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by el48tel
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus offset planting - help
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Cactus offset planting - help

I have a number of cacti (Echinopsis and Gymnocalycium) which have grown offsets in the past few months. Before the end of September I successfully managed to set them. But since then, more pups have sprouted and I'd like to know whether I should detached them from the parent plants and pot them ......
by el48tel
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cactus seed payment
Replies: 78
Views: 13741

Re: Cactus seed payment

Whilst I feel sorry for those folk with the "newer" but less accessible bank accounts which don't have the good old fashioned cheque books ........... but please feel a little sympathy for the members who don't have access to the Net nor the on-line bank .... yes those people DO exist ..... OR for s...
by el48tel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: eNews
Replies: 8
Views: 1817

Re: eNews

As a new member I have only recently (2 months) registered for the newsletter .... and not received one. So when I get back to the PC I'll check my SPAM FOLDER etc.
by el48tel
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: CactusWorld
Replies: 29
Views: 7479

Re: CactusWorld

It arrived today. New packaging. Seems earlier than recent years. Haven't read it yet, nice picture on the front. Seed list is included - it struck me that a lot of the names were quite fanciful, even more so than usual. Incidentally, CactusWorld was "featured" on a topical panel show called Have I...
by el48tel
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another hello from Devon
Replies: 6
Views: 4854

Re: Another hello from Devon

Welcome to the forum - some fine plants there
by el48tel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat
Replies: 36
Views: 7814

Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

The ITC 308 was £26.99 on ebay last week when I bought one. Seems a very good piece of kit, and easy to set up Agreed. I have tried mine out ... just sorting out the odd items ... including a slight water ingress then move the collection in. The instructions however are "interesting". As for e-Bay ...
by el48tel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat
Replies: 36
Views: 7814

Re: Recommendation wanted for an Inkbird or Biogreen thermostat

The Inkbird ITC-308 is currently £29.99 at Amazon. However, there is a Lightning Deal tomorrow (Tuesday) for Prime members and whilst I am not aware of what the price will be, it sure looks like a good time to buy one. At a guess, I reckon the special discount will be in the order of £3-£5.00. Chec...
by el48tel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Overwintering plants - Relative Humidity
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

Re: Overwintering plants - Relative Humidity

ralphrmartin wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:59 am
My plants are doing just fine in conditions where the RH can go up to 100% after rain, or as the temperature drops.

However, I do have fans which come on when the RH is over 90%, to try to help prevent botrytis etc.
Ralph
That actually raises my hopes of success ---- immensely.
by el48tel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Overwintering plants - Relative Humidity
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

Re: Overwintering plants - Relative Humidity

What is the minimum RH for mesembs that would be OK during winter? My problem is low humidity. My mesembs are kept indoors over winter. It is way too warm for them indoors (especially once you shine some intense light at them), and I cool them by blowing outside air (at about -15C and 60%RH) onto t...
by el48tel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Little Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2710

Re: Little Question

rca wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:04 pm
.................. When does the copy of the journal arrive in December? I was concerned that it hadn't arrived, but then thought I might just be too excited :)

Thanks,
Rachel
Excellent question -- I, too, await excitedly and in anticipation of the seed list......... just want to plant .......