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by McFarland
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: More Aloes
Replies: 200
Views: 26570

Re: More Aloes

Wow that's an incredible plicatilis. I suspect if it is living outdoors then that definitely has something to do with it. Aloes have an incredible range of habitat in the genus, some of them like absolutely blazing sun all day every day through the summer, and I believe A. plicatilis certainly doesn...
by McFarland
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouses & damp proof membranes
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Re: Greenhouses & damp proof membranes

True enough I guess, though I plan on being here for a long long time :lol: and it's easy enough to scrape off if have the knack and the right tool, and there is also a solvent that dissolves the stuff :shock:
by McFarland
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouses & damp proof membranes
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Re: Greenhouses & damp proof membranes

My GH floor is sunk below the level of the surrounding topsoil, but my damp-proof membrane comes up from the floor and is tacked (is that the right spelling? :S) onto the railway sleepers, forming a complete seal so no damp can rise up from the soil. One corner has a small section cut out and the fl...
by McFarland
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Plant imports & CITES & permits
Replies: 27
Views: 3566

Re: Plant imports & CITES & permits

To update an old thread, I imported a plant of Euphorbia opuntioides, which is pretty rare and one I've never seen in Europe so far, though doubtless it's in a few collections. The nursery in Thailand charged me about 6$ for a CITES permit and another 6$ for a Phyto certificate, and shipping wasn't ...
by McFarland
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New arrival-Euphorbia sp.
Replies: 22
Views: 4041

Re: New arrival-Euphorbia sp.

Tina and Phil how are your mystery plants doing? One of mine is branching below soil level, but both have some leaves yellowing and dropping off. I'm wondering if this is the relatively low temperatures in my GH or just a time of year thing. Any activity on your plants?

Sachi
by McFarland
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Greenhouses & damp proof membranes
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Re: Greenhouses & damp proof membranes

Hi everyone. I've finished my greenhouse, I will provide some pics soon. I have four railway sleepers providing the foundation for the aluminion GH frame. The floor is composed of a layer of sand, then damp proof membrane, then more sand, and then very large stone slabs rescued from a stone merchant...
by McFarland
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First year overwintering Euphorbia in GH
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: First year overwintering Euphorbia in GH

Hi Tina, thanks for the very specific advice. I'll withhold water from the prumulifolia until it has a solid set of leaves on it next spring/summer then. The ecklonii was bought around march this year and has grown like crazy, covered in leaves and it also attempted to flower, with maybe 5 or 6 sepe...
by McFarland
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloes + Haworthia winter light requirements
Replies: 10
Views: 1543

Re: Aloes + Haworthia winter light requirements

I'm relatively new to growing Aloes in a Greenhouse, but my experience so far has been to move plants up/down the levels of staging depending on how much light is available! All of my aloes were perfectly happy sat on the top shelf by the roof in the spring, but many had to be moved down as the sun ...
by McFarland
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: First year overwintering Euphorbia in GH
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

First year overwintering Euphorbia in GH

Hi all, As I head into my first winter with all of my Euphorbias in a greenhouse, as opposed to indoors, does anyone have any advice to give me? Especially Lithos or Tina, if you have any tips that would be welcome. My source on watering and temperatures is Specks' care guide http://www.specks-exoti...
by McFarland
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bulge in Echinocereus
Replies: 13
Views: 3328

Re: Bulge in Echinocereus

Ian! :lol: