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  1. Hi everyone, I study Horticulture at Burnley, and have been ferreting away any freebies I could get my mitts on, because FREE THINGS. Unfortunately my yard is very modest, and everything has to be kept in pots, so there is little sense in taking tree seedlings/larger plants home. This is where you come in though! You take the things. 2x Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) seedlings 1x Eucalyptus regnans (Mountain Ash). Personally propagated from seed: 3x Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) 1x Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum) These four have a little bit of discolouration from frost damage, but should come along nicely in the warm weather we're starting to get. These probably need potting up soon, but should be ready to put in the ground by summer. 2x Dahlia imperialis 30cm canes These suckers grow 3m metres tall in a season, and flower in autumn. They are said to have edible leaves, but I'm told they're not that palatable. You can layer them horizontally or vertically, and they will shoot from the node(s). For division: Stylidium (species unknown). I have about six of these densely crammed in a pot, and I think they could do with some separation. If you wanted a couple, they're yours. Everything has been hardened off. Available pick up from Carlton North, Melbourne only. If you want to take them all, or to pick and choose, let me know. Cheers!
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    Hey all, Two years ago I came across some beautiful Drosera spatulata, and brought them home to live with me and be my friends. They survived the move from the wild to captivity rather well, but a blundering and rather large-booted firefighter put an end to it all when he stepped on their home and its glass shattered everywhere. I tried to salvage the situation but to no avail. Does anyone in Melbourne/Victoria grow native sundews, and do you have seed or plants which I could buy from you or trade w you for? I miss my spatulatas!
  3. There's talk going on over at the shroomery atm that a user in the Hunting and Identification forum, whilst saving a turtle, may have stumbled upon some Pan cyans in the Yarra Ranges. If this is the case, YAY victoria and global warming! Anyone on here ever found any pan cyans in southern vic, during this time of year?
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    Went Grocery Shopping in the Forest

    Only two bags? I came back with 8, and pickled a whole jar of Lactarius.
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    blue columnar id please

    O_o Hello good lookin', where you been all my life?
  6. Does anyone sift their potting mix?
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    Hot chili pepper seeds giveaway!

    Boop, here I am!
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    Australia post

    I KNOW, right? And they don't fucking tell anyone. I heard there's an amnesty on your 60c stamps, but seeing the post office sprang this hike on us, SO HOW DO WE EVEN KNOW WHEN THE AMNESTY ENDS? God, I'm so angry I could ragequ-
  9. Hey everyone, I picked up a few macadamia nuts whilst near Main Arm last year for Bluesfest, and upon arriving home I threw two into gardening pots, not expecting much of anything. To my great surprise, one of them took off and I now have a foot high macadamia plant growing in my collection. Given that maccas prefer sub-tropical climates and are native to northern NSW and QLD, can I ever (10 years from now) expect anything from this plant, and will it tolerate Melbourne's chilly winters and frost? Wikipedia states: "Macadamias prefer fertile, well-drained soils, a rainfall of 1,000–2,000 mm, and temperatures not falling below 10°C (although once established, they can withstand light frosts), with an optimum temperature of 25 °C," but I don't necessarily regard Wikipedia's word as law. My one nut (ha!) took off some time after spending winter on the surface of soil in my garden, and by summer's end, was demanding to be noticed. Will it cope with impending winter, or should I bring little mate inside? Thanks for reading! I've attached pics because proud parent. Anyone willing to take a stab at its species? Dunno whether integrifolia or tetraphylla, or a hybrid...
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    Give it to me straight, Doc...

    Reporting back. Decided to cut because: 1. I don't really care if the plant dies, seeing it cost me nothing. 2. Cutting seemed like it would be fun. 3. I wanted to see its insides. 4. Reasons. Here's what was going on internally. Note the weird yellow discolouration where it looks like maybe a spine or something had pierced the flesh. You'll also see the site of infection, and is that bruising or was it starting to spread? It looks like the kernel, the... middle thing, was turning black. Is this rot, or typical as it leads to roots? Lastly, a cross-section of the in-fection. Shits nasty. Anyway, whether it lives or dies, I cut a cactus open and then licked it, because idiot. What you see above is all discards.
  11. Do I need to cut? (Fucking ikea! They've grown it in a tiny pot and it has gotten root bound, then pulled it and repotted it with soil and stone at the bottom, and heaps of soil around the top which they've grown moss in. Because moss and cacti go SO WELL together. ikea is where cacti go to die.) I noticed a tear in the whitened skin, so I pulled it back and there was a hole with... Well, here 'tis.
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    Give it to me straight, Doc...

    Hey EvilGenius, excuse my noobage, but what antibiotics would I treat cacti with? Didn't even know this was a thing! Also, can you explain 'hard to cut without causing holes'? Where would holes from from? Fucking, two days in a row I'll be going to nurseries. No time for other projects now!
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    This section needs a "show wild finds" thread

    If you can identify the species of tree, would be great. Either way, PMing you.
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    Ridiculously hot chili growing info

    Any of the top five hottest have heat AND flavour? Everyone raves about the burn, but TBH I don't even find Habaneros that exciting, flavourwise, and their heat is weak.
  15. Excuse my naivety, but where do manufacturers even source their soil/mix? On the edge of a rainforest that's being cut down? From beside a crack den? I seriously need a sifter at the moment, but think it's a crime to have to fork out money so you can have a halfway better mix. (Also I need the perlite spread all over the backyard, that came open when the bag decayed...)
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    This section needs a "show wild finds" thread

    I keep coming back to these images. I would give an arm and a leg to find this on one of my hunts!
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    New study shows picking is addictive

    Was the research peer reviewed?
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    Macadamia in Melbourne - tolerance?

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    The Book of Fungi has me all buttery

    O_O it looks like a Collins guide. I'm sorry, but I have to insist upon my book's superiority Zen, because I'm a jerk. How many species 'feature'?
  20. So I was at my local bookstore when I happened upon this book: When I opened it, I was delighted to see that it was beautifully laid out, had some sexy porn, and was just, overall, awesome. It's a hardcover and $60 AUD, and because it's not a field guide (too heavy, and geographically everywhere) it might not interest some, but I wanted to say to people LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL THING because it is a beautiful thing about beautiful things and this is the best birthday present I've bought myself ever. You can look inside the book on Amazon (but don't buy from those bastards). You may now gush in the comments, or proceed on with your forumings. I just wanted to show off my new partner...
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    Panaeleous cyanescens in victoria??!

    Yeah, I just don't know what it is, but I'm finding this exciting. I agree, I don't think he'd lie about where he found them, especially because it would involve making up a huge story about a turtle. And lying about turtles is not okay. My friends in Hobart yesterday were snowmen and women, so you know Melbourne will put on a good show soon after.
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    Post your track of the day

    Fuck my life. Brimful of Asha, by Cornershop
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    Pic 20140430 0001

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    Post a random picture thread

    Proposed Perth Opera House, or 'whale carcass'.