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  1. Some seeds to giveaway acacia sp - Burkittii - obtusifolia - oldfeldii - jibberdensis others - mimosa pudica - datura tartula - hylocereus undatus - white bullet habanero - salvia hispanica - paulownia tormentosa one person will receive all the seeds. To enter, post a succesive number, ie if the person above you has posted number 1 then you are number 2 and so on, succesive numbers....... Open to anyone, Australian and worldwide postage - small padded bag only, declared as 'seeds' if you have other postage methods in mind then dont enter. Recipient will be drawn by a random number generator in 7 days, 23/10. These seeds are a couple years old so germ rates may be low. This giveaway is for new people establishing their gardens. People looking to score free trade items and established growers please do not enter.
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    Complete List of Trichocereus Clones

    There is SA ss 1 and SA ss 2 some people call SA ss 2 a validus this summer i will have all the aus plants that are called validus dna tested, using the fields shed plant as the control, this may determine what is a validus and what isnt.
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    Complete List of Trichocereus Clones

    Helon is not super pedro, its a scop/cordo hybrid with monstose traits, this sets this plant apart from scops and super pedro, both of which usually dont have mostrose traits. The only cordo i know of in aus with mostrose traits is wolunda monster pedro. i can trace the Helon (with records) plant back to 1975, can this be done with wolunda monster pedro...... We named Helon, Helon for various reasons and with the spelling Helon so there is no confusion with the US bridgesii clone Helen. Hulk is another distinct scop type, if you have this clone then you know its different than a normal scop or a cordobensis. very important when finding old plants that the history is established, their origins, the year planted etc...... So much valuable information can be gleaned from old gardens and their owners. facebook, forums, vendors etc...... useful in some ways but the real stories are at the old gardens. Theres many clone lists online.
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    Offers, Sales portal pro

    Looks exciting so far, it will be interesting to see how these functions work.
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    Wanted: CSD, Sharxx, SS02, Goliath

    I send cuts sucessfully to Europe and have some of the ones on your list. send me a pm if youd like.
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    ISO Caapi

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ISO im using this more n more.
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    Happy Wattle Day!

    12 minutes ago, communacacian said: How about something like this that can be monitored from afar. https://www.proschoice.com.au/moultrie-m-888i-mini-trail-camera We raise the funds to buy 4 of them or how many are needed to get a some good coverage of an area. Even the thought of them being there maybe a detterent.
  8. All gone now, thank you to the people who donated - happy viewing.
  9. Yes, instructions in the op. Cool, instructions in the op.
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    Cacti cuts

    Hello Noshiewa, i may be have the ones Galukus may not have, semd me a pm amd i can send you some pics etc.
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    Trip to the pine forest

