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by ralphrmartin
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Can anyone ID these cacti? Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Can anyone ID these cacti? Solved

3 is a Euphorbia - and not a cactus at all.
by ralphrmartin
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3523

Re: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?

Keith, thanks for your generous response! (And I will be ordering other books from you at some point, I am sure!) Peyton, thanks too for checking. OK, I have finally found the way to get the Amazon "Return a Defective Item" doodah to work. They have responded that they will send me a fresh copy. Any...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3523

Re: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?

Maria J Wrote:
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> Keith Larkin sells copies of this book apparently
> so might be worth asking him?

He's really going to be pleased if I ask him when I bought the book off someone else...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3523

Re: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?

>If you click on Help (top right) at Amazon.com it takes you to where you can contact them via email. Unfortunately, that does not let me enter the item I am talking about - the relevant help page is broken. * Anyway, what I really want to know from someone who HAS got the book is whether their copy...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3523

Re: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?

Maybe it is up to them to cover the cost. But trying to have a discussion like this when they do not offer any email addresses or phone numbers is not so straightforward. * If ALL copies are duff, I might as well hang on to it. if JUST MY copy is duff, I'd like to send it back, and try to get an OK ...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Couple of Rebutias
Replies: 10
Views: 1601

Re: Couple of Rebutias

Yes, the second one is a very typical Rebutia albipilosa. One of my favourites - even when not flowering.
by ralphrmartin
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3523

Bonsai Succulents Book - Defective Copy?

I have just bought a copy of the book "Bonsai Succulents" by Philippe de Vosjoli and Rudy Lime from Amazon.com. It is pretty well illustrated, but my copy has a problem: Pages 162-163 are missing, and further copies of pages 18-19 are in their place; Pages 166-167 are missing, and further copies of ...
by ralphrmartin
Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Setiechinopsis Mirabilis
Replies: 30
Views: 3638

Re: Setiechinopsis Mirabilis

Setiechinopsis mirabilis is self fertile. In a short time you should find a seed pod full of seeds where the flower was.

Save some, and plant them next year. As other members have said, this plant tends to be short lived...
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Classy or common
Replies: 40
Views: 5290

Re: Classy or common

Nobody has said much yet about growing Tylecodons. They are some of my favourites, and here is how I grow them: Top shelf of the greenhouse (to get maximum winter light; they dont seem to mind frying in summer). Water from about mid September to end of April - mid May. No water in summer. If you tak...
by ralphrmartin
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Acanthocalycium that thinks it's a Copiapoa!
Replies: 15
Views: 2113

Re: Acanthocalycium that thinks it's a Copiapoa!

Not a great shot but...
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