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by Chris43
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Columnar cacti IDs please
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Columnar cacti IDs please

Its probably the way my friend took the photo but it is about 5ft tall! But thanks for the name.
by Chris43
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Columnar cacti IDs please
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Columnar cacti IDs please

A good friend of mine has the task of identifying and then finding a new home for a few tall cacti. They aren't immediately identifiable, though my thoughts go to Pilosocereus. But I'm not really familiar with these. I'm sorry but the photos which look fine now seem to be sideways. I hope they can b...
by Chris43
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria talk tonight
Replies: 22
Views: 910

Re: Mammillaria talk tonight

Alejandro wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:03 pm
I was really looking forward to this talk, and I missed it! Was it recorded by any chance?
No, I'm very much a Zoom novice, and while I know its possible, haven't used it yet, and with a large audience, not the time to try for the first time.
by Chris43
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria talk tonight
Replies: 22
Views: 910

Re: Mammillaria talk tonight

Thanks guys. I don't know where the time went, as when I practiced it, I got through it in about 1 hr 20 mins. Must have talked more quickly! For those who are wondering if we'd do more, then yes, we will, and are planning one one each quarter. If they go down wel with our members, then they could w...
by Chris43
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Straightening a top-heavy mammillaria?
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Straightening a top-heavy mammillaria?

As M, schwarzii is a heavily clumping speies, the heads tend to elongate as they produce offsets around them. Its not normally visible as the thin bit is surrounded by the other heads. I'd use gravel as suggested and once the offsets come, all will be hidden.
by Chris43
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Terry Smale
Replies: 43
Views: 4825

Re: Terry Smale

Terry was a fount of much knowledge and expertise. I was always impressed by his knowledge and his willingness to pass it on in a helpful and kind manner. The world is a poorer place for his passing.
by Chris43
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BCSS Forum Seed Pool
Replies: 168
Views: 167864

Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Owing to the current BREXIT situation, and given that this is a free service for members, I don't plan to send any seeds from the Pool outside mainland UK, or sadly to receive any from non UK sources. Its a sad state of affairs, but Ithere we are!
by Chris43
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Brexit deal and imports
Replies: 207
Views: 12918

Re: Brexit deal and imports

Will we still be able to order seeds from, for instance, the USA without extra charges or forms to fill in? That's exactly what I was wondering. I've bought seeds from Mesa Garden for years, and never needed any paperwork. In theory our new trading relationship with the EU should not affect how in ...
by Chris43
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: December Cactus world is here
Replies: 166
Views: 10234

Re: December Cactus world is here

Still waiting, post is highly erratic. I'd support a change of when the seed list comes out. March isn't too late to sow seeds, and avoids the postal chaos near Xmas. Ideally though you could detach the timing of the seed list from that of the journal completely, with members getting an email with l...
by Chris43
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Neolloydia?
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Neolloydia?

There are (at least) two different forms of Neolloydia conoidea. One has central spines, and the other doesn't. Sometimes that one is called grandiflora. I've seen both forms in habitat and they certainly look rather different, though its the central spined form that I've seen as seedlings, and they...