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Maggi Young

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Re: Pumice
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2008, 07:24:38 PM »
Derek, no problem with telling us the manufacturer or retailers' name here .
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Re: Pumice
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2008, 11:45:27 AM »
Hi Derek

I would be very interested in having a look at some and trying it out.  I paid 15.99 for 30ltr of pumice + 8.50 postage and when it arrived there was more like 45ltrs there :).
Just done a search for it, what grade were you using?

http://www.mamhorticulture.co.uk/index.php?cPath=22&osCsid=eb3ae84cbb79ab37705a2b884291ada6

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Re: Pumice
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2008, 07:03:03 PM »
Dave Yes that`s the firm I use the fine grade for Disa etc but use themedium for Cattleya and all other orchids, it is a very good firm the only thing is you have to pay by phone but that is no trouble and is usualy delivered in 3 days, their orchid fertilisers are good as well. I have been using them for the past 3 years.

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Re: Pumice
« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2008, 06:49:24 PM »
Maggi the firm is MAM Horticulture, 16 Old Glebe, Tadmarton, Banbury,Oxon. OX15 5TH.
E-mail: LaeliaM@aol.com Phone 01295 780824.
I am not sure what you think but I think if we order from a firm who`s name we got from the forum we should tell the firm then maybe they will advertise in the Journal.
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Re: Pumice
« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2008, 09:22:29 PM »
Maggi the firm is MAM Horticulture, 16 Old Glebe, Tadmarton, Banbury,Oxon. OX15 5TH.
E-mail: LaeliaM@aol.com Phone 01295 780824.
I am not sure what you think but I think if we order from a firm who`s name we got from the forum we should tell the firm then maybe they will advertise in the Journal.
Derek
Derek, that is an excellent idea!
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Re: Pumice
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2008, 11:36:41 PM »
Does anyone have other contact details for tihs pumice site: http://www.pumicesupplies.co.uk/? I was planning to order some pumice as I have some seedling cyps arriving soon, but the website address just takes you to the hosting firms website now.

Failing that, has anyone ordered pumice from Viresco, and can they give it the same glowing reports that the other supplier's product has?

Thanks,

Peter
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Re: Pumice
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2008, 12:52:13 AM »
Failing that, has anyone ordered pumice from Viresco, and can they give it the same glowing reports that the other supplier's product has?

Thanks,

Peter

I've been buying pumice grit and Moler clay granules from Viresco for years now and always been very happy with the quality, the speedy delivery and the friendly service on the phone. I assume you have contact details.
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Re: Pumice
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2008, 01:16:49 PM »
Thanks for the advice Martin, I have the address from their website, but it's good to know they are quick with the delivery - I'll be needing some by midweek!
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Re: Pumice
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2008, 02:16:33 PM »
If you need fast delivery, you can order the pumice grit by phone on (you probaby have the number) 01845 525585 and pay by credit card. They might even be there on a Saturday.
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Re: Pumice
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2008, 06:32:21 AM »
Can't you get that dreaded white perlite in fine granular form... its equivalent to turface...
those large white chips looks fairly crude but probably better suited for a soil
amendment. I would crush the large pieces and get a mixed grade


perlite here is only available in medium grade but it is cheap. the only problem is that
it is light like plastic and tends to float to the top..

http://www.perlite.net/

this is my 2.5 pence worth to try out my new pic
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Re: Pumice
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2008, 10:06:28 AM »
And a very nice pic it is, Stuart... can you post a bigger version here, so my poor eyes can see what it is? I'm thinking Campanula......?
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Re: Pumice > Photo ID
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2008, 12:46:36 AM »
Edraianthus pumila
seed exchange grown my first full flowered plant ever
thought only you scottish rockers can do it but I lucked out..on an easy one!
well that's not entirely true as aethoinema's and arenaria's, a few dianthus etc.. almost hide their
foliage here too.

Not to brag but I probably have only less than 1000 pix this year as I actually did some gardening and picture taking is only a fraction of what I think is good for a day as each day their usually is a plant of the day worth shooting during the growing season but by the time I get around to shooting the lighting conditions are not always ideal.

I could do a blog like Kristal has going thru month to month...

Stuart
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