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by Keith H
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another early one
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Another early one

Aiko wrote:
Keith H wrote:Very nice Ian, but what is it?
Cintia knizei, or whatever it is called nowadays...
Thank you Aiko, I assumed Ian had not stuck buttercup flowers to a Gymno but that is as far as I got, beautiful plant which I will now find some more information about.
by Keith H
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another early one
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Another early one

Very nice Ian, but what is it?
by Keith H
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: My Cabinet: Gymnocalycium ragonesei
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: My Cabinet: Gymnocalycium ragonesei

My regonesei has seven little flower buds, the largest two are the size of small peas so I know what I have to look forward to. It just about fills a three inch round pot, is in full sunshine from about 10am through to 4 in the afternoon (though not today because it is raining) and has been kept at ...
by Keith H
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

Re: Plant ID please

Not sure that I could help but we can not see the images without a G00gle+ account. :(
by Keith H
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Compost and Limestone
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Compost and Limestone

Thanks Dave, the item described as 'Horticultural Gypsum Micro Granuals Garden '? When I looked up crushed Gypsum I got links to quarries and exporters of said, I should get some to spread on my London Clay lawn and keep a small quantity for the North American cacti.
by Keith H
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Compost and Limestone
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Compost and Limestone

Interesting reading that first link, where can you buy small quantities of crushed gypsum, I assume that I can not just break up some plaster board off cuts.
by Keith H
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Spring!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 2507

Re: Spring!!!

"Great pics. Would like to see more members post pics like this, we need some colour in our lives after 6 months of winter rain!" When we get flowers we may. Some of us that run cold greenhouses over winter are at least a month behind Diane with buds only just detectable on Rebutia's and the odd Ma...
by Keith H
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How fashions change
Replies: 27
Views: 2636

Re: How fashions change

...if you can grow one of these (M. guelzowiana) for a few years you are doing well. Have not seen one for years.LoL. Cheers This is my M. guelzowiana in flower last August. It's still alive, as I type (or was this morning) I bought it from Rene, whose thread this is. Mammillaria guelzowiana flower...
by Keith H
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Automatic greenhouse vents puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Automatic greenhouse vents puzzle

Me too. I screen the doors and vents with plastic mesh to keep out birds, cats, foxes and our dog. And that is another project for me, I need to make an inner mesh panel to take the place of one of the sliding doors, allowing ventilation but keeping the foxes out, perhaps I should try to make it bi...
by Keith H
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Automatic greenhouse vents puzzle
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Automatic greenhouse vents puzzle

I fitted a couple of Bayliss auto vents when I built my secondhand greenhouse last autumn, at the time spending more on two vents than the greenhouse cost me seemed a little odd but I have been very pleased with them. They are not set to open at their lowest setting but still open when there is a bi...