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  1. bogfrog

    Seed swap

    They look so good!! I will definitely have pics somewhere but I recently realised I lost the chord for my hd. Once I get a new one I'll send you some parent photos. well done they look very nice
  2. Hey, so a while back I remember there being a fair amount of interest in obtaining brugmansia sanguinea seed. just wondering if this is still the case and weather it be worth keeping an eye on the ripening seed pods I noticed yesterday or not. In all my years of ethno enthusiasm I had not seen a brugmansia sanguinea producing seed until now, though there are ample specimens growing semi-wild in residential property's in my town. So yeah if you are keen let me know and assuming there isn't any major disaster I'll send some out when the pods are ready. Cheers.
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    Post a random picture thread

  4. Was walking along the edge of a huge grass covered crater of a dormant volcano with my mum and her two horses and I slipped.. Grabbed onto the edge and dug in my fingers as deeply as I could, very aware that loosing my grip would most likely entail death. Seemed like it took forever for my mum to get off her horse and help me, but she eventually did, passed me the reigns from her horse to grab onto and he pulled me up and over the edge. Then we walk further along, mum back on her horse and leading the other one behind her. Then without warning the male horse jumps up onto the female horse, squishing my mum between them. I panic and call for help, out of nowhere other people appear and help me pull mum out. I was sure her back would be broken or something serious, but she's fine, just brushes herself off and then laughs about it. Then later on I am going to visit my old landlady, she wants to show me a house bus she has for rent.. It looks like a pretty normal house bus on the outside but when I go inside, I realise its much much much bigger than it really should or could be. Flash as fuck too, two stories, massive conservatory along one side, amazing views down into a forested gully which extends for miles. She tells me I can rent it for $60 a week. ..Wake up really wanting to live in a house bus
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    Bog's Garden ~ 2.0

    Thought it be time for another garden grow log.. I have since moved homes and now live in a little oasis. Today the sun was shining brightly so I got sowing cacti seeds and tending some of the plants. This is the beginning. I'll post here as the garden slowly develops, still have many plants hibernating with friends and family, but since I feel like I have my gardener-self coming back into season, I'll start here. Planted some: Macrogonus OP from Ethy Macrogunus OP (secret garden) from Olive Sausage OP (secret garden) from Olive Goliath OP (secret garden) from Olive Macrogonus x Juuls from Thunderhorse Validus x Peruvianus from Thunderhorse Roseii #1 OP from Ethy Validus (alpine garden society) from Thunderhorse. Then sat the trays out on the table to get a good initial sun-burst: Watered bonsai, got this one at the front for my birthday, been bringing it out during the day for fresh air and sun and inside in the evenings, seems happy enough but I'm being careful as was told they are sensitive. Can't remember the botanical name ..might be a ficus. Think it is. The other one is some very hardy kind of conifer: Added more worm castings to the vege tray at the back, watered what was already out here and then titoou'd about moving some of the braver indoor plants out into the world. The conifer in green ceramic pot is a Tsuga, then there's a clymacen, trichodaemeia, pedro, candicans, haworthia, crassulla 'Fawlty Towers' from CC, and what I'm pretty sure is an acacia maidenii...and bulbs and kale and silver beet chilling at the far right. Then added sedum crest, some juuls x peruvianus in 4 singular black pots at left, a macrogonus in circular geen pot in middle, then some huarazensis x puquiensis from nitrogen in the two black 6 packs, then newly repotted variegated pachanoi crest. Then some of the indoor stuff My 1st graft bottom left corner, ariocarpus retusus in centre bottom, two ariocarpus fissuratus in pot together, in small bonsai dish in right bottom corner is 4 ariocarpus types, fissuratus, kotschoubeyanus, kotschoubeyanus v. Elephantidens, ariocarpus hybrid..can't remember what. Further back on the left are some more nitrogen seedlings waiting to be repotted, ayacucho x huarazensis and behind them puquiensis x scopulicola. Behind that is 4 op bridgesii 'alko' and next to them is a TPM x TPQC from nitrogen on a pere. Midrange there's a grafted aztekium ritterii, ariocarpus brovanus on pere, singular will, then tucked over in the far left corner is a pelecephora aselliaformis and a teeny tin TPM x TPQC crest and some kanna cuttings. Will show my crests tomorrow they are mealy-bugged atm.. Oh the shame. Will hop to it now. Thanks for looking, happy spring preparations to all
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    Bog's Garden ~ 2.0

