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Hacked off a piece of my TBCM and grafted it a few days ago. Did the same to my LW crest,... hacked 2 pieces off and grafted them.

Confident that the TBCM took.

The LW crest I am not so sure off. (Don't ask me why I went ahead with hylocereus (1st time) graftstock that I might have been on the slightly dry side )

Had a look at them today,... and I'm gravitating towards positive side with one of the LW cresties.

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rearrangedpost-14443-0-05827600-1415845544_thumb.jthe buttonspost-14443-0-04493400-1415845552_thumb.j

on the glass elevator flight deck controlpost-14443-0-94366900-1415845555_thumb.jpanel

found my first bobcat perched on two cactipost-14443-0-51240200-1415850736_thumb.j

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Snow rolled in and the escobaria and some echinocereus are staying out! Amazing what they can go through. They pretty much looked like dried figs with a bunch of spines on them before the snow came.

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Winter Prep... time to sleep!! Moved them all in last night and pulled the plastic over earlier in time for a deeper freeze.

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this fella gets to stay out this year... my first test with cold hardy peru on a native opuntia base... I really should

have had this in the ground by now eh... already one freezing night past in this pic and looking tough.. tonight an even colder freeze but I put a styro cup over the tip for the night

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So yeah - wow, I really filled up the hoophouse this year. I've got to come up with a game plan for next year
to make room for a bunch of these once they're potted up ... somehow it all just sorta worked out with space

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And that's not even all my grafts!!!




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mmmm looks like a lolly pop shop! what awesome flavours too!

today i passed a lot of air x], then paused the air and replaced the airmill in my rainforest box for some slinky onespost-14443-0-45688000-1416017686_thumb.j

and put the old windmill in the cactus tank on a bulb to get air flow without making it cold,post-14443-0-55224700-1416017638_thumb.j,while it waits for 4 slinkys...

....and (if they show their ugly faces around here again)... hopefully fck those little spidermites

right up the khyber...

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wow is this cat wild ,TH?

I havent been having the best month.. I had the most awful back ache crisis, I now know that I have a 7mm slipped disk (also a smaller one), and have been in bed most of the time this month. I am even writing lying as we speak. Have taken pills by the dozens (I was even prescribed the psychoactive pregabalin (Lyrica) for the pain). I am pretty better now and starting physiotherapy tomorrow, but still have to be very careful. I still haven't full motion range and of course I cannt carry pots, especially wet heavy pots, as I shoulndnt even bend. anyways.

Not seeing the cacti as often had me in awe seeing the cacti again today- wasnt able to go up on the roof for the first 2 weeks. Once again I see that cacti love south mediterranean automn.. it has to be their best growing season during the year... excepting the genuses like Stenocactus that have to be protected from rain in early November tops, all cacti seem to be loving this wet weather. All my newly-rooted Myrtillocactus crests cuttings pumped and are thriving also the stenocereus crests. Some Arios were flowering at the other greenhouse I went to get some plants sold.

those trichos that I pollinated with Yowie (and I think there was one fruit from anothers day spontaneous pollination) made huge and very seedy fruits. Mandrakes are flowring and I also found some mandrake seedlings.. The "melted wax" semi-monstrosa bridgesii is fantastic, having the opportunity to see it evolve a bit.

A varied collection with lots of action is a blessing , ciao, peace!

PS: hope to be able to get some shots soon

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dang dude was gna mail u a bit ago to ask if u wr any better

wishn you healing vibes buddy

lol yes the cat was definitely wild when i rescued her from some old folk I used to help out.. when they moved into warden aided accommodation, she used to only let me go near her n follow me home , sometimes miles,

to be honest they really mistreated her and their fat dog used to rob her food so she's doubled in size (at age 12 -they think) since living with me ...

even still now she will go for a night walk if thrs hardly any folk or traffic around - lol if some does come she fks off into a bush and then i look like a dumbass calling kitty noises to a bush or lol someones car ...

and she never comes out till theyre gone , luckily I'm back whr I grew up now and most folk know me

had her 4 years now, even when I was homeless.. at the end of that period

also her fur thru the "lenz" is amaaazing ,

definitely a wicce's cat that one, knows when to be present and when to be gone , priceless : 3

... today I watered the trichos for probably the last time (this year) and sat with them reminiscing 2 and a bit years ago...maybe 3 shrug?gallery_14443_761_96990.jpgpost-14443-0-77628500-1416177911_thumb.j

oh yeah since snaking the tip of collossus :P

I figured they could do with front row seats on the sunlight and artificials and bigger pots too ...

as all the other good-assed cuttings, still creamn over this new rooted pach pup from germany ...

with any luck juul's grows that slow I may have avoided snaken it there.. idve been rlly upset had I have terribly misnaked her for a pear

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potted up some new babies

2x hulksmashers post-14443-0-54196900-1416407767_thumb.jpost-14443-0-45390100-1416407791_thumb.j

and a los gentiles from another possibly gold-dust(edit- definitely gold dust) uk cacteer :)post-14443-0-39290200-1416407795_thumb.j

with some juuls giant seedlings..post-14443-0-98130400-1416407801_thumb.j

repotted another hulksmashpost-14443-0-87654000-1416417349_thumb.j

and labelled the new arrivalspost-14443-0-41307800-1416417737_thumb.j

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i kinda thought it looked more like the iron man :)

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but its nice to see others seeing these kinda things too

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seeing some pachanoi monstrose x huancabamba with some interesting rib play going on, wishing in my heart of hearts that they turn crested

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moved tha big 1s to fullsun

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nice story on the cat!

is that a bridgesii crest monster?

