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  1. CactusChris


    Possiby Aloe marlothii
  2. some lists here
  3. Some of the nicest vulgaris I have seen, and quite a range of colours as well in Scotland today.
  4. Yes Ada, the suggestion is thta ot goes away with maturity, but so far it has been present in a steady way over at least 3 years. Strange as it does not seem to occur in the species, only in hybrids. chris
  5. These two antho free hybrids once again showing these very faint red veins. This is supposed to be due to 'leaky genes', or perhaps another mechanism allowing a tiny bit of pigment to appear. anyone else seeing this?
  6. Does anyone have any information/history about this plant please. It seems to be a nice dwarf form with a pale red neck. thanks chris
  7. I use ikea white pots with holes drilled in, they seem to be ok, and are cheap. chris
  8. Hi Alexis, there are (is) one photo on cpphotofinder that looks right perhaps though I do no know the history of the photo. I am intereted to see if there are others around - and now what of all the mislabelled plants? why do they continue to be mislabelled I am working to make it with purp montana just for the fun of it. best regards chris
  9. This hybrid grex comprised of (purp x psit) x ((purp x flava) x purp) seems to be rare or absent in collections. There is an imposter that has a lot of leuco in it (from long distant discussions with Slack this posssibly came from Australia to Slack and I think it was x willisii x leuco but lost the x leuco part of the label). The imposter is a fine plant, but continues to be mislabelled by even the most careful collectors, including hybrids made from it. Is anyone growing the true x willisii? If so can we please see some photos.... Thanks chris
  10. May be silver y moth catterpillar. chris
  11. Individual leaves pulled off root and form new palnts of zamioculcas chris
  12. I now only have the black bamboo, and they are seedlings from a now passed plant that flowered. All the others i have had have eventually had to be removed due to bullying... chris
  13. Yes, the early growth is very suceptible to sudden death, they nned csrefully watching. the bromeliad is Broccinia reducta. chris
  14. They re in a south facing velux window, lots of sun. I think the biggest (a boy) is about 20 years old, the others about 15. I lost a number due to greenhouse electricy (main supply) failures so they live inside. i grew avout 40 from seed but none i think except these survive. Nice plants, grown in gritty compost, watered regularly. regards chris
  15. Here are three i grew from seed, lost some due to rot, some due to heater malfunction nad these ar the survivors, ome with three leaves.....impossible eh..
  16. Thanks Gaz and Dan, the flower head is feeling like it may be self fertile so hopefully seeds will set. If I can get enough it will be tried outdoors for hardiness. chris
  17. Flowerd in a small pot, if anyone knows the species name please let me know. chris
  18. Altys in preston have melcourt growbark pine in stock, delivery is reasonable, if you want to enquire try 01772 812176. chris
  19. Ikea do a range of ceramic white pot holders that are ideal if drilled. Very cool due to the material and the colour, and cheap. chris
  20. Do not attach them directly, use wire to attach them ti the fram and the window vent, this gives you more room to manoever. c
  21. Is there a reference to the cross transplanting of purps in the two soils please?many thanks chris Edit to add that I have found it, though some of hte figures look somewhat odd. Chris
  22. Some colonies of mistletoe around chester, and I have the euphorbia mistletoe int the greenhouse. Chris
  23. CactusChris

    Disa Orchids

    Hi Ron, I've found then easy to grow among sarracenias, which afford some shade and humidity. Same compost and frost free. Seed is an option, I get quite a lot of volunteers. Chris
  24. Thanks -eventUally manged to turn of that option (it was reluctant to leave lol) and now it is working again Best regards Chris