    A lil update... Gardens been displaced once more except this time I have moved islands! Have brought some stuff with me but the major focus this year was raising stuff from seed with my plant-loving bf. We have produced around 700 seedlings this season (...*gulp*) and I've been working on the pereskiopsis grafts, got up to about the 70~80 mark now (yay for pere) Haven't taken photos of everything yet but this will give a glimpse! Some sharxx blue x TPM grafts My first row of graduates (from the moisture chamber) ..these lil guys were gifted some jasper topping stones to mark their progression into the real world of sunlight and inconsistent humidity. And this ain't my plant but dang, I have gotten to know it very well taking around 100 clones from it in the last few months... This is not something you see everyday!!! Or in my case - ever before! Pere in bloom today Crests are going nicely.. ... Bog is still winning at life And a final LOL @ this guy... bridgesii 'Anna' x Roseii 1
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    Post your word of the moment

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    Post your word of the moment

  9. I know there are a couple members here who have written books and I was wondering if anyone could give me a few snippets of advice on how to get started. I have a brain so full of ideas it sometimes feels like it will explode, and after having a three hour long vent to my mum last night about technological entrancement, global conquest by psychopaths, thinly masked dystopian nightmares, collective manipulation, technology that (supposedly) doesn't exist yet, precognitive dreams and the power of myth, I decided I would best put all this data to use in a science fiction/fantasy novel rather than continue to terrify my loved ones with my concerns. I know this is not an easy undertaking, and I'm still not certain I have the required talent to be a decent writer, but I have always loved writing and spent a fair amount of my teens building and perpetuating literary worlds with one of my closest friends. I gave up on the idea of being a writer about 16, when my interests diverged into less wholesome avenues, but my love of language remains, and old dreams which you left down the pipeline sometimes have opportunities to spring up again ...this is one of those. Basically I have no idea where to start or how to even get the ridiculous quantity of ideas out of my head. I was hoping someone might take pity on me and point me in a certain direction. Otherwise my approach will likely be to just start creating multitudes of mind-maps on different aspects I wanna cover and then identify common themes, parallels, polarities and central pillars of importance and weave these together in new mind-maps ...and continue repeating and refining this process over and over until I can see exactly what I'm dealing with. Obviously I'm not expecting to do this overnight, if I'm gonna do it, I want to do it properly. I'm thinking this would be most likely to occur gradually over the next ten years. Any advice would be much appreciated! Cheers
  10. bogfrog

    don't cha love it when...

    Dcliw your autopilot half-sleeping brain gets you out of bed at 4am and you go sit on the couch for no apparent reason, only to awaken there confused but pleasantly surprised when your partner unexpectedly returns a day early from a long drive with 30metres of cactus to unload. And here you are ready and waiting like the psychic dogs who sit patiently by the door as they know when their person is heading home.
  11. bogfrog

    Seed swap

    Awesome!! Thanks so much
  12. bogfrog

    don't cha hate it when..

    Dchiw you wake up feeling funny (bad funny not good funny) and then gradually your most recent dream coalesces to some extent ..not enough to remember what it was about but enough to remember that you were uncontrollably bawling your eyes out in that dream and this well of saddness those perpetual dream-tears leaked from feels so close to the surface you want to cry but cannot remember why
  13. bogfrog

    Happy Birthday Hillbilly!

