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by conolady
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Shading cover
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Shading cover

Dear friends, I am writing to you for your help with a dilemma I have to solve. I have a new greenhouse where I only grow cacti and I have to choose the shading and anti-hail cover. The roof is made of polycarbonate. I am facing south and my problem is sunburn and excessive temperature. Do you thin...
by conolady
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A little Conophytum mystery...
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: A little Conophytum mystery...

I agree. Look very like ratum, except bottom left which might be fraternum.
by conolady
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: An ageing society
Replies: 13
Views: 1289

Re: An ageing society

There is a thriving community of young people interested in growing succulent plants of all kinds. There are many groups on FaceBook which have many enthusiastic posts and excellent advice being given. One soon gets to see which are the best ones to follow and there is always the private message opt...
by conolady
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Terry Smale
Replies: 43
Views: 5556

Re: Terry Smale

Terrible news. He was a good friend to me and I shall greatly miss our chats. He was gentle, generous, patient and willing to share his immense knowledge. My heart goes out to Jennifer.
by conolady
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A little winter cheer
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: A little winter cheer

Always good to see a flower in the middle of winter. Lithops optica needs a bit more sun, I think, but still something to see occasionally. Titanopsis calcarea. Any flowers that don't open early in autumn tend to linger until the sun comes back. calcarea-0202.jpg Gymnocalycium schickendantzii flowe...
by conolady
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Possible poorly Pachypodium horombense?
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: Possible poorly Pachypodium horombense?

Terry S. wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:43 am
That temperature is far too low for a Madagascan pachypodium. I also wonder why they haven't been deciduous?Better to grow these as house plants over winter.
Absolutely.
by conolady
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Growth in ~4 years
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Growth in ~4 years

Now that the brouhaha concerning my pictures of Aztekium valdezii (discovered 2011) has died down perhaps Mr Hldyard could explain when the policy changed to allow pictures of Mammillaria bertholdii(discovered 2013) to be shown and commented on in the Forum. After all he locked the post in Septembe...
by conolady
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: A bit of a surprise
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: A bit of a surprise

I have an Huernia x pendurata and a sudanica that haven’t stopped flowering since last summer. A Stapelia variegata has several buds as well now. All at a minimum of 9C.

Your Stapelia is lovely, Mike.
by conolady
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Photo rotates randomly when posting from phone
Replies: 39
Views: 2150

Re: Photo rotates randomly when posting from phone

Tina wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:54 pm
The new website is nearly here :tweed: and being tested by BOT members so as long as it has no serious faults It may be imminent

Open-mouthed in amazement...😂
by conolady
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Photo rotates randomly when posting from phone
Replies: 39
Views: 2150

Re: Photo rotates randomly when posting from phone

ragamala wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:05 pm
Tony R wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:14 pm
It needs a jet engine up its backside like this snail! :lol:

Personally I find this post disgusting.
It’s certainly sick, I agree. I’d rather have seen a certain person rigged up like this.