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A special cactus garden (IMAGE HEAVY!!)

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Visited my friend's garden in the weekend.

He started collecting at the same time as me, about 3 years ago.

There is soo many plants in there i really couldnt capture every one, so here's what grabbed my attention.

I will try and name most things, but bear with me.

Penis pup on graft (look how the spine has curled around the pup like it's tucking it in :) )

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Mammilaria cristate & euphorbia woodii cristate

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Terscheckii x san pedro

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Trichocereus sp. from CC

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Back wall, scops

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Peru corner (Getafix, recognise that big boy on the left? :worship: )

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"Quentin" Monstrose bridgesii

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Bridgesii corner

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Monstrose corner

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Pachanoi odity

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Golden corner:

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TBM

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Variegated euphorbia lactea cristate

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Mammilaria 'Fred'

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Super blue san pedro

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Trichocereus chiloensis

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Copiapoa sp

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Larryleachia cactiformis

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Variegated scopulicola graft

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Euphorbia symmetrica

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Awesome!!

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Wooow....what a great collection! So many beauties :wub:

Can't believe your friend only started collecting three years ago!

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Amazing garden.

So much love, time and dedication.

Respect.

Thnx for sharing.

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This is pornographic in content and nature! Surely, there should have been some sort of NSFW tag or something.

I'm blushing right now.

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Thats cool as, i wish i had that many. i only started 3 years ago also.

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Awesome collection, thanks for sharing

especially like the terscheckii x pedro, and the pacanoi oddity!

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Bogfrog I will be in NZ at sometime in the not too distance future would love to come and have a look at these collections and see how you guys have nurtured my previous babies.

All the plants you guys took from me seem to be doing so well,would love to visit them in their new homes :)

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FHWAR! Thats the blue pachanoi is epic and so is that variegated scop. All in all that greenhouse just makes the mind boggle. :drool2:

Make sure you come visit the auckland contingent too when you come over Getafix.

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That garden is awesome - why isn't this guy on SAB yet? :P

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Getafix, i'm sure that could be arranged :)

CBL, nt too sure to be honest. He has an account here, but never logs in.

He's on the facebook cacti pages alot though.

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Dood, try being friends with this guy and feeling good about your collection lol.

Please take into account he is not your standard human being. Atleast 6 years of a normal collector's amount of money, time and effort were expended and crammed into 3 years of collecting by my cactus-mad-mate :P

Everything comes at a price lol.

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Alright, prepare for some mega cactus eye-candy, here are the pics from my most recent visit to this very special cactus garden.

The owner, myself and another cacti-lover went out for a day of grafting madness last weekend.

Between us there must have been close to 50 grafts achieved in the one day. It felt kinda weird somewhat decimating his lovely trichos for grafting stock, but he was adamant that his tastes had evolved and trichos werent the primary focus anymore.

But crikey, you'd have to have thick skin watching all these beautiful plants having their heads chopped off! I had to give this giant scop a big hug before he was decapitated

A couple very nice Terscheckii x san pedro (it might actually be x scop though...kinda looks more scop)

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I had to put my foot down and make sure he didnt graft onto any of these. Thankfully he listened to me!

Variegated scopulicola looking fantastic, check out those korus if you look side on in the first pic

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Some group shots

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The man himself and that big scop's head

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Mutant corner

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Bridgesii zone

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Bridgesii zone backing onto mutant corner

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Peru area (on the other side of the bridgesii zone)

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Other side of the garden, this gets a bit more shade so was good for all the grafts

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Some of the days work - it was pretty luxurious really, i was spoilt for choice, grafting astros, arios, pelecyphora, copiapoa, umbelliana and he even entrusted me with the task of grafting his seed grown aztekuim ritterii :rolleyes:

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His euphorbia collection

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Back wall, and what became of the variegated scop :o

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Soo yeh! That was a nice day spent cactus-nerding out and now i cant wait to go out and visit next time to see how many of those grafts have taken off :)

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Wow what a beautiful collection!!

Getafix

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Is this your crazy cactus-friend that you want to throttle? lol

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Lol yeah thats the one Gtarman!

I dont really wanna throttle him. He's a lovely person, and sweet company when you dont mind talkin bout cacti non-stop.. Just gets way too intense sometimes.

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Wow!

And somehow these pics are very familiar ;)

He's got quite the collection after only 3 years

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I suppose its more like 4 - 4.5 years now, but its definately a pretty impressive haul for that amount of time!

Sounds like he just got the go ahead to build another much larger greenhouse next to this one, so the conquest of the nz cactus scene is set to continue along this path of extravagance... Hmmm i wonder if he'll give me a job one day :P

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Hell yeah ! Mad ass collection, love it!

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Nice. Nz and aussies have some very interesting specimens