by topsy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Late seed lists etc
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: Late seed lists etc

HI, One of the reasons for not having joint membership is that it would have to be an extra category as we would still have to have an associate membership because there are some members who do not wish to have the Journal but who still want to be a member and they have no link to another member. Fo...
by topsy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Overwintering plants - Relative Humidity
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: Overwintering plants - Relative Humidity

HI,

It depends what plants you grow, how crowded they are and whether you have any fans to move the air around.

Suzanne
by topsy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: HELP! Does anyone know PHIL BOOTLAND?
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: HELP! Does anyone know PHIL BOOTLAND?

Hi Hedge,

Didn't know you had moved to Sweden, quite a change from your days in Crawley.

Phil Bootland is not currently a member of the BCSS and hasn't been for at least the last three years.

Best wishes, Suzanne
by topsy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter, young plants from one greenhouse to another
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Winter, young plants from one greenhouse to another

HI, It depends where in the USA you are, i.e. what your winter temperature is likely to be. I certainly wouldn't like this plant to go below 12 - 15 C, so with me that would mean bringing it into the house for the winter. Lithops will most likely be fine in an unheated greenhouse, they can take real...