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aye that

I'm tempted to name it "Il Crestardo" ... hmm it's Italian but...

"El Crestardo" kinda reads better cuz a capitol i is the same as a lower case l... lol anyway... its like ... um ...your fault dude :P

I hated crests before your influence , :D

theyre fkn stunning though,....

..so eternally grateful for sure :)

p.s. might name the other "Czubaty król "

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pretty busy with a remodeling project, although I did manage to take some pics today of the various cacti & succulents that just happened to be blooming....including....gasp! a nine rib pachanoi....heh heh

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Wow!!! Those arios are amazing! What species is that spiney one with the tiny yellow flower?

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What species is that spiney one with the tiny yellow flower?

Uebelmannia flavispina

I've an Uebelmannia pectinefera also near the same size, it flowered a bit earlier.

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Wow. Excellent photos, thanks for sharing.

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prepped a space in the tank in advancepost-14443-0-99992900-1417229993_thumb.j

potted on some echinopsis hybrids

and some baby trichos

heres one of empost-14443-0-46593900-1417248405_thumb.j

gave a cactus to a an engineer who noticed the collection... and liked it

traded our last cow today for some magick beans and started preppost-14443-0-43702600-1417319947_thumb.jpost-14443-0-86948700-1417319959_thumb.jpost-14443-0-51984600-1417319983_thumb.j

into the microwavepost-14443-0-34851100-1417320009_thumb.j

for 10 minspost-14443-0-99113400-1417320022_thumb.j

drive the chevy to the levy when countdown hits 2 minutes remainingpost-14443-0-16262200-1417320041_thumb.j

cuz the levy was drypost-14443-0-89930100-1417320637_thumb.jpost-14443-0-89930100-1417320637_thumb.j

rehydratedpost-14443-0-70306500-1417320667_thumb.jpost-14443-0-70306500-1417320667_thumb.j

let them cool off (for about 2 cups of tea)post-14443-0-73641800-1417320683_thumb.j

just to make surepost-14443-0-57974800-1417320699_thumb.jjust prior to sprinkling..

added magick beanspost-14443-0-99446300-1417320711_thumb.j

wrapped with cling filmpost-14443-0-93655300-1417320726_thumb.j

gas mark 6 for a few monthspost-14443-0-17812800-1417320739_thumb.j

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hey zelly you like the arios dn ya?

I found this site and it reminded me of your monster

http://www.karel-rys.cz/setlang.php?lng=en

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added a bridgesii monstruose melted wax (thank you those who taught me its real name) - mmmmm

to the collection today ...post-14443-0-53296700-1417437260_thumb.j

toothbrushed a few spines here and there...

I'm sure it's abnormally warm and dry for december... (16.8C) which means having completed all the work necc for today already....

that I have some sneaky bonus cactus gazing time to be farken awff to... :wink:

yibbada yibbada *kisses an elvis fish n throws it back*

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sowed some more magick beans

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room for the reload too post-14443-0-82514300-1417595616_thumb.j

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I finished work and ran around my plants in the rain throwing blood and bone and dynamic lifter pellets in their pots. And some old longnecks of two month old urine (my toilet was busted couldn't be arsed walking outside at nighttime, yeah I know I'm a dero) that I'd forgotten about into all my cacti posts, I thought why not.

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I also Mourned the loss of an old ariocarpus that I bought but hadn't given the required attention from transition from indoor grown to outdoor grown bu lt anyways I'm over it now.

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I finished work and ran around my plants in the rain throwing blood and bone and dynamic lifter pellets in their pots. And some old longnecks of two month old urine (my toilet was busted couldn't be arsed walking outside at nighttime, yeah I know I'm a dero) that I'd forgotten about into all my cacti posts, I thought why not.

that urine was diluted huh.....?.....can burn otherwise I think....I over did it on my guava seedlings... a diluted mix 90% H2O, few weeks old....next day the leafs were all shrivelled & dry...hope they revive...flushed their pots with water...but the cacti seedlings may take a little longer to show signs of burning...maybe my piss is super strength lol..........never had the issue with blood & bone...may return to using it...urine 's a bit risky me thinks..

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tobacco datura and brugs seem to like a drop of the pure more

... and the odd yellowing/pupping cacti about thrice diluted then thrice diluted again :innocent_n:

its not as if there are enough nitrosomonas and nitrobacter to deal with a colossal dump of ammonia to break down to nitrite/nitrate without assistance and even then....

forcing the plants to do it can definitely slow them down too

but i often wonder how it may ride with acacias .. and other pee i mean pea family :devil:

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