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by templegatejohn
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus of the Month
Replies: 346
Views: 239500

Well, thanks for that Buck. It really is appreciated and I will always try to keep an eye on the forum, certainly one of the best things on the web as far as I am concerned. I am sure it will go from strength to strength, particularly with such a great bunch of people contributing to the site and I ...
by templegatejohn
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus of the Month
Replies: 346
Views: 239500

Hi all, Thank you everybody for the kind comments, I really do appreciate them. I will certainly be watching the forum with interest. For those who take the job on there are certainly lots of good photographs on the forum itself. I must admit that 99% of the photographs I used were my own plants, bu...
by templegatejohn
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus of the Month
Replies: 346
Views: 239500

Hi Bill and Dominique, Glad you both like the choice. Yes, age is a terrible thing Bill. I still feel like I could run through a brick wall and if I could run, I would. I am at that age where I have stopped fighting with the grandchildren, as they always win. Mind you one of them is nineteen years o...
by templegatejohn
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Succulent of the Week
Topic: December plant of the month 2007 Titanopsis hugo-schlechteri
Replies: 0
Views: 11863

December plant of the month 2007 Titanopsis hugo-schlechteri

Titanopsis hugo-schlechteri Tischer http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/userpix/527_TitanopsisHugoSchlecteri_1.jpg Growth Habits: Mat forming succulent, rosettes up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm). The ends of the fleshy leaves are flattened and have very attractive wart-like protuberances on them. Ther...
by templegatejohn
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus of the Month
Replies: 346
Views: 239500

Hi all, Almost the end of another growing year. this one seems to have passed really quickly (perhaps it is my age). I could not resist using the plant I have done for December, even if it is not the real Christmas Cacti. I hope that you all have a happy and peaceful Christmas and a wonderful New Ye...
by templegatejohn
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Cacti of the Month
Topic: Cacti of the month (Dec. 2007) Schlumbergera truncata
Replies: 0
Views: 5451

Cacti of the month (Dec. 2007) Schlumbergera truncata

Schlumbergera truncata (Haw.) Moran http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/userpix/527_s_truncata_1.jpg Growth Habits: Not everyone’s idea of how a cacti should look but nevertheless is one. Characteristically, the plant that is the true Christmas Cactus has branches which are decidedly arcing and pendent...
by templegatejohn
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Succulent of the Week
Topic: November Plant of the Month (2007) Gasteria batesiana
Replies: 0
Views: 9548

November Plant of the Month (2007) Gasteria batesiana

Gasteria batesiana Rowley http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/userpix/527_Gasteriabatesianacomposite_2.jpg Top: Gasteria batesiana. Bottom: Gasteria batesiana Barberton Growth Habits: Gasteria batesiana is a relatively small species bearing rough tuberculata brittle leaves. It is at once recognized by ...
by templegatejohn
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus of the Month
Replies: 346
Views: 239500

Thanks Bill,

As I have said before it is nice to know that someone is reading the Plant of the Month.

Take care buddy, don't do anything I wouldn't do. That leaves you plenty of scope so you should be OK.

John
by templegatejohn
Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus of the Month
Replies: 346
Views: 239500

Hi all, Brr, summer has passed very quickly this year, or perhaps it's just my age. Even the dog doesn't want to go out at the moment. I can't believe I have just done the November plant of the month. I have even lost a few Lithops due to an unexpected sharp frost. As I think I said in an earlier me...
by templegatejohn
Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Cacti of the Month
Topic: Cactus of the Month (Nov. 2007) Mammillaria chionocephala
Replies: 0
Views: 5387

Cactus of the Month (Nov. 2007) Mammillaria chionocephala

Mammillaria chionocephala J.A. Purpus http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/userpix/527_Mammillariachionocephala1_1.jpg Growth Habits: The plants growth habit when young is to stay as a single body, but as it reaches maturity it is not unknown for the plant to start to clump up. The body of the plant whe...
by templegatejohn
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus of the Month
Replies: 346
Views: 239500

Thanks Bill,

I can always rely on you to put up a comment that makes it all worthwhile. Take care buddy.

John
by templegatejohn
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Succulent of the Week
Topic: Succ. of the month (Oct. 2007) Hawortha attenuata v. zebrina
Replies: 0
Views: 9986

Succ. of the month (Oct. 2007) Hawortha attenuata v. zebrina

Haworthia attenuata v zebrina Haw. http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/userpix/527_HaworthiaattenuatavZebrina_2.jpg Growth Habits: Forms clumps of rosettes up to 6in. or even 7in. (12-15 cms.) diameter of dark green fleshy leaves that are quite tightly packed, with attractive white tubercule marking, t...
by templegatejohn
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus of the Month
Replies: 346
Views: 239500

Hi all, It's that time again. The cactus of the Month is up on the Forum and I sincerely hope you like it. It is one of the plants that has flowered really well for me this year. Flowering this year has been very hit and miss in my location and I have yet to see flowers on any of my Lithops which is...
by templegatejohn
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Cacti of the Month
Topic: Cactus (Oct. 2007) Turbinicarpus roseiflorus v. albiflorus
Replies: 0
Views: 4348

Cactus (Oct. 2007) Turbinicarpus roseiflorus v. albiflorus

Turbinicarpus roseiflorus v. albiflorus (Backeberg) Frank http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/userpix/527_Turbinicarpusroseiflorusvalbiflorus_1.jpg Growth Habits: The plant is globular and almost always solitary, up to 1.2 inches tall (3 cm), 1.6 inches in diameter (4 cm); fibrous roots. The body colou...
by templegatejohn
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Succulent of the Week
Topic: Succulent of the Month (Sept. 2007) Cotyledon undulata
Replies: 0
Views: 15438

Succulent of the Month (Sept. 2007) Cotyledon undulata

Cotyledon undulata Haw. http://www.cactiguide.com/forum/userpix/527_Cotyledonundulata1_1.jpg This extra information was sent to me by our very own Buck Hemingway, after I had written and posted this plant of the month and I put it here for your information. I have seen Cotyledon undulata mentioned ...