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by Tony R
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Auction of the late Brian Robinson’s collection
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Auction of the late Brian Robinson’s collection

Message on behalf of Roger Ferryman and Bill Darbon: Auction of the late Brian Robinson’s collection An Auction of plants from the collection of Brian Robinson is being arranged on September 19th 2021 on behalf of his widow. Brian was chairman of the Barrow in Furness branch of the BCSS for many yea...
by Tony R
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Magnificent magnificus magnifica
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Magnificent magnificus magnifica

Excellent, Terry. (tu)
by Tony R
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Old seeds

Hi Alan, In my experience some cacti seeds seem to be viable after a decade or more, Mamm. louisae and Cleisto. strausii are two that I sow regularly from old seed. Others of course, like Fraileas, seem to need to be very fresh. For the sake of a few extra pots of seed compost, it's always worth try...
by Tony R
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Brian Hill (South Wales Branch) RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Brian Hill (South Wales Branch) RIP

Very sad to hear this. I visited Anne and Brian for tea on several occasions on my visits to South Wales Branch over the years and enjoyed seeing their collection and Brian's hand-crafted model railway rolloing stock.
RIP Brian and sincere condolences to Anne.
by Tony R
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: T alexanderi ‘Fiambala’
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: T alexanderi ‘Fiambala’

Great plant, MIke. Mine did not germinate. It might be a polyploid? I remember from old TSG stuff that Elton Roberts had a particularly large-segmented clone. his article is on the TSG website: "Many years ago I received a box in the mail. When I opened it there was a Tephrocactus joint larger than ...
by Tony R
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS ZOOM Talks
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: BCSS ZOOM Talks

Yes, or Christiane Ritz at Senckenberg in Görlitz.
by Tony R
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Puna subterranea incahuasi
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Puna subterranea incahuasi

I have two of these for quite some years now. I never managed to get them to flower. They are in an unheated greenhouse in winter. That should not prevent decent blooming in summer, I reckon. They also get a lot of sunlight and much fresh air and are in a mineral soil. I am a bit puzzled as why the...
by Tony R
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Gasteria Id please
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Gasteria Id please

Yes, a typucal liliputrana:


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by Tony R
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Homalocephala texensis
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Homalocephala texensis

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by Tony R
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Puna subterranea incahuasi
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Puna subterranea incahuasi

Lovely, Ross (tu)