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by Jim_Mercer
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: April 2021 - Resurrection
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

April 2021 - Resurrection

Following on from neglected/forlorn and given the time of year (Easter) the theme for this month is any plant brought back to life. Not asking for before and after pictures just a photograph of a plant that you decided not to consign to the compost heap but gave another chance to grow. During my loc...
by Jim_Mercer
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Gardeners' World
Replies: 0
Views: 815

Gardeners' World

Our plants featured again in the latest episode featuring Daisy Hale from East Finchley https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-2 about 5 minutes into programme
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by Jim_Mercer
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Tony R wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:58 pm
The EVJ 95-nn numbers signify seeds offered by the Haworthia Society provided by Ernst van Jaarsveld in 1995.
I still have many plants raised from this seed offering in my collection today.
Thank you 9 year mystery solved!
by Jim_Mercer
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Acid John wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:27 pm
Not a ISI number, that particular one is a Madagascan Euphorbia.
Thanks - I had forgotten that the old ISI numbers were in that format so I've looked ay my old CD of ISI listings and the only Ernst van Jaarsveld Gasteria I found was ISI 99-51. Gasteria glomerata
by Jim_Mercer
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

I thought I had found a plant with a cobweb, unfortuately the web was also attached to the haworthia next to this Gasteria rawlinsonii web-1870.jpg Original label had Baviaanskloof on the front and this on the back web-1877.jpg This doesn't look like an EvJ collection number - the database shows 713...
by Jim_Mercer
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: MSG BULLETIN AND 2021 SEED LIST
Replies: 20
Views: 1103

Re: MSG BULLETIN AND 2021 SEED LIST

Seeds arrived today :grin:
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by Jim_Mercer
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Forum page display in Browser
Replies: 23
Views: 977

Re: Forum page display in Browser

Just seen a problem for the first time....
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by Jim_Mercer
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

This Kalanchoe tomentosa looked slightly better before I moved it so that I could photograph it with a black background as the top growth appeared to be upright but in reality it was being supported by the glass it was leaning on. A couple of leaves that dropped off are trying to produce new plants ...
by Jim_Mercer
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

That’s definitely ‘Buddha’s Temple’, Jim. That was on the label in the pot but I wasn't sure which plant the rescued bits had come from It would be good to see what people do to keep them alive and grow them well. Soil, water, location, temperature, light etc.. I really like the weird crassula but ...
by Jim_Mercer
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

Any idea why C. pyramidalis & Co. do that? I try to not overwater, but water enough, keep them in a nice, gritty mix with some water retentive Sanicat in, and still, one day, they decide to go all crispy like yours. I think they just like doing so. All I can say is they usually die for me but I do ...