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by AndrewB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: December 2020 A winter growing succulent
Replies: 14
Views: 2003

Re: December 2020 A winter growing succulent

Congratulations Jim
by AndrewB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mesemb seedlings
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Mesemb seedlings

Hi, Thanks for your comments. You are doing well! As you can probably imagine, there have been a lot of unsuccessful attempts as well. My last two years of seed sowing have been almost disastrous in their poor results. I will certainly not be trying a thick layer of vermiculite, with seeds sown on t...
by AndrewB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Small Opuntia seedlings
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: Small Opuntia seedlings

Thanks for your advice. I have ended up with plants getting dripped on when it rains during the winter. The results have usually been shrinking of the plant, presumably dilution of stored nutrients and not surviving the spring start. This winter I did get a couple of seedlings actually grow from the...
by AndrewB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Small Opuntia seedlings
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Re: Small Opuntia seedlings

Hi Ralph,

I don’t water during the winter, they never seem to absorb it, even on the sunniest days.
by AndrewB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti seedlings Solved
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Cacti seedlings Solved

Hi folks,

Some photos of Cacti seedlings I have grown, from seed, over the last few years. I am looking forward to some flowers this summer!
by AndrewB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Mesemb seedlings
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Mesemb seedlings

Hi all,

Over the last few years I have tried raising some Mesembs from seed, some of the results can be seen in these photos.
by AndrewB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Small Opuntias (Tephrocactus Study Group)
Topic: Small Opuntia seedlings
Replies: 11
Views: 1159

Small Opuntia seedlings

Hi,

Over the last few years I have tried to germinated and grow some small Opuntia seed, the following photos show some of the results. Some are looking a bit shrivelled - dormancy and no nutrition since September, I also transplanted them mid growing season which contributed!
by AndrewB
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: December 2020 A winter growing succulent
Replies: 14
Views: 2003

Re: December 2020 A winter growing succulent

Hi,

Two Titanopsis with slowly growing flower buds:
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T. schwantesii with two heads (from Doug & Vivi Rowland seed back in the early 90’s I think)
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T. calcarea seedling (2018 seed from Matts Winberg)

Andrew
by AndrewB
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Brexit deal and imports
Replies: 207
Views: 17705

Re: Brexit deal and imports

Hi, In simple terms, can I still buy plants from Germany without any restrictions, extra paperwork and additional fees as I have done for years? Yes or no answer would be helpful. Thank you. No you can’t. There is extra paperwork and fees. So what would this mean for bringing plants back from ELK? Y...