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by Chris L
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Need help in Sussex
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Need help in Sussex

Sorry will not let me upload them. Try : "Post Reply" Just below "Save Draft" "Preview" "Submit". There is "Options" "Attachments" Click "Attachments" and then "Add files". That will open a File Upload dialog box. Find the file you want and click "Open". Then "Submit" Should let you add a document ...
by Chris L
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti on TV - Rankin's Photography programme
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Cacti on TV - Rankin's Photography programme

Prick, the London cactus shop, is featured in episode 3 (albeit, fairly briefly). https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000wfcy/episodes/player If you've not seen the programme it is well worth a watch. It is "a competition" in the sense there will be a winner, but none of the contestants are eliminated...
by Chris L
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A little help/advice
Replies: 31
Views: 861

Re: A little help/advice

If I look out of the back bedroom window around late March/early April a greenhouse in a neighbours garden is already in full sun by about 8am, whereas my greenhouse is still in shade at 10am. When it is sunny they can get a good two extra hours of sunshine a day. It will also get far more winter su...
by Chris L
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A little help/advice
Replies: 31
Views: 861

Re: A little help/advice

Whilst I agree with Juster that the best place for a beginner to learn to cultivate the plants properly is at a branch meeting,in the days of the NCSS I can remember a former Editor of the Journal who was very well respected in he Society stating that in his opinion far more seedlings died through ...
by Chris L
Wed May 26, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS WhatsApp Group / Other Plant Groups
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: BCSS WhatsApp Group / Other Plant Groups

Whatsapp is a good idea - I know a couple of the branches have chats, and it can be great chatting to people in realtime and getting IDs for stuff. However...... Whatsapp needs a phone number to work best and people may not be willing to give that out to strangers. Also if lots of images are shared ...
by Chris L
Wed May 26, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Next BCSS YouTube video 7.30pm Tues 25th May
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Next BCSS YouTube video 7.30pm Tues 25th May

Really good video Ralph. Enjoyed very much. (tu)
by Chris L
Sat May 15, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Copiapoa with faded label flowers
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Copiapoa with faded label flowers

Mike P wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:35 pm
I must try harder with rewriting labels.
Is there anything visible on the label at all?
by Chris L
Sat May 15, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Seeds in the BCSS starter pack - anyone know what they are?
Replies: 0
Views: 679

Seeds in the BCSS starter pack - anyone know what they are?

A while back IIRC there were some starter packs given out that had seeds in them.

Does anyone know what seeds were in them, please.
by Chris L
Fri May 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Getting the right colours in a picture.
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: Getting the right colours in a picture.

More light. Under expose. Turn the saturation down (don't forget to turn it up afterwards). Trick is to stop the camera blowing out on the reds. That will give a slightly orange flower. Boost the colours in editing software afterwards. Take lots of pictures with different exposures etc (if you can),...