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by Pattock
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: July 2021 - long and spindly
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: July 2021 - long and spindly

rodsmith wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:58 pm
Thanks, John - black velvet material.
I lost my black velvet jacket about 30 years ago. It'll have to be socks if I get my USB ports working again before the end of the month.
by Pattock
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Succulent nursery recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Succulent nursery recommendations

I have no idea how roads work but if you can go or come back via Matlock in Derbyshire, which looks like it is on your way, Abbey Brook is well worth a visit. http://www.abbeybrookcacti.com/ Williams Cactus is in Barnsley, perhaps nearer a more major road system. http://www.williamscactus.co.uk/ Bot...
by Pattock
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sinningia leucotricha
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

Re: Sinningia leucotricha

Wikipedia comments: "Common names include Orpheus flower and resurrection plant because of the remarkable ability of Haberlea to survive very long periods of desiccation."

Have you observed that yet in your garden, Ralph? :grin:
by Pattock
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sinningia leucotricha
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

Re: Sinningia leucotricha

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by Pattock
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendations for a Zapper light to deal with flying bugs.
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Recommendations for a Zapper light to deal with flying bugs.

Aren't they UV light bulbs too? They are UVA, the longest wavelengths and less harmful than UVB and UVC in normal use. Still not a good idea to get close or look at them for too long. Polycarbonate glasses will protect the eyes, especially if you paid for the UV protective coating. Breathing the ae...
by Pattock
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendations for a Zapper light to deal with flying bugs.
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Recommendations for a Zapper light to deal with flying bugs.

Just a note to any readers of this forum who may have got the impression from this thread that a bug zapper has any place in plant pest control. Zappers should not be used in any insect control, ever. Even butchers have better fly control devices now. For controlling biting insects outdoors they are...
by Pattock
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 31
Views: 823

Re: Some Stapeliads today

Stuart wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:00 pm
It's got quite a sweet smell, I'd suggest marzipan.
Obviously one of those colourful German marzipans they do for Christmas.
by Pattock
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 31
Views: 823

Re: Some Stapeliads today

Smells are difficult to describe, but rather honey-like. Thanks. I was sort of expecting it to smell like a boiled sweet, from the colouring. Wikipedia says it smells like beeswax. UBC Photo of the Day says honey or marzipan (perhaps from Bruyns). Llifle says like liquorice or honey. Apparently Sta...
by Pattock
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Some Stapeliads today
Replies: 31
Views: 823

Re: Some Stapeliads today

Fascinating. That is yet another flower designed by Gaudi or Beardsley.
Diane wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:38 pm
Very nice! And have you had a sniff? It has quite a pleasant fragrance!
Can you describe the fragrance at all? I love fragrant plants.
by Pattock
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendations for a Zapper light to deal with flying bugs.
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Recommendations for a Zapper light to deal with flying bugs.

Would you consider it helpful to point out that mites don't fly and mosquitos don't damage plants?

Identifying the pest is the first step, before you decide which method might control it.
:brk: