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by Christian
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Which brand of John Innes?
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Which brand of John Innes?

Their multi-purpose compost is excellent too, I‘ve used it in a mix for sempervivums and some other succulents (as well as neat for allotment things).
by Christian
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS
Replies: 56
Views: 1256

Re: Illegal Cacti and the BCSS

Intriguing… do you have more information on this project, Ross? On a general note, I‘ve grown Turbinicarpus graminispinus from seed bought off one of the main European cactus seed merchants, and I honestly don‘t feel complicit in any form of habitat stripping. You will want to control how plants ent...
by Christian
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: The softer side of Mammillaria tetrancistra
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: The softer side of Mammillaria tetrancistra

Very nice! This spring I have sown seeds of this - several batches in the hope that one or two seedlings might make it to this stage one day....
by Christian
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Growing cactus and succulents in a cold frame Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Growing cactus and succulents in a cold frame Solved

A recent edition of the Cactus and Succulent Review might give you some ideas: https://www.cactusandsucculentreview.org.uk/assets/downloads/2020/csr-september-2020.pdf Whilst Jos Huizer had less success with Gymnos, I am sure G bruchii, G andreae or G gibbosum are sufficiently forgiving and certainl...
by Christian
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: An excursion around Michael Kiessling's cactus nursery
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: An excursion around Michael Kiessling's cactus nursery

That report is a great find! Fascinating to learn about the taste of Mammillaria fruit, but what amazes me is that he runs his fabulous nursery all by himself...
by Christian
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Huernia rubra FN310
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Huernia rubra FN310

This is lovely!
by Christian
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Huernia whitesloaneana PH1100
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Huernia whitesloaneana PH1100

Nice set of Stapeliads today, Mike! With this one, do you give it any special treatment to get it to flower? I have a bowl full of this, and it’s growing fine, but no flowers…
by Christian
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Aylostera seedlings
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Aylostera seedlings

I noticed that the A. azurduyensis are not setting seed, despite being described as self-fertile -another gift from the narvaecensis influence in these perhaps?
by Christian
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ceropegia smidtii
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Ceropegia smidtii

These are such intriguing flowers!
by Christian
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Advices request for sowing some species
Replies: 98
Views: 17794

Re: Advices request for sowing some species

That’s really early. Don‘t tell me summer is over!