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by David Neville
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What species are these cacti? Please Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: What species are these cacti? Please Help!

I think that both the first and third pix show Neobuxbaumia polylopha. Pic 2 looks to be something in the Borzicactus group (or the Borzicactinae). I think pic 4 could well be a species of Weberbauerocereus. There are other people active on this forum who are far more knowledgeable about columnar ca...
by David Neville
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ferocactus I.D.?
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Ferocactus I.D.?

Or maybe a particularly short spined Ferocactus echidne. ..... spine length does vary considerably in this species.
by David Neville
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Red flower?
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Red flower?

Oops! Thanks for the correction Suzanne. Of course it was a Fenestraria. My memory is definitely not what it used to be .... I must start double-checking things before I post them online!
by David Neville
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Copiapoa roots
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Copiapoa roots

....... and compost!
by David Neville
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Collective nouns
Replies: 16
Views: 511

Re: Collective nouns

A murder of opuntias seems appropriate..... but I think the crows already stole this one!
by David Neville
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Setiechinopsis mirabilis
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Setiechinopsis mirabilis

Very nice Terry,. Is there any way you could incorporate the delightful and distinctive perfume within the video? :grin: The smell always reminds me of Germoline. Although I am aware that this reference might mean nothing at all to overseas members of the forum.
by David Neville
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Collective nouns
Replies: 16
Views: 511

Re: Collective nouns

What a lovely idea!
How about a medley of Mammillarias.
Or a plethora of Parodias
Or a symphony of Stapeliads.
Or a sonnet of Sulcorebutias.
Or a rhapsody of Rebutias.
Or an aria of Aloes... or Aylosteras.
Or an epiphany of Escobarias.
Or a delight of Discocactus.

I could go on......
by David Neville
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Red flower?
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Red flower?

As far as I'm aware, the first recorded mention of the red flowerered variant was by the late Ernest Hepworth from Sussex, UK, who named the plant with the cultivar name of 'Fireworth'. Over the years I have had a number of occasional red flowered sports appear among the typical purple flowered plan...
by David Neville
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Cactus event at RHS Bridgewater this August?
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: Cactus event at RHS Bridgewater this August?

Some of the inexperienced newcomers in this forum think they know everything, and yet they have limited experience of our hobby. Once they have experienced decades of growing experience in our hobby they might learn a little humility., and respect the experiences of those who have grown succulent pl...
by David Neville
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Frost or cold damaged cactus, regrowing.
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Frost or cold damaged cactus, regrowing.

Like all plants, most cacti are only hard to identify when you don't know too much about them, or when you don't have a lot of experience in growing them. I have no doubt that Stuart's ID of Polaskia chichipe is correct. Once you are able to distinguish various characteristics, you will be able to d...