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Took a photo of my first Loph flower bud :)

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"Zeus" tip grafted on Stenocereus

I grafted this tip in the first few days of last June

This was about 2 months later

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Here it is today

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peruvianus, only took 10 months to get to this point, still no roots but at least we're making progress

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I am becoming an expert in greenhouse catastrophes, so much that I wonder if I would have less losses without a GH

when a GH is torn in-mid storms, the shade cloths fuck up the whole GH, becuase they get stuck in spines etc..

actually the worn out nylon in my small GH got torn., lots of storms these days...

relatively few damages, but lots of fucking up, some scarring... and all...

Saved some of the most precious to my home.

not the best begigin of the year, but what the heck, sagis are fucking optimistic

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I'm watching in horror and disappointment!!!!!

As one of my bridgesii's is eaten alive with black rot.

This happened about two days after I cleaned some scale from it with a toothbrush and hose.

I did the same treatment to a scop for no ill effect.

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Horrible black ooze..very sticky

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Top of the bridge did this termination regrow thing about 2 months ago

Now the rot is about to scar it all up Edited by Master B

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I had this happen to 3 bridgesii crests grafted to Stenocereus and I thought they're goners, however the survived and had big scares where the black rot stoke. But it turned out (just a hypothesis) that this happened in a certain time of the growing season and after that the black rot became inactive and they continued growing.

Hopefully yours will be that way as well

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that sort of oozy stuff isn't an issue, had it happen plenty of times and it goes away eventually, it'll just leave scars is all

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I am becoming an expert in greenhouse catastrophes, so much that I wonder if I would have less losses without a GH

when a GH is torn in-mid storms, the shade cloths fuck up the whole GH, becuase they get stuck in spines etc..

actually the worn out nylon in my small GH got torn., lots of storms these days...

relatively few damages, but lots of fucking up, some scarring... and all...

Saved some of the most precious to my home.

not the best begigin of the year, but what the heck, sagis are fucking optimistic

just curious, but why do you need the gh in the hot med?

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I get that kinda black goo and scaring stuff on my penis a lot.

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Master b- I'm guessing your bridge is showing you its distaste for being in a pot with gravel top dressing that is severely restricting the soil from breathing & drying out.

Suppose you were forced to live your life standing in a bucket of water....you say you hosed the plant down good to get rid of scale? Where do you suppose most of the water went?

I would not recommend any rock top dressing for bridges....unless maybe crushed rock 3-4 cm or larger.

Potted plant soils gotta breath & dry out in a timely manner & you should know bridges are highly susceptible to the black rot syndrome from too much water and or high ambient humidity.

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first attempt at pereskiopsis grafting ..... fingers crossed :)post-14757-0-38937800-1420375299_thumb.j

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Dont worry, it seems huge, but its actually at the surface//// cacti wear their scars as timeline indicators.. Skins often heal after long time and reapear green below the scars... in this particular condition....

Zelly and the other guys nailed it.. "Black rot syndrome" , I like the term, is definately dramatic sometimes in some bridgesii clones, I have seen in almost all species, but in less degree.. And I also agree on the note on pebbles, bridgesiis are the most prone to rot, even though its pretty hard to kill them.

Black rot is supposed to aggreviate in all kinds of stress (too hot and unwatered, cuttings, other mechanic stress) , but especially in very wet conditions..

Dreamwalker>>>

my first greenhouse was in slight elevation, so there are frosts there, so actually, the 1st and big GH was needed there for the cacti to stay safe and unscarred during winter... but it has proved its in a very nasty spot , wind-wise...

my 2nd greenhouse is close to my home and is not actually mine (last damage).

what a GH offers?

you can emulate a semi-tropical / semi-desert climate all year round... while most cacti stop in winter (watered or not) , the cacti in the winter GH keep growing.. You can also make cuttings all year round... actually lets say we got a 8-9 month growing period here , for cacti... with a GH you can also use those 3-4 months.. In the wet months its precious to have a warm and dry house when you can keep producing cuttings..

so its really essential to the pro, at least a small one... to keep active all year...

But yeah, given the cost and damages and repairs and all that stress, I am begining to think I am much better off with SHEDS, and only a very small greenhouse...

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what I did?

I used my new favourite tool, a toothbrush and typical biofriendly solution to rub mealies from some astrophtytums surface.. It seems to be practical with mandrake leaves too...

