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by Stuart
Thu May 06, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: News & Events
Topic: Plant sale near Hastings this Saturday, 8 May
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Plant sale near Hastings this Saturday, 8 May

Although not 100% cacti, Seddlescombe & District Garden Society are holding their annual Plant Market in the car park at Seddlescombe Village Hall this Saturday, 8th May, 10am to 12am. This is a few miles north of Hastings. I've no idea what to expect in plant sales overall but the Rother Valley BCS...
by Stuart
Sun May 02, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: More bulbine
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: More bulbine

It helped to be told that it was there somewhere, and having the flower spike, otherwise I'd never have spotted it. Are there many more in the same area?

Stuart
by Stuart
Sat May 01, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aloe ID
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Aloe ID

It looks like 'Sparkling Burgundy', a John Bleck hybrid from the USA.

Stuart
by Stuart
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mammillaria luethyi
Replies: 37
Views: 2073

Re: Mammillaria luethyi

I've only ever had grafted plants, although I've had success with grafting offsets despite not much 'flesh' to graft, I've never managed to keep one for more than a couple of years.

Stuart
by Stuart
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubrispinus
Replies: 30
Views: 1495

Re: Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubrispinus

echino rubispinus albiflora 1.JPG
My white one has just flowered but all the other Echinocereus are only just up to the stage when the buds burst through the body.

Stuart
by Stuart
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sulcorebutias today
Replies: 17
Views: 390

Re: Sulcorebutias today

Thanks Diane, I think it's time for me to buy some fresh velvet, I didn't realise how worn mine was until I saw how good yours looked.

Stuart
by Stuart
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sulcorebutias today
Replies: 17
Views: 390

Re: Sulcorebutias today

Superb photos, is the black background real or electronic?

Stuart
by Stuart
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera supthutiana HJ516
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Aylostera supthutiana HJ516

They hardly look like the same species. I can think the only reason for grafting is that a grafted offset could be sold within a couple of weeks of grafting whilst rooting a cutting with enough roots to sell would take about a year so a quick way to make money from offsets is to graft them and sell ...
by Stuart
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sedum 'Sandra Mottram'
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Sedum 'Sandra Mottram'

Wearing my 'nurseryman's hat', which I don't do very often on the Forum, I'd have trouble trying to sell this one. There's nothing wrong with it and there are some quite attractive Sedums around, just not the nicest plant to name for your wife.

Stuart
by Stuart
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Sedum 'Sandra Mottram'
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Sedum 'Sandra Mottram'

I'm afraid I'd put it in the 'Branch Raffle Prize' category. Sorry to Ray S. if he reads this :eek:

Stuart