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by ragamala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: digital thermostatic timer
Replies: 17
Views: 2469

Re: digital thermostatic timer

Both are £200 each. I will spend this if needed due to value of plants but if I can get something else which does the same job for less cash then I will. I agree with Chris, some of these heaters are just overexpensive. What's a heater anyway? Just like a kettle element with a fan behind it. Take t...
by ragamala
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: digital thermostatic timer
Replies: 17
Views: 2469

Re: digital thermostatic timer

ChrisR wrote:Firstly, who sprays water all over their electric greenhouse heater? Most cactus based collections are dry in winter anyway.
Me :oops: when I use it as fan-only summer cooling. I tend to splash around quite a bit when watering.....

Although I agree in principle.
by ragamala
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: C&S book for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: C&S book for beginners

A book I bought recently (because I can't resist an absolute bargain - at around £3 used from Amazon including postage) is The Cactus Handbook by Erik Haustein. It is short on cultivation detail - but then of course the BCSS cultivation leaflets are a good starter. But it has a wealth of excellent p...
by ragamala
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Biogreen Phoenix heater
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Biogreen Phoenix heater

My question is, with the new Phoenix model when use in conjunction with the Biogreen Thermo 2 digistal thermostat, can the fan still run continuously? I am guessing the short answer is no. (I have the same thermostat but different heater). The Biogreen Thermo 2 has just a single outlet power socket...
by ragamala
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus juice
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Cactus juice

gerald wrote:Out shopping today in Tesco I saw this, how could I resist, and at just 69p for 1 litre it was at half price too :grin:
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Ingredient list? :-)

If it's 1936 is it a bit past its sell-by date?
by ragamala
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Vote for us.
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

Re: Vote for us.

No matter what is written in the policy GDPR will trump all of it. They are also not allowed to email you if you click unsubscribe. SO they can still flog our details to the US and elsewhere. This is exactly where the Equifax scandal started. Even when in that instance there was no personal disclos...
by ragamala
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Vote for us.
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

Re: Vote for us.

I hear what you are saying, but if you look at the privacy policy it is not reassuring. My wife has just been subject to the threat of impersonation through a data leak. I myself already regularly deal with hundreds of incoming emails. I don't want any more. My fear also is that my experience of int...
by ragamala
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide ban?
Replies: 13
Views: 2320

Re: Pesticide ban?

Again we will have to disagree on this. May I respectfully suggest that you investigate for yourself facts to justify or otherwise what you assert as your "truth". There is much evidence now emerging that your assumed simple correlation between pesticide use yields is fallacious. This is, as often t...
by ragamala
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide ban?
Replies: 13
Views: 2320

Re: Pesticide ban?

You seem to have bought the agrochemical industry propaganda, Dave. I don't agree.
by ragamala
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Pesticide ban?
Replies: 13
Views: 2320

Re: Pesticide ban?

Surely in this and similar cases it's just a case of economics. It just isn't worth the pharmaceutical industry developing products for limited domestic hobby use, which in any event would be hard legally to define, if exemptions were considered. I would rather have a blanket ban that protected the ...