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by Pattock
Fri May 07, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Final Asklepios arrived
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Final Asklepios arrived

There are plans to revive the German IG Ascleps as International Stapeliad Group - does the journal mention this? I have no inside knowledge, only picked this up on a German forum - that could be an interesting new group, though. Nothing about that but there is a Membership application for the FGaS...
by Pattock
Fri May 07, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Final Asklepios arrived
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Final Asklepios arrived

This morning I received Asklepios 127, the last issue produced as the International Asclepiad Society winds down. Great articles, great photos as usual. Apart from the one about Frerea , which could have been wrote betterer. :baringt: Overshadowing the journal, the sad news was enclosed that the pro...
by Pattock
Fri May 07, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Looking for Old Article
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Looking for Old Article

"Lithops and Baboons - A Symbiotic Relationship in Namibia" by Tok Schoeman, MSG Bulletin 29, 2 (2014)

I can't see it anywhere else on the internet. MatDz's suggestion is probably your only recourse, unless someone has it and a scanner.
by Pattock
Tue May 04, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?

Apologies Pattock, my typing overlapped with your last response. FWIW I share it seems a similar hobbyhorse to you, but I can't be dogmatic because nobody's perfect. What's important is that we try and learn from the experience of others of new and hopefully improved commercial composts. Complainin...
by Pattock
Tue May 04, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?

But as John Innes himself had nothing to do with the peat free version, and has not endorsed it, I believe it is a shameful misuse of his name to simple call it Peat Free John Innes Compost, wrongly insinuating that it was subject to all the same rigorous research that went into the original John I...
by Pattock
Mon May 03, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?

What relation does the John Innes Manufacturer's Association have to the John Innes Institute / Centre? None as far as I can see. The John Innes Centre has had nothing to do with John Innes Compost for over 75 years. ...while our scientists developed the recipe for what came to be called John Innes...
by Pattock
Mon May 03, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?

ralphrmartin wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 2:08 pm
Smells to me like a trade body trying to rake in the money off the back of someone else's good name - and their website doesn't exactly dispel that idea.
You may be looking looking at the wrong website:

https://growingmedia.co.uk/john-innes-m ... tions.html
by Pattock
Mon May 03, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Conophytum threesome
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Conophytum threesome

Mike P wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 8:46 am
My goodness Aiko is that really from Total Recall?
It is rather ironic if you don't remember the whole film.
by Pattock
Sun May 02, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ceropegia conrathii
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Ceropegia conrathii

That leaf is in perfect focus.

Cute little thing.
by Pattock
Sun May 02, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?
Replies: 31
Views: 759

Re: Has anyone tried the peat-free John Innes?

Could also be a nightmare if the "finely-shredded bark" turns out to be random lumps of wood. Nominal particle size: 0-6mm https://www.bhgsltd.co.uk/melcourt-sylvafibre%C3%82%C2%AE-p-1491.html Small bags, so quite expensive. https://www.thegardensuperstore.co.uk/plant-and-lawn-care/compost/all-purp...