    Happy birthday man hope its a lovely day for you
  14. bogfrog

    Seed swap

    Cool!! If either of you ever get a chance to post pix I would love to see. Mine got given away with a moving house mish. All envelopes packed and ready to go in the mail tomorrow, thanks people ^_^
  15. Hey, anyone else growing these? (SS02 x SS01) x Lumberjack They are all coming out white and pink. Any other variegated or albino seedlings out there from this cross?
  16. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts is an amazing book, I cannot even explain how deeply it hooked me. Finishing it was like waking up from a dream which I didn't want to end.
  17. Hey man, thanks for the bump.. Well yes and no. Actually yes in a way. There has been some progress some big life changes tho too so it has been a sporadic start. What I did was got a big A4 blank art book and began making mind maps and flow charts.. Just set about getting the beginning ideas onto paper and from there used free-association to expand upon the core themes. The framework of the story began to naturally assert itself as I approached it with a open mind as well as continually referring to my feelings and instincts about where it could go. I explored a few different models of the archetypal heroic myths and then set about creating my own uhhmmm..Plot Diagram thingy.. Of how the story is due to unfold. I connected each phase of the story with an element and built a secondary layer of brainstormed ideas from the intuited thoughts on the nature of each process of transformation. Then I just kept hoarding ideas in my big book and gradually started building a couple of main characters. I am still very much in the beginning stages of actual writing, I have set out a few draft chapters but really I'm just practicing and not worrying too much about getting everything perfect as I'm more just focusing on developing the skill to accurately convey a scene which arises as a mental picture. I think the most effective approach for me has been just practicing effectively describing random scenarios in writing, they need'nt be profound or connected to your intended story, just the act of learning how to do it by doing it has been good fun and shows you where you're at. Good luck I'm by no means established but im having a try atleast, seems like a worthwhile thing to do! Another thing I found useful was reading lots of quality writing, and really digesting the way the words flow, how a scene is established. Experiencing it as completely as possible, merging with the story but also stepping back and scrutinising 'how' the author did something, assessing what worked so well about that. I guess it's developing an art of observation and keen descriptive and emotive ability. Such things are amazing to just have a play around with, engages your mind in a very unique way.
  18. bogfrog

    Seed swap

    Only home grown seed batch I've ever been a part of making.. Was a couple ..maybe 3 years back but still could have some germ
  19. bogfrog

    Cactus Collection

    Very nice my bro. A treat to see your pics again. Could you by any chance update me on your biggest Peru in the ground? It was inbetween overgrown gardens close to your old man's potting shed. ..annd your 'Quentin' monstrose bridgesii which went into the ground 3 or so years ago. Miss you, miss your garden and miss your family too, plz give yo mama and papa hugs for me. ..and this "CC's T. spp CC4171 - Apparently came from Oreocereus weberi" How did you come upon this info?
  20. bogfrog

    Chilli seeds trade

    I do! (..Have Fatalli that is) They're from last year but have been stored reasonably well and there's 12 there, should still get some germinate. I'll send them to ya if you pm an addy.... Maaaybe you could feel inclined to send me a couple of Carolina reaper seeds when you get pods later in the season? Bf wanted to grow them. I personally wouldn't cause I don't wana be growing chillies so hot I can't eat them, but hey, each to their own ;)
  21. I sowed some about a month ago, unfortunately I haven't had the greatest germination rates, or I was more tame in my seed-sprinkling than I thought but I definitely have a few I can graft once the Peres are ready
  22. There are a few things which i thought i couldnt live without, but by becoming really poor and suddenly living in a big city, i realised i can survive depravation from, atleast temperarily. Milk..coffee..cigs.. A washing machiene at my own house Perpetual solitude Complete darkness and silence while i sleep A whole house full of stuff which i rarely utilise or pay much attention to These are small steps, i still buy milk and coffee when i can ;) But eventually i believe i could forgo alot more. I am a loner and have often dreamed of retreating to the mountainous forests and builing a solo life amoung the trees.. but thats uneccesary at this time. Ideally i'd like to live in a world where money was abolished and we traded our way through daily life. I could live without being entrapped by the monetary system.
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    The Random Thread.