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by topsy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Name for this mesemb?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Name for this mesemb?

Iann,

Would you like some Ruschia/Antimima cuttings from the plants I have? If so please send me a PM and I will see what I can do.

Suzanne
by topsy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco,s finest
Replies: 23
Views: 1692

Re: Tesco,s finest

Hi Tina,

Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction for an alternative supply of Moler at a reasonable price. We have just taken delivery of our first 30L bag of it and are well satisfied with the granule size.

Suzanne
by topsy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Name for this mesemb?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Name for this mesemb?

HI, I am totally certain that this is Ruschia or Antimima. The petal arrangement of "bunching" is indicative of those genera. To determine whether it is R or A you would need a capsule as to quote Mesembs of the World "The small, hook-shaped closing bodies and the short, tangentially arranged expand...
by topsy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Name for this mesemb?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Name for this mesemb?

Hi, I too have this plant but more info than you have - M1852.222 Allemorgens, and R.species Personally I think this is may be an Antimima, but who knows. On the Mesa Garden catalogue it is still listed as Ruschia sp. Allemorgens is a railroad siding in Western Cape not far from Riet Kloof and Spits...
by topsy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco,s finest
Replies: 23
Views: 1692

Re: Tesco,s finest

Hi Tina and Nick, thanks for the update of a substitute Moler clay. how does the particle size compare with the Tesco litter? Sanicat is a similar price to the Seton product but the particle size is greater than Tesco.

Suzanne
by topsy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Tesco,s finest
Replies: 23
Views: 1692

Re: Tesco,s finest

It would seem that Tesco have now discontinued this product, couldn't find any this week and have asked Tesco where is it, reply not received yet, not looking hopeful. Sanicat do the same product but a larger grade.

Suzanne
by topsy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Myron Kimnach
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Myron Kimnach

The sad news has reached us today that Myron Kimnach died on 21st September, aged 95 years From Jim Folsom: Myron was Curator and Director of the Huntington Botanical Gardens for 25 years During his tenure at The Huntington, Myron oversaw many important improvements, including development of the Jun...
by topsy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Visitng the Moutons Lithops in Namibia
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Visitng the Moutons Lithops in Namibia

HI,

I think you need to correct the subject, it should be Mouton not Moulton (Hilde & Frikkie).

Suzanne
by topsy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Collected Avonias?
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Collected Avonias?

HI All, There has been a large quantity of Avonias for sale in several lots on Ebay this week which IMHO have been collected in RSA. One lot is still on-line and looks for all the world as if the four plants have been removed from on-end rock strata. They are bare root and don't look as though they ...
by topsy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Lapidaria margaretae care tips
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Lapidaria margaretae care tips

I am surprised that Mike says you can avoid leaves stacking as this little plant should not be grown like a Lithops, i.e. one fresh pair of leaves each year absorbing the older pair. It is natural for this plant to have two, three or four pairs of leaves stacked, look in some of the literature such ...