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    Righto guys, following Sharxx' more than generous last couple of comps I am following suit. Post a pic of your favourite succulent ( No cacti ) Photo with the most votes wins a 15 cm Tip cut of " Cliff " ( Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis) ) < Sorry ! I know, preaching to the choir, but ya never know. Entries close on the 18th of January. P.S Aussies only.
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    Maybe write a post in the trade rep thread so if others check them out first they know to be careful. If they don't already have a thread in there just start one. It's a pretty damming way to have your trade rep started with a negative post. But it also gives them a chance if they get their shit together to improve their rep if others post successful trades or sales. In a way it's a win win situation, others know what their like, but they also have a chance to turn things round. Really sorry to hear about your experience though mate. And sad for the forum too. The amount of people on here that have gone above and beyond and far exceeded my expectations is amazing. Don't let one bad egg spoil things
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    Happy to send you a piece when ready @tripsis. Assuming that it is the specimen that your after?
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    Well, apparently anything with white petals and purple spots is a "Tasmanian" according to the punters on the SAB Facebook page haha! (Don't get me started!) In all seriousness though, unless you have certified seeds from a reputable source, where there was no chance of interbreeding, nobody knows. They hybridise at the drop of a hat. You can take a stab at some fairly identifiable ones like danish flag, hens and chickens, pink peony etc. But anything else is a guess at best.
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    Bowls no longer available. Cheers for the kinds words. Hey Folks, My wife is a potter and has started creating ceremonial bowls for all things botanical and medicinal. She has created 3 sizes in her first batch and we thought we would offer them here first. Every piece is hand thrown on the wheel and glazed with up to four glazes she has created in her own studio. They are then high fired in the kiln which makes them extremely durable and dishwasher safe. The combination of multiple glazes allows them to bleed and bubble through each other in the kiln creating stunning patterns that are truly one of a kind. The photos do not do them justice. Ceremony Bowls Set 1 The bowls in this set are all 550mls in volume and are $55 each or $350 for the set of 7 (plus postage) Ceremony Bowls Set 2 The bowls in this set are all 150mls in volume and are $35 each or $350 for the set of 11 (plus postage) Ceremony Bowls Set 3 The bowls in this set are all 120mls in volume and are $32 each or $300 for the set of 10 (plus postage) Hit me up here if you need any further info. Cheers Sillysyban.
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    Hi and apologies for the rudimentary questions on varigation. Ive been growing a little while and was yet to see any varigation. Are these treshicchii indeed varigated? I didnt separate these and replant together. They were plucked out together from the seedling tray and stuck in this pot, so is it viral or something?The other 20-30 odd show no such colouring. As a genetic mutation the odds seem far too great to have 4 in a group?? They have been growing a little ecspecially of late and seem quite healthy.
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    I have some success reducing indoor pests by putting plants outside in the wind for the day ( But caapi might not be so easy to move.) Ive thought about getting a few little usb fans to make life less cosy.
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    Top Bar Kenyan Hive.
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    I seen a basic evap water setup at my local bee keeping supplier - they had it feeding the veggie patch. Next time I go back im going to have to have a better look. I would imagine while only crude evap is used being for plants, the same concept then fed through a filter would do the trick. even a UV light to kill any bacteria.
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    Look like cubes to me but I'm no expert. The blue staining is a give away. Found a few up gympie way.
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    My thoughts exactly. Hard to tell from one pic without units of measurement. Spine length looks (to my eye) more like sausage than TPM. Could be a hybrid of the two? Or just a hoax?
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    Nice plant whatever it is mate
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    Looks very similar to one i have
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    is it green? Sounds like it's treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA). generally considered safe in contact with soil, pollutants more mobile in acidic soil. High risk of cancers and pollution with burning. CCA ash even cause localised skin cancers. I wouldn't be making a raised veggie bed out of it personally, but I doubt it is responsible for killing your eucy. Still, as Halcyon mentioned, it's a good idea to keep organic matter off the trunk of a tree Lasts much longer. Brings back memories of a certain 'eco' backpacker I stayed at where they burned treated pine in an open fireplace out the back
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    Yeah, had a great day too, thanks to everyone for putting in so much and making it such a great meet. lookin' forward to catching up with everyone again at the next
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    Awesome day with Awesome peeps. Thanks to everyone that came and the generosity was next level :). Looking forward to the next one already
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    Are they a type that 'drills' themselves into the ground. Some grass seeds have a coiled tail that spirals around when they get wet, which physically drills them downwards. Anyway it might help to pop a few upright and see if that helps them do what they need to do. My CSIRO book on butterflies lists T. triandra as a food source for a whole heap of different butterfly species. Very good for biodiversity
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    They will usually be no trouble to germinate assuming they were fully ripe when harvested. Occasionally you have better results after around 9mth post harvest ripening. Should continue to be viable stored dry for around 5 years. Have found stands that are occasionally mown or lightly grazed to give better germination. Best is a year after fire or so.
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    Lived off the weeds for awhile - how would I describe 'weed medicine?' 'Weeds' are a great leveler medicine to embrace "otherness" that teach us to learn to accept, even appreciate not just Nature differently but at a deeper level, to see, hold and accept ourselves and 'others' in a more positive light. When you're feeling like a waste of space, like you don't belong, feelings of being useless, low self-worth, lacking acceptance etc relating to weeds as healing food and medicine is particularly nice plant medicine. When you start to see this otherwise unappreciated life force like a weed in a positive light through compassionately relating to it for your day to day healing sustenance, you kindle a new kind of compassion towards yourself and others. You start to relate to the aspects in yourself or others you typically denigrate much differently. When you feel like you don't belong, or are lacking acceptance of self or others, the weeds teach you to find that again compassionately and gently, starting small in the world around you and bringing that back into your core to nourish the aspects of yourself that are hurt and hurting and out solidify a new compassionate embrace in the world. You connect deeply with a heartier attitude towards Nature and others in the world around you. "Wouldn’t it be great if we all started to change our attitudes and broaden our ideas of belonging and accepting, of embracing our differences and trusting that wherever we (and others) are is the right place to be right now? Maybe if we do this, we’ll all gravitate to our natural heart-space..." [1] [1] https://wildflowerwalker.com/2015/09/21/weeds-maybe-nature-knows-best/ Re-wilding ourselves It's been interesting comparing gardening, where you're exerting will and control over the environment and striving for productivity, forcing your will on the Earth, to foraging where you're surrendering and becoming at one with it and it's abundant gifts. There's that power dynamic of gardening/life in general 'control' that gets super softened by living off the land for a bit and you start to embrace a nourishing oneness. I think we have way too many control freaks these days and being able to soften that is often needed... In healing, I feel giving up that need to control the Mother Earth is particularly special. Our relationship with the Earth is mirrored in our other relationships too. In foraging, you're returning to a primal state of being Mothered by the energies of the Earth which is particularly nourishing and special when you're energies are out of alignment It's been a pleasure getting to know common weeds as food, medicine and friends/allies. That said, trying to keep some balance so decreasing my reliance on the open source food which was a fun adventure and limiting it to healing allies that pop up in my garden.
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