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  1. Gimli

    eBay/Gumtree finds

    Let's get a "ebay/gumtree finds" thread for stuff you find and want to share with others. I'll start.... Is this worth the money that is being asked? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CRESTED-Trichocereus-Bridgesii-Monstrose-VERY-RARE-button-cactus-lophophora-/281573639607?pt=AU_Plants_Seeds_Bulbs&hash=item418f18c5b7
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    Meet up: Perth

    Not required but I do encourage people to share
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    Bursera graveolens anyone?

    I've been looking for years and I will do naughty things to acquire this for essential oil production in Australia
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    N tabacum seeds

    Looking to buy or trade for some Nicotiana tabacum seeds in the following classifications: Burley Cigar filler Cigar wrapper If you don't know the variety of your seeds, please don't bother to reply Thanks
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    N tabacum seeds

    Sent you a PM
  6. Seed pods are starting to appear on our plantation trees and I have bags on the way so I can save a bloody tonne of seed. I will start off with 10 lots, but I have no doubt there will be enough to do many more mailouts. Thread will be updated when seed are ready to go into a big red box with auspost written on it. It will be a giveaway, but if anyone feels generous enough to want to send some tricho seeds in return - I will be more than happy to accept Post to AUS only. And go!
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    eBay/Gumtree finds

    La Paz. Rare. I sure hope someone got fired for that blunder https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Trichocereus-bridgesii-La-paz-seedling-rare-cactus/383134527042?hash=item593498ee42:g:yugAAOSwKFpdbhR6&frcectupt=true
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    Acacia acuminata seed giveaway

    Looking for photos of plants grown from this seed If you have some, please upload in high res only Thanks
  9. Welcome to the second installment of Acacia acuminata broad phyllode seed giveaway! Half of the seed will be collected from my sandalwood plantation and the other half from another stand of jam trees, approx 80-90km away. I will send 5g of seed to every person who posts below. Seed will be sent out around early jan Only for members in Australia. I do not post internationally. All you have to do is post below Happy (belated) wattle day!
  10. Looking for photos of plants grown from this seed If you have some, please upload in high res only Thanks
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    What did you do in your sacred garden today?

    Haven't been on here for a while Recently sown a bunch of seeds Acacia courtii Acacia phlebophylla Phyllodium pulchellum (unknown amount, will post in the specific thread with my results and grievances) Mimosa hostilis Some native citrus and other bush tucker Recently setup 4 new bee hives, including a flow super (turn tap for honey extraction). This should be an interesting design to play with, truly innovative Managed to get another Santalum acuminatum (quandong) to germinate! Super happy about this as they are tricky compared to Santalum spicatum (WA Sandalwood). Plan to clear a bunch of cacti to make way for the quandong and its host. Also plan to setup a small side business working with WA Sandalwood, supply of seedlings with and without hosts and then moving onto site visits for consultations, possibly site prep Sprinkled a bunch of Papaver somniferum seeds around the yard and now have a bunch of sprouts, some getting quite large. Thanks @Glaukus ! Still on the hunt for Catha edulis seed if anyone can help This year may also be the final year of the acacia acuminata seed giveaways I do
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    Meet up: Perth

    SAB MEET: Sunday 9am, September 29th, 2019 @ John MacMillan Park, Kent St, Victoria Park - SAVE THE DATE! See above for circled spot on map These are the items I'll have for giveaway: 1) Endorfinder crest (grafted) 2) Endorfinder crest (grafted) 3) TPC x Juuls crest (grafted) 4) (Peru x Juuls) x TPM crest (grafted) 5) Mongy/Mongoloid cutting 6) Mimosa Hostilis seedlings (up to 6) @Bush Turkey @mr b.caapi @LikeAshesWeFade @Uda @oneirophonics @oxydiser @prandz @Sol @gnosticgnome @thegreenriviera @totemgoat @87_botanist @migraineur @Idon'tstudydinosaurs @chilli @moon_unit @Martyh64 @Pie'oh'Pah @Cockyboy @Mapacho @5ht2a @cbruce333
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    eBay/Gumtree finds

    I (and many others) would love proof of that claim. MUB is somewhat unhinged so could be bullshit too
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    wtb TBM long form

    Was that the 2 auctions on ebay a while back ? Wasn't true long form, 100%
  15. Stopped off on the way home from a plantation to check out these beauties...
  16. All the specimens I've seen in the wild are nowhere near Acacia acuminata, or any Acacia spp for that matter It is a obligate root hemiparasitic plant. Experimentation is needed to determine what the requirements are for a good host given the species in a 100ft radius are from various FAMILY including Myrtaceae, Asphodelaceae, Proteaceae and more
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    Perth Beekeepers

    Hey guys, Just seeing if there are any beeks in Perth within the ranks? Just getting into it and looking to make friends. A bee friend took me to do hive inspections recently and was instantly hooked! Picking up all the gear to put together a hive this weekend and then hopefully a mate can sort me out with a nuc hive to get it going. Getting a full depth 8 frame for brood and a 8 frame wsp as a super. So much to learn. Sitting here eating freshly harvested comb while watching videos and reading
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Defqon should move interstate. Assuming still at usual venue, would fly over a day earlier for a meet if someone puts one together
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    Meet up: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

    Flying over for Defqon in Sept. Will there be a spring meet? Would love to put some names to faces
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    Meet up: Perth

    Good little gathering today. Plants, seeds and other goodies shared around with love Until next time Cheers
  21. I posted this in the facebook group before but also here... My order from Chavin Herbalists finally arrived. What a saga that was: Original order was made/paid for on 6/4/18 and shipped around 23-24/4/18 via standard mail. After 4 months of waiting I requested the package be re-shipped express. Sent via EMS, it arrived in 18 days. The express package was missing 2 packets from the original order but I was only told that I would be 1 packet short. I received 3 packets that I didn't order as an olive branch. This is my experience with Huan Shuma and the South American mail system. My advice would be to get express shipping - it isn't cheap but at least you will get your seeds in a timely manner. The communication from Huan was pretty average. I've also had mail from EU and US in under 14 days via standard mail but something from South America (Peru) takes 4 months? On par with the Italian mail system, which is an absolute joke. I've also had no letter from customs saying a package has been intercepted for destruction, so? Anyway, if you are making an order from CH, beware things might not go smoothly
  22. Was asked to do a write-up on "Slab Grafting" cacti as there is not one here nor much info online (even though the name pretty much speaks for itself). This style of grafting is a good way of really bumping up your numbers of a particular scion with only a small amount of material and gives great results. This is the grafting stock I'll be using. I now prefer straight cuts but in the past I used to bevel the stock before placing the scion This is the scion I'll slab Cut the material into slices, as thick or as thin as you want Then cut the piece in half Line up the now vascular line with the ring of the stock and hold it down by whatever means of pressure you prefer This was actually done a few weeks ago, not the scion above but you get the idea. TPM x Scop starting to pup Play around with the method. You could cut the piece into quarters so it goes further