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by Stuart
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 70
Views: 1851

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

This group of Mexican plants have been freely available for the past few years, both at UK cactus marts and ELK. Seed is also easy to come by, the Forum Seed Pool is the first place to look! Any 'legal' seed from Mexico wouldn't make any difference other than making it impossible to tell which plant...
by Stuart
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 70
Views: 1851

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

The words Rudy and calm rarely appear in the same sentence. He's a great bloke though.

Stuart
by Stuart
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 70
Views: 1851

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

Karl, I admire your politeness.

Stuart
by Stuart
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: cactus nurseries North Yorkshire
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: cactus nurseries North Yorkshire

Well worth a stop at Southfields at Bourne, Lincs on the way, is Abbeybrook still trading these days?

Stuart
by Stuart
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Echinocereus triglochidiatus White Sands
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Echinocereus triglochidiatus White Sands

Maybe give it a gypsum top dressing to make it feel at home. White Sands is a great place to visit when the wind isn't blowing though the Triglochidiatus there don't look any different to those growing elsewhere. They make nice clusters in time and the flowers last longer than most cacti.

Stuart
by Stuart
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Another 8 people please
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Another 8 people please

I've just gone from one forum topic to another, in the couple of seconds it took me the number of 'guests' rose from 26 to 136, all very strange.

Stuart
by Stuart
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 70
Views: 1851

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

It's a bit of an exaggeration to suggest ELK was 'raided'. A couple of Belgian CITES officials had a look around and gave an 'on the spot fine' to a nurseryman selling a grafted Aztekium, one of the best nurseries at ELK. They ignored others selling large habitat clumps of Anacampseros Alstonii and ...
by Stuart
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 70
Views: 1851

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

I've obtained many CITES permits over the years, they always have to state that the plants were 'artificially propagated' i.e. nursery produced. CITES is meant to help preserve plants in habitat. Plants that have been 'artificially propagated' reduce demand for habitat plants and I feel they should ...
by Stuart
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 70
Views: 1851

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

Karl couldn't have put it any better - and in perfect English with a bit of Latin too! UK nurseries could easily produce these plants by grafting or from seed but there's no point if they can't be sold openly at BCSS events. This simply opens up the market for buying habitat plants online from those...
by Stuart
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 70
Views: 1851

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

Astrophytum Caput Medusae seed was sold by the BCSS on the 2014 seed list for the rather reasonable price of 30p for a packet. Nurseries can't sell the plants but the BCSS can sell the seeds. Probably best to keep quiet about that!

Stuart