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by Keith H
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: How fashions change
Replies: 27
Views: 2517

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: 1404

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: 1404

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...
by Keith H
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: pH Digital water testing meters.
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: pH Digital water testing meters.

.............=PH+test+papers&_sacat=0&_from=R40 You don't need to test the rainwater much so PH meters are overkill and I am not sure the cheap ones are that accurate anyway. Correct the cheap ones are not accurate and the expensive ones need to be re calibrated before use, far better to use indica...
by Keith H
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Fockea edulis
Replies: 15
Views: 2194

Re: Fockea edulis

Tina wrote:Hi
Lovely plants and good solid roots,
it now looks like a few green twigs in a bucket :)
it will soon be vining around all the neighbouring plants, best get some training wires ready.
Thank you Tina, and to think my dad had relegated it to the 'go to cactus heaven' corner!
by Keith H
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Fockea edulis
Replies: 15
Views: 2194

Re: Fockea edulis

Hi Keith The choice is yours, if you have the space bringing it indoors will increase the growing period for the fockea but you need to be able to supply enough light so you don't get straggly growth but it can be trimmed a little but is slow to regrow if you give it a major cut. Well I decided to ...
by Keith H
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: New non-commercial web site
Replies: 21
Views: 1813

Re: New non-commercial web site

I tried to make these web pages compatible with smart phones - they display OK for me using my Iphone Safari browser. If you have a smart phone, please check my pages and post your viewing experience here. Thank you. James Works very well on my ancient Samsung running Bada and Dolphin if the phone ...
by Keith H
Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Forum Seed Pool
Replies: 112
Views: 84068

Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Hi Chris, as the last post was over a year ago I am sure there must be other new members who like me were unaware of the seed pool. Without wishing more work for you, I would have thought or hoped that your post would generate a little more activity. The six or seven packets of seeds that came with ...
by Keith H
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 16
Views: 1196

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Mike, my holly tree is a male so no berries, I had to resort to rose hips to add a bit of colour to the front door wreath.
by Keith H
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Caudex plants (for starters) and other caudex questions.
Replies: 45
Views: 4858

Re: Caudex plants (for starters) and other caudex questions.

phyllonemus wrote:Has nobody answers to my last question ?
There you go http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachycaul