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by HaoBao
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Two interesting plants
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Two interesting plants

I have a Gnoma and the stem is more woody and seems really slow growing, I just wondered what the white stem was on yours Ernie, is it the start of a flower?

I also wanted to ask what the soil was for it and also your crassula? I remember you had a really good one before.
by HaoBao
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Monthly Photo Competitions
Topic: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn
Replies: 29
Views: 1839

Re: March 2021 - Neglected, forlorn

It would be good to see what people do to keep them alive and grow them well. Soil, water, location, temperature, light etc.. I really like the weird crassula but they just want to die
by HaoBao
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: An ageing society
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: An ageing society

Hi Mat, that paragraph was what I heard from other people. One was referring to people saying stuff without having any knowledge themselves, just unquestionably passing on information. Another said they just didn’t like the type of talk on the forum. A personal example would be when I went to my loc...
by HaoBao
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: An ageing society
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: An ageing society

To try and get some help to attract new members I put this thread over on the Society Discussion part and didn’t get a reply. :shift: https://forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=171062 The other post I put on the forum about it got some help and thoughts from members but it also got derailed a bi...
by HaoBao
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Grit
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Grit

Seems like a good deal if it’s the right stuff, I really hope it is if you order 1,000Kg! I also hope your back is ok moving them all, sounds like a good workout.
by HaoBao
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Grit
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Re: Grit

I bought my granite from Derbyshire Aggregates, not too far from Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery. It was called DALTEX Silver and was part of their resin products, they’ve got loads of stuff
by HaoBao
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday
Replies: 279
Views: 21776

Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Thank you Chris and Jim
by HaoBao
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday
Replies: 279
Views: 21776

Re: Don't forget the On-Line talk on tuesday

Does anyone know if David’s talk will be put on Facebook? Someone on ol’ Reddit would like to know
by HaoBao
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ideal Soil/Substrate Mix
Replies: 115
Views: 5962

Re: Ideal Soil/Substrate Mix

These are the results after soaking for 30 minutes, then drying without a fan or lights, just indoors at room temperature. Kanuma, Pumice and Lava Rock were straight out the bag, so sizes range from 1-6mm Small akadama is about 2mm Akadama is about 3-6mm Kyo-Dama is about 3-5mm Granite is 4mm Bigger...
by HaoBao
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Aloes, Gasteria, Haworthia Etc (The Haworthia Society)
Topic: Group planting haworthia
Replies: 21
Views: 1034

Re: Group planting haworthia

Thanks Mat, the results aren’t too surprising when compared to each other, the only thing that did surprise me with mine was how long akadama held moisture. I’d never weighed pots before watering or anything like that. The akadama still has some moisture after 2 weeks without a fan on it, but it’s s...