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Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 am
by el48tel
Tina wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:44 am
Ah you mean the phrase, all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti or have I mixed it up
Not mixed up - beautifully said - great to see the rules of philosophical argument so gracefully employed!

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:02 am
by Terry S.
When I talk about the plants that we love and enjoy growing, I don't want to say "cacti and OTHER succulent plants" all the time. It is much easier to say just "succulents" which covers all of them.

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am
by ragamala
As long as we don't mention the "L" word..... :wink:

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:43 pm
by agavemad
ragamala wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am
As long as we don't mention the "L" word..... :wink:
Gotta ask, what is the 'L' word

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:03 pm
by Jim_Mercer
agavemad wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:43 pm
ragamala wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am
As long as we don't mention the "L" word..... :wink:
Gotta ask, what is the 'L' word
At least three threads, this is one of them...
http://www.forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic. ... 1&t=168255

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:20 pm
by Herts Mike
It wasn't my intention for this thread to be a discussion on succulent semantics.

Could we go back to the beginning?

Do people not grow these plants now, are they not interested or do people grow them but don't belong/contribute to the forum?

Just asking...

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:29 pm
by MalcolmP2
Jim_Mercer wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:03 pm
agavemad wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:43 pm
ragamala wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:20 am
As long as we don't mention the "L" word..... :wink:
Gotta ask, what is the 'L' word
At least three threads, this is one of them...
http://www.forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic. ... 1&t=168255
I was thinking of asking the same !

Oh boo, when I follow that link I get :-
Information
You are not authorised to read this forum.
am I not old enough to read such a bad word :shock: :eek:
perhaps I need the other two ? :(

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:58 pm
by KarlR
I think it varies with the seasons, as others have mentioned. To my recollection it seemed like there were five «other succulent» threads for every cactus thread during the winter months.

And I also agree with what's been said about taking charge and posting about the plants you like if you feel there are too many cactus threads.

And finally, haven't mesembs, gasterias and haworthias been as popular or more popular with cactus/succulent enthusiasts for a while?

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:09 pm
by ragamala
MalcolmP2 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:29 pm

am I not old enough to read such a bad word :shock: :eek:
perhaps I need the other two ? :(

LOL!

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:17 pm
by ragamala
Herts Mike wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:20 pm
It wasn't my intention for this thread to be a discussion on succulent semantics.

Could we go back to the beginning?

Do people not grow these plants now, are they not interested or do people grow them but don't belong/contribute to the forum?

Just asking...
Obviously they do, as per the "Flowers for Succulentophiles" thread that was generated.

Are we seeing a division here?

"No blousy cactus flowers here, just honest, simple succulent flowers."

So all we can post is photos of flowers indistinguishable from those of dandelions?

OK! Thread OP rules.... :wink: