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by FaeLLe
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Dioscorea rupicola - watering
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: Dioscorea rupicola - watering

So what does everyone do with winter growing dioscorea and it is peak winter? Do you still water them carefully even though greenhouse is at 5-10c?
by FaeLLe
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Grit
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Grit

This is what I have been using for the past two years, excellent size and almost dirt free.
by FaeLLe
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please
Replies: 48
Views: 2432

Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

There's a deal with the greenhouse poeple atm, https://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/products/5517/simplicty-3kw-greenhouse-fan-heater/ Is there a way to get this working with a digital termostat? The manual setting seems good but I would prefer precise control of temperature. Also would appreciate in...
by FaeLLe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please
Replies: 48
Views: 2432

Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Hi, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bio-Green-Heater-Digital-Thermostat-x/dp/B00CS52QQG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=gardendad-21&linkId=8f04b0f122164e85e08b5eb3cc27eeaf This is one of the best but not cheap at £135 on Amazon. It seems to offer what you want but only 2w not 3. Good...
by FaeLLe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Anyone with experience of growing Aloe ferox?
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Anyone with experience of growing Aloe ferox?

It is possible the Aloe got watered along with the Cymbidium... Cymbidium though they have large bulbs still do require water to flower. If a watering hose was used then it is highly likely that is what happened....
by FaeLLe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Aloe polyphylla
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Aloe polyphylla

This page is selling large 15 cm AP's for £17.50 or two for £30 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/succule ... rplantsUK/
by FaeLLe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please
Replies: 48
Views: 2432

Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Hi, Based on feedback from folks on here I decided to get armoured cable laid around my fence till the place where I plan to fix my greenhouse. Can someone suggest a model and specification of heater to heat my greenhouse which is around (8x12 approx. or smaller), need a digital thermostat one I bel...
by FaeLLe
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gardeners' World grit
Replies: 18
Views: 1483

Re: Gardeners' World grit

Since I can get limestone in abundance and next to nothing, I think it's time I did some growing in it. I got flowers last season and now have some seeds to use, so time to experiment. Unfortunately I won't see result for years. It is sold as Chips and Dust. It has some very fine dust that hardens ...
by FaeLLe
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Can succulents be planted in plastic cups?
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: Can succulents be planted in plastic cups?

MikeT wrote:It might not be long before the inside surface starts to grow a covering of green algae and look a mess


seems to work fine for ephiphytic orchids such as phals.
Only concern is how much moisture algae will retain but they probably will die considering how dry we keep oiur specific type of plants.
by FaeLLe
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Can succulents be planted in plastic cups?
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: Can succulents be planted in plastic cups?

They can be planted but might not survive! Roots might not like the light coming through the sides and most plants would appreciate some drainage holes to let water out and air in. However I do have some plants in glass containers (rescued from Tesco) and the clear sides do mean you can see if ther...

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