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  1. holymountain

    Help with Acacia Seedlings - Acuminata and Courtii

    Well just an update... I spoke with the local nursery here and was recommended copper sulfate as an anti fungal treatment. They guy who runs it is pretty knowledgeable about growing acacia so I applied it to the plants - it is hard to say if it helped, certainly the ones that were already droopy did not recover - but they were probably too far gone. Many others are seeming to thrive - but they looked like they were thriving anyway so who knows. I've always ended up losing lots of seedlings out of batches of seed I've planted, so I guess it's just the way it goes. But here's some pics of previous success stories of acuminata - these ones are around 13 months old and looking pretty good if I do say so myself. Of course, the praying mantis love them. Hopefully this new lot of seedlings can match them one day. Keep growing everyone!
  2. holymountain

    Help with Acacia Seedlings - Acuminata and Courtii

    Thanks Glaukus, we definitely get curly grubs here, found a bunch in the compost the other day, but just checked some of the seedlings pots and nothing in there. Soil wasn't wet either which I thought might be an issue.
  3. Hi These acacia seedlings are about three months old. Mix of courtii and acuminata. Great germination rates and all looking good until a few of them mysteriously started to wilt and shrivel and have since died off (and removed). I'm used to losing a few throughout the growing process but these were looking great and can't help but think they should have survived if I'd done something different. Also concerned it may happen to the rest of the seedlings. Any ideas? I'm in Central Australia so it's been nice and warm. They get morning sun and are watered a very tiny bit each day and misted a bit in the afternoon if it's particularly hot. Cheers!
  4. holymountain

    N. rustica seeds - Giveaway

    Would love some if you still have them left. Will also send a PM. Cheers!
  5. holymountain

    my new ethno garden

    Cappi and acacia didn't make it unfortunately, bit tough for them - everything was pretty much left on its own to survive the whole time as I moved interstate. Cactus were left alone - no special soil or fertilisers, I did manage the occasional pruning here and there and managed to collect seeds the last two years - no idea who pollinated who - but they've been viable and growing into nice little seedlings. Actually, if roughly five or six people wanted a mixed lot of seeds just send a PM and I'll send some out free.
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    my new ethno garden

    Not sure why, but I thought I'd go back in time and find this old thread I started. When I read the last post by Shoomey Goodness' I realised I had to make some updates. Well believe it or not, it's nearly been ten years. So, shroomey goodness and everyone else, here's what things look like ten years later (and after two years of drought and no rain). I'd do it all over again if I could. Big thanks to everyone from back in the day who helped a newbie out with a cutting or two. I hope I've given back in some way. P.S Any id's would be appreciated. I lost that info a long time ago.
  7. holymountain

    Darwin NT members?

    Not sure about Darwin, but might know one or two around Central Australia. I'll be in touch.
  8. holymountain

    Acacia talk.

    Fantastic talk, need more voices like this one. Well done.
  9. holymountain

    PC Pach

    They should be okay, just leave them out to dry a bit before planting. The mold often occurs from the plants perspiring in their postal packaging, making things moist. Leave them somewhere dry with fresh air and they will be fine. I guess if the green flesh turns black and goes soft then you'll probably have to chop the rotting part off, but it looks unlikely that that will happen. It does look like PC as well.
  10. holymountain

    Books for sale

    Hey, great books, I'd take the issues of the Entheogen Review if they are still around. Cheers. PM'd.
  11. holymountain

    Giveaway - bulk rue seeds

    Nice one Alchemica. I'm deeply grateful for the corroboree community I've been a part of. It's been life changing that's for sure. I'm grateful for the friends I've made, the knowledge I've gained and most of all for the sharing and caring spirit that goes on here. Man, the original Oberon camping trip, what a gift that was! When I first started out I had little to give but much to learn, now it's nice to be on the other end and being able to gift things onwards is just as joyous as it is to have things given. There's no other community I know of where the spirit of giving and sharing is so central. I'm also grateful for nature and it's wonders. I love how you can take a cutting of something, share it with someone else and then see the plant you took the cutting from grow even bigger as a result. Cheers.
  12. If you got the spare cash, I can't recommend the books from http://scarletimprint.com/ enough. Fantastic independent publishers who are doing great work bringing old traditions to light and not afraid to criticise and reevaluate traditions. Here is an excerpt from one of their titles 'Apocalyptic Witchcraft', it's a manifesto of sorts but it really resonates with the times we find ourselves in. If the land is poisoned then witchcraft must respond. It is not our way of life, it is life itself which is under threat. Witchcraft is our intimate connection to the web of life. We are Witchcraft. Our World has forever changed. The trodden paths no longer correspond. Witchcraft thrives in this liminal, lunar, trackless realm. We are storm, fire and flood. We will not be denied. Witchcraft is the recourse of the dispossessed, the powerless, the hungry and the abused. It gives heart and tongue to stones and tress. It wears the rough skin of beasts. It turns on a civilisation that knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. If you have no price you cannot be bought. If you do not want you cannot be bribed. If you are not frightened you cannot be controlled. Witchcraft is folk magic, the magic of the people and for the people. We call an end to the pretence of respectability. We will not disarm ourselves. The War is upon us. Choose then to become a Mask. Those with nothing left to lose will dare all. There is one Witchcraft under many names. There is one Grand Sabbat on one mountain. There are many ways to fly. There is no witness present at the Sabbat. Witchcraft is a force, not an order. Witchcraft is rhizomatic, not hierarchic. Witchcraft defies organisation, not meaning. We simply bear the marks. Witchcraft is power and possesses this in ekstasis, sex and ordeal. Witchcraft is unbridled sexuality. In witchcraft it is the woman who initiates. We challenge man to be the equal of this woman. Witchcraft is the art of inversion. Witchcraft is the beaut which is terror. Witchcraft is a myth, which drawing on the past, clothes itself in the symbols of (its) time. Witchcraft does not mistake myths for history, it harnesses them to transform the future. Witchcraft knows the ground upon which it stands. Witchcraft honours the spirits. Witchcraft enchants for the lost. Witchcraft will not forget. Witchcraft embodies our ancestors and saints, they carry us with them. To Her is offered the blood, to use the care of the ask and bones. The example we follow is our own. The practice of witchcraft is one of revolution and of the power of woman. The Goddess who speaks through us is known among men as Babalon. Witchcraft concerns itself with mystery. Through the gates of mystery we come to knowledge. Knowledge enters us through the body. The highest form of this knowledge is Love. Every drop of blood is sacrificed to the grail. Love cannot be bought with any other coin. We seek and drink this wine together. Will is finite, passion infinitely renewed. Witchcraft is present, its is ensanguined and vivified. Witchcraft is prescient, it gazes on the future. Witchcraft is oracular, it will not hold its tongue. Our time has come.
  13. holymountain

    Oberon sub zero camp

    just wanted to say that my heart sings this time of year... though I'm up here in the dry, dry desert my thoughts always return to oberon when things cool off. glad to see the annual pilgrimage is still taking place and glad to see many of the forefathers who went on the original camp are still going along. damn, i really, really miss that place. have a great time everyone, look after each other and the land and watch out for the gnomes, goblins and reindeers that pop up from time to time.
  14. holymountain

    Happy birthday incognito

    Bit late sorry but happy birthday buddy!
  15. holymountain

    Need a new job - any ideas

    Just relocated to alice springs and left behind a stressful, corporate job that required me to give most of my time and energy to something I didn't care about one bit. Have been looking at disability support roles here as there seems to be lots of them and even the thought of doing it gets me emotional, so I'd imagine its a very rewarding job. Here's to no longer contributing to the big machine and doing something useful for others!