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by phil75
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Lithops Availability and Suppliers
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

Re: Lithops Availability and Suppliers

i went to a fellow bcss members house the other night for a greenhouse visit, and came away with these two :D

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by phil75
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Lithops Availability and Suppliers
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

Re: Lithops Availability and Suppliers

Not strictly lithops but this chap is worth asking and he's in Yorkshire too Phil: http://conophytum.com/plants2011.html Hi Joel - cheers for the link, crish sent me a few cono's last season so will get in touch again to see what he has for sale :) PS - went to the bradford branch bcss annual show ...
by phil75
Mon May 28, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Lithops Availability and Suppliers
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

Re: Lithops Availability and Suppliers

hi call - yeah i did this and got 3 or 4, but all are un-named, i'm fussy and like to know what i have and am growing, so when i get more experienced with them i hope to be able to identify them :)
by phil75
Sun May 27, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Lithops Availability and Suppliers
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

Re: Lithops Availability and Suppliers

ey cheers darren, bought stuff from ralph last year and the year before, might give a few lithops a go from him too, always been happy with the size/quality of ralph's plants :)
by phil75
Sat May 26, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Lithops Availability and Suppliers
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

Lithops Availability and Suppliers

Hi there, does anyone keep Lithops? I quite like them and would like to get a collection going, as they look great and dont take up hardly any room :D I got the 2nd edition of Steven Hammer's book which is a good resource and didnt realise there's so many.... Does anyone have named varieties for sal...
by phil75
Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Cacti Id's if Possible please
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Cacti Id's if Possible please

1st one is prob Mammillaria Carmenae or Carmenae x laui, and 2nd one is Marksiana 8)

thanks for the tip essex ross :mrgreen:
by phil75
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Cacti Id's if Possible please
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Cacti Id's if Possible please

Hi Phil, Feel free to post these pictures on the British Cactus and Succulent Society Forum, they even have a helpdesk section where you don't need to be a member to post threads. http://www.bcss.org.uk/foruma/viewforum.php?f=77&sid=8949168df9b4eb21911c88e1693a37d0 job done, as a guest at least :oo...
by phil75
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Cacti Id's if Possible please
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Cacti Id's if Possible please

Do you know if this would result in any offsets forming kris?

The last pic 'might' be Mammillaria Marksiana' after trolling round the net, but not 100%?
by phil75
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Cacti Id's if Possible please
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Cacti Id's if Possible please

HI all, its been a whle since i was on here blimey :oops: anyway i am starting a little cacti collection, and bought the following at a local GC, they were impulse buys as i just liked ther appearance. Both are just labelled Mammilaria, but is it poss for any of the cacti team to tell me what specie...
by phil75
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hardy Aloes
Replies: 24
Views: 2827

Re: Hardy Aloes

This is a good shop-ordered plenty from this guy. Great plants. http://www.cactusshop.co.uk/acatalog/On ... OE_14.html Paul . For sure, Ralph has some real nice stuff, well priced too I have the Aloe Cosmo, but can anyone tell me which others on the link form like a compact rosette type aloe please...
by phil75
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Hardy Aloes
Replies: 24
Views: 2827

Re: Hardy Aloes

If you can overwinter Aloe Vera (assuming that's your aloe) David, could be worth trying A. Polyphylla. Used to be very rare but tissue culture grown plants can be bought for around £10 these days. where can i get some of these for a tenner from pal please? i have one which is around 2.5 years old ...
by phil75
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: When to stop taking succulent cuttings?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: When to stop taking succulent cuttings?

Hi Phil you can propagate all year round, but you will find things slow down in winter unless indoors it does not hurt to leave cutting material on and as Dave has already suggested bottom heat will help. I tend to do a lot next mth or so as bedding for the other half as I will not bring aeoniums a...
by phil75
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: When to stop taking succulent cuttings?
Replies: 8
Views: 627

When to stop taking succulent cuttings?

I am just wondering when to stop taking cuttings from my collection of echeveria's, haworthia's, crassula's and aeoniums? Not taken loads, but recently noticed a couple on my echeveria's that i cut within the last week, as i did not want to bring them in soon for the winter only for the offsets to g...
by phil75
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Vermiculite & Perlite
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Vermiculite & Perlite

thats a very interesting idea phil if it works. never thought about it, but it sounds like it is worth investigation. Doesn't cat litter absorb moisture though....I was under the impression it did, I am toilet trained now and its been a while since I used the stuff now. Its also hard enough here st...
by phil75
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Vermiculite & Perlite
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Vermiculite & Perlite

A tip i recently got for a drainage medium, cheaper and better than pearlite i am told, is Tesco's own brand cat litter :shock: ......its the one that is advertised as 'low-dust' with a pinky/peach colour on the bag, and the one with the pic on that resembles clay granules (best way i can describe i...