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My first cacti grafts worked. Pretty happy with that. Thanks Wert.

One looks like its flowering and the other multiplying after twoish months.

What did i do today. Looked at them and smiled.

Congratulations mate.

Watching them grow is priceless.

Now... do some more.

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Few shots from my garden .. lovin the sunshine today ..

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Adopted a beautiful bridgesii, and put him in the corner!

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Cacti multiply like rabbits!

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Adopted a beautiful bridgesii, and put him in the corner!

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Cacti multiply like rabbits!

You might want to take them out of the corner into an area that receives more sunlight

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They get about 2 hours direct per day. No worries, just gradually getting them to full sun. Some coming out of hybernation , others wintered under shade cloth. That bridgesii has lived forever in a hothouse. Planning full sun buy may 1.

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set up some cacticles in the "bay area" :3 ..still much to do :)

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oh yeah , i added a really nice lima clone from a different cactical Netherlander

- amagads its so sexay!

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Got home from late from work the other night.

Spotted this little fecker on a astro lotusland graft.

Suffice to say he lived minutes after tucking into the flower.

I bloody hate snails and slugs!!

And green caterpillars!! On other plants!

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Cheers b

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Some new plants arrived from a nursery in Germany this week. Turbinicarpus schwarzii, Epithelantha micromeris , that one, unusually for this species had a pup, and was a freebie from the nursery. Thelocactus lausseri, Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus, and a tiny but expensive Aztekium ritteri on its own roots - maybe I am being optimistic buying that at my age. All in good shape with spines in good condition, but totally pot bound in tiny plastic pots.

So first job was a repot into terracotta pots and my standard Mexican desert compost. And although they came from a professional cactus nursery they will be in quarantine while they get acclimated to the Spanish sun.

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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus is an amazing cactus.. where did you get this from?

I was trying to get one for some friend but could find any.

kakteen plaap germany? that's where I got mine but they dont have it all the time

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That came from a company called Ars-kakteen.

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Today I repotted my battered looking Astrophytum myriostigma var. nudum var. quadricostata.  Grown from seed traded in 2013 it has grown slowly for an Astro  - that is a 4" pot.  It developed a growth line a couple of winters ago which is still prominent.  Has never flowered - I am interested to see how long it retains its four ribs - they tend to revert to the more usual five rib format in time.

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Yesterday: Repotted my two established Pedros which were extremely rootbound from 5 years in the same pot. Used a mix with lots of manure and compost and added some perlite and gravel. The rich soil might have been a poor decision, but we'll see.

 

Today: Inoculated most of my plants with a microbe product - hxxp://www.plant-success.com/product/great-white/ - and watered. They'd better be happy, they dribbled poopy water all over my deck!

 

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Those two pedros from yesterday were softer when i planted them but are postively turgid now.

 

Today I upgraded a few of my pereskiopsis stocks to 'mother' status. Not sure what to do with the rest. The propagator is starting to get full.

 

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Only one thing to do, get another propagator!

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If it runs for another week without trying to catch on fire again, I'll post a build log.

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finally finished the cactical ops - for now ... #]

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- that took the living piss to unpack ..

 

i still dnno what to do with the one my mate snapped ... the bladdie barstid ... maybe i should take my own advice and graft it to repair it like i did the yowie - wish i had the option with the poor bridgesii 'tig'

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Received a few cuts and some seeds from a former member today.

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It has to be almost spring again yeah?

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^^^Boultwood is a bloody great clone.... you wont be disappointed mate! Well done

Mine grows like a weed and there is something very alluring about it. 

Definitely one of my top couple of favorites.  

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Thanks for the vote of confidence master B

I hadnt really heard much about this clone until it was offered to me recently. i cant wait till next spring when i see some new groth. It should look real nice

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finally finished the cactical ops - for now ... #]

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- that took the living piss to unpack ..

 

i still dnno what to do with the one my mate snapped ... the bladdie barstid ... maybe i should take my own advice and graft it to repair it like i did the yowie - wish i had the option with the poor bridgesii 'tig'

you need a bic lighter for scale ;)

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ahaa so the name hulk is already in use ... I'll bet that's a scorching scop too !

 

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just emptied 3 litre bottles of tomato food in about 30 trichos to celebrate the Tricho season kicking off...

- sulphured some victims ...

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