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by MatDz
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Re: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.

I lived in Gent for about a year, but that's hardly a help here, G. translate did the work pretty well though. Also, I was thinking about the rough/sharp sand you mentioned earlier as an additive, but this is probably already in the loam mix, so some finer grit would be much better. I will give it a...
by MatDz
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Re: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.

I tried it once. No longer. I found I couldn’t get drainage. (I’m a cricket groundsman, btw) I love when a random mention of cricket reveals a professional on the forum :mrgreen: I hope we'll find a solution to the drainage problem with Aiko's help! What was the rest of the mix you used? Yep. Also ...
by MatDz
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Cricket loam for Aztekiums, Lophophoras etc.

I'm trying to find a JI substitute for the slow(er) growing Mexican cacti like Aztekiums or Lophophoras, and I found the sterilised, loam based "cricket dressing" with 38% Clay, 42% Silt & 20% Sand, which seems to be perfect for what I'm trying to achieve when mixed with grit and moler clay: https:/...
by MatDz
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: www.bihrmann.com
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: www.bihrmann.com

ralphrmartin wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:02 pm
Pattock wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:06 pm
Wow, his first news item was on 24/12/2002.
A newcomer, then. :grin: The wayback machine first archived my website in 1996... :grin:
https://web.archive.org/web/19961221203 ... .cf.ac.uk/
I am more surprised to learn that The Wayback Machine was up already!
by MatDz
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 31
Views: 836

Re: Some Stapeliads today

Diane wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:39 pm
They are hard to obtain in the UK, Chris. Many of mine have come from Europe in the days before B****t, sadly no longer an option now.
Are they on the CITES lists? If not, it's "just" the matter of paying more for the phyto certificate.
by MatDz
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: ID Please
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: ID Please

There's a good chance it could be C. swaziensis: https://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel? ... S&aID=1617
by MatDz
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Zone 6 Convention NW London Sunday 5th Sept 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Zone 6 Convention NW London Sunday 5th Sept 2021

That's disappointing for all, including organisers, but understandable. Maybe an outdoor event is an option?
by MatDz
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Stephania Erecta coming to life
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Stephania Erecta coming to life

Exciting, especially with yesterday's great talk in mind!
by MatDz
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Gasteria Armstrongii haku gei (white whale)
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Gasteria Armstrongii haku gei (white whale)

That's a fiver (and the £13, let's be honest :mrgreen: ) very well spent!
by MatDz
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Haworthia blackburniae
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Haworthia blackburniae

This truncata is amazing, almost like an intermediary form between it and (truncata var.) maughanii, which, if I remember correctly, exists in the wild. Edit: after Wikipedia, 'Form "crassa" (lit. "fat") is an intermediate form between the variety maughanii and the type variety truncata. It has the ...