    Defo not subs man, maybe hyphaloma sp.
  12. Thats really great Eem, THANK YOU so much for doing that.
  13. Thank you Glaukus and Cubism for the nice words. These trees are exciting to grow. interesting Glaukus that Longifolia add instead of depleating, in your experience do these two types of acacia grow close together and amongst each other in habitat? Olive is good at barking and cleaning dishes Cubism, i should make her a harness and little trailer to cart wood around.
  14. an update.............. Acacia are wonderful. Courtii - These have mostly done well, the water rats give them a bit of hassle undermining them etc, the root disturbance doesn't seem to bother them as yet, they will lean a lot though if the rats are mining under them, so i have them staked. The water rats are part of the ecology here, they airate the soil and feed the nanking kestrels and perform functions i wouldn't even know about so i can't poison them however much i may want to sometimes. The courtii leaves discolour in the drier areas in summer and in the wetter areas in winter, couple of losses in the very wet areas, overall they are a wonderful majestic and hardy tree. Longifolia / Obtusafolia hybrids - fastest growing of them all, would make great rehabilitation trees for wet area erosion - fast, hardy and robust. They have done very well in the wetter areas, couple of losses in the really wet areas and some have fallen over in high winds. Many will flower soon. I am a bit concerned they will pollinate they obtusafolia and dilute the line. Maidenii - Shoulda got more pics of these, I've grouped these trees on a couple of spots on the slope of a dam, they can handle very wet conditions in heavy clay and are doing well, they do go a nice reddish colour in winter and then return to green over summer. Slow to start but take off when they hit waist height. They tolerate low light and can handle growing in the vicinity of tall gums well. Floribunda - Second in growth rate to the longifolia hybrids though still very fast, have these planted along a boundary fence line in a very dry position in summer, lotsa rain in winter. Second pic is the first planting, now 3 years old from tube stock. They were covered in flowers again. Acuminata - When i first started planting these i concentrated the plantings on a north facing slope thats very dry in summer. This slope is home to a massive colony of water rats so there is lots of soil disturbance going on. Decided to risk a few in some wetter areas and have been surprised that they have lived and have grown well in wetter areas as well. In some of these clay/damp areas they have grown faster than some obtusafolia. be interesting to see if they will live to be 20yrs in these wet areas or if they may not cope with as they get older, especially if we have freak rainfall one winter....... The water rats mining under them on the north facing slope doest seem to bother them, Some are beginning to flower, more should flower soon. Obtusafolia - Lovely, kinda fast but slow as well, lost a couple in areas that are too wet, they tolerate the clay and the dry summer better than i thought they would, colour up nicely in winter, the red stems on the fresh growth are beautiful and glow against the green background. A couple of the larger ones flowered last year, lots more have flowers this year. Confusa - Was a bit of a gamble and some fun planting these, i had no idea really when i planted them what i was doing, i just thought i should put them somewhere where they have good drainage and can dry out in winter. North facing slope home to water rats = lotsa soil disturbance. Some have lived and are establishing them selves, I've left the wraps on them so they can warm up a bit in winter and get some moisture in summer. How they will go in the future will be interesting to watch. Phlebophyla - The first lot of these we got i was so very careful with, had them in pots for 2 years as i felt i had to get them to a decent size before 'risking' putting them in the ground. We have exposed areas of rocks which would have been nice to plant these trees in on the property but not really in areas that are practical to access, they are also exposed, i wasn't sure if they would need summer watering and if they would handle these exposed areas. Solution was to plant them in the 'garden', close to a tap so they could be watered if needed, was essential to plant them on a slope in my mind so they have very good drainage, the slope they are planted on gets full winter and summer sun for periods of the day but is protected from high winds. The oldest ones will flower for their second time year, no seeds from them as yet. The second batch of tress we got i have risked a little, planted them on the levy of a dam, a protected spot thats very clay, does dry out a lot in summer though, theres retic there, haven't had to use it. Its nice to watch them grow and the groupings starting to bush up creating homes and food for lotsa things. Starting this years plantings...... Ive found for the conditions here its best to pot up the tube stock when i get them and keep them in the shade house and grow them to waist/chest high for 6+ months and then plant them out in autumn after the first couple rains and keep planting till spring. This way I've been getting about 90% success rate compared to 60% planting strait out into the ground from tube. The tree wraps have helped heaps with warmth and moisture they also protect the base of the trees from rabbits. Im up to my third use on some of them, the wraps last but the stakes do rot off at soil level and need to be replaced after a year or two. Visited phlebophyla in habitat a couple months ago the trees were coming to flower, bout 6 weeks in front of the ones here, i took only memories and pics.
  15. Hello. Ive some subaeruginosa prints on foil for microscopy only. Happy to send you how many prints youd like if you donate $5 for each print to the forum hosting costs - message me a screen shot of your donation, the number of prints you have 'bought' and the addy youd like the prints sent to once you have donated your money and your print(s) will be sent promptly. Prints will be well packed but will not be sent with tracking, $1 stamp only, this being the case if for some reason your print(s) dont arrive then i wont resend, check out my trade feedback for conformation that alls good. if your after a silly amount of prints and have donated in excess of $50 to the forum then i will pay for tracking for your letter. Australia only.
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