Cheers to the dude who proposed it, I think it was zelly, man that fucking idea saved my life.

did I mention my mandrakes are already doing their fruit?

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Just a Fruit eating, seed collecting note.

Its my 2nd season of harvesting x seed from my san p... Trichocereus pachanoi .......

Last season I harvested as soon as they cracked open, I enjoy eating cereus fruit which are sweet & succulent ...the san p...was bland & tasteless...so I thought>>

This season it took several days to get around to harvesting them...they had opened up totally like a flower...& the taste was as sweet & succulent as the cereus............

So I guess the sugars don't build up until they are well open...>3 -4 days from the initial crack/break...

makes sense for attracting birds & bats...so maybe the seed is best taken as late as possible to ensure full maturity....Although if they are outside some bird protection would be needed.

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today i checked the sowings and germinatia and gave a few cactlets a spray

wooohooo , 3 Aztekium seeds sprouted !!

one's green enough to see :3post-14443-0-95371800-1420561282_thumb.j :wub:

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hey dreamwalker I tasted one selini fruit, extremely tasty and exotic...

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yeah I collect a lot of different selenicereus sp...what ever I can get my hands on...still early days ...I reckon it will be a few years before I can enjoy their fruit, which as you say taste good...so I've read.....

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ok false alarm , the 2 green sprouts seem to be weeds post-14443-0-97084600-1420720240_thumb.j, one yellow little thing left to assume is an aztekium

today i further tore the arseholes in the clingfilm above the next generation
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and as usual, sprayed the only little pot that seems to go dry

lookn way better than this time last year so far
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even escayachensispost-14443-0-43222200-1420720457_thumb.jis sproutational =D

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tried out a new setup

from the windowspost-14443-0-31950500-1420752964_thumb.jto the walls

till the sweat drop down mah bawlz

made room for a javelin

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2 years ago I gave my cousin and few seedlings I germinated from Mel/vin's crosses from the Nook.

A lot of them grow with a strange pattern, skinny growth in the winter and fatter growth in warmer month.

What's really strange is that the ones in the pots are doing way better then those in the ground. I guess his soil is very poor for good growth.

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made room for a demon battle axe (taquimbo)

next to the room I made for the javelin xtal blade (yowie)

x] excited !

ear of corn snake , hand of gravel , make my cactus safely travel (x three)

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fakkkenhell! ok one arrived safe , just a shame it hadnt got the extra tip padding, tip only been flattened a bit and burst tho ... but the main shaft had smashed in 2 pieces like a fkn melon , FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKETY FAR~KLE FOOK

*calms down* at least its a yowie post-14443-0-75406800-1421323022_thumb.j :wub: , and not my dick even though both are VERY pretty :lol: ,

maybe it'll graft itself back to itself if I hope hard enough :(

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ok ive thought on my feet and sealed the thing with fkn vaseline , well not specifically for fkn but it can be used for that too :innocent_n: ... and applied pressure for as long as I could be arsed to stand there looking like I'm in mid flow of wanking a big cactus

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oooh you lucky barstewards those of you who've been enjoying yowie ownership ,

i think it must be love at first sight , even the spines it left in me, in the panic to fix her; dont hurt

if only id've cast that spell before it left its previous home

does anybody know how to claim expenses and damages from post companys?

I shall have to hunt the dets , fkn already had smashed-en-route package of broken plastic this week

even though it wasn my fault, it felt rough telling the seller and them bending over backwards to recompense me at their loss... shouldnt the courier be held responsible if it's packaged well enough?

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:D:D:D:D:D:D fahkken thing's like a king cobra!... with kitty whiskers :blink:

what the fahk does yowie mean anyway?

is that what somebody exclaimed when they got two prongs in the bum for the price of one? x]

and why hasnt the uk sorted out its square pots? :scratchhead:

even the ones i tried to give away to a school were returned to me so i figured I might as well use em

till I can get some more German or Italian : half decent ones

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I can't guarantee that crack/split will heal back together, but I had a bridgesii show up in the mail like that too, I am happy to report that it healed up fine, and I believe grew back together. So I'll cross my fingers for yours to be fine too.

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Just plant the tip mate - it will be better in the long run. I know it sucks when you have to turn a big sexy cutting into multiple plants, but at the moment you are taking an unnecessary gamble.

Also I'd ditch that vaseline, it's probably blocking the stomata and may cause issues.

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