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by NaZzAtAzEr
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti seed tips and tricks?
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

Re: Cacti seed tips and tricks?

Thanks Chris and Al for confirming a new link to the eNews Archive: https://us13.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=6eaeb4ef84a62a7993da4bad4&id=c771004fe1 This only appears to go back to January 2019 though. So Parts 2, 3 and 4 of Vicky's article are in the Jan, Feb, Mar 2019 eNews, respectively from th...
by NaZzAtAzEr
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What kind of sand is best for seed sowing?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: What kind of sand is best for seed sowing?

Thanks guys. I used sifted topsoil and small potting grit in equal (ish) quantities, bunged it in the microwave for 8 minutes then poured boiling water on it. Hope I get successful germination rates with my welcome pack seeds!
by NaZzAtAzEr
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cacti seed tips and tricks?
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

Re: Cacti seed tips and tricks?

Below is the text of part 2 of an excellent 4-part series published in the BCSS ENewsletter Dec. 2018 - March 2019, which unfortunately does not seem to have been archived on this website. It was written by Vicky Davies, who along with her partner Chris is now raising a very good variety of rare an...
by NaZzAtAzEr
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: What kind of sand is best for seed sowing?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

What kind of sand is best for seed sowing?

My current mix is 40% molar clay, 40% cat litter and 20% topsoil. This is too large for seeds so I want to put a fine layer of sand on top. I have some solver sand and it looks really fine. Is this ok or should I use coarse sand?
by NaZzAtAzEr
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hardy container plant ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Hardy container plant ideas

I note that you are assigned to North Surrey Branch, but I wonder if you have managed to get to any of our meetings? They are obviously in abeyance now until next year, but the experienced growers there and at any other Branch are a great source of advice. I became a member last Monday! I may be co...
by NaZzAtAzEr
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hardy container plant ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Hardy container plant ideas

Thank you! I think we need more information before making recommendations as the choice is bewildering. How big is the container? What is the aspect of it - full sun/part shade? Any overhead cover in winter intended? What plants do you like? Lots of little ones or one big one? Thanks, guys, sorry I...
by NaZzAtAzEr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Hardy container plant ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Hardy container plant ideas

I want to have a container to put some hardy cacti and succulents in all year round. I have the correct substance - 40% grit, 40% cat litter and 20% sandy topsoil. I just need ideas for what plants to put in it. I do know that quite a few sedums can thrive outside, as well as opuntias, but I would l...