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by Phil_SK
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Winter time...?
Replies: 33
Views: 5200

Re: Winter time...?

If you've got somewhere indoors that is cool (well, cold but just frost free is best) they needn't take up much room because, provided it's cold enough and they're dry enough to stop them from growing, they don't need any light (especially the cacti). If you got some cheap plastic storage crates tha...
by Phil_SK
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Floral Hall Inverness
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

Re: Floral Hall Inverness

And because there is already a (different) Echinopsis bridgesii you may find it listed as Echinopsis lageniformis monstrose.
by Phil_SK
Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus time it seems Solved
Replies: 41
Views: 7171

compost mixes Solved

Not really to do with Ariocarpus per se, but I wondered what other people use in their mix for a bit of organic matter. I wouldn't touch John Innes with a bargepole because it uses peat, which I feel strongly about. Ditto most multipurpose composts. The peatfree ones used to be OK (used J Arthur Bow...
by Phil_SK
Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 6 X 8
Replies: 12
Views: 3106

Re: 6 X 8

Hmmm, I know what you mean. Mine, nearly assembled but missing the door and unpaved, looks great. And smelled great until my cat discovered the ground inside was drying out.
by Phil_SK
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: 6 X 8
Replies: 12
Views: 3106

Re: 6 X 8

Awww, that's sweet!
by Phil_SK
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactology closing down
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Cactology closing down

Glad it's not just me who thinks this is too good a chance to miss.
by Phil_SK
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A few pics from yesterday's convention
Replies: 61
Views: 9245

Re: Cleistocactus colademononis

If the picture in the BCSJ (2006, 24(1), 19) is anything to go by it is set to become a very popular plant.
by Phil_SK
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Royal Mail racks up prices
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Royal Mail racks up prices

I'm not sure what the problem is with this - surely prices should reflect costs. The alternative might be a flat rate for everything, change 80p or so for all items from postcards to ... when I'm not sure what the biggest item you can post is, but you get the idea.
by Phil_SK
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Royal Mail racks up prices
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Royal Mail racks up prices

The issue here is the mechanisation of postal sorting, as I understand it. Most letters don't see human hands between Postie 1 emptying the pillar box and Postie 2 checking they're in the right order to deliver. Even the addresses are read automatically unless the handwriting is bad, in which case a...
by Phil_SK
Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactology closing down
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Cactology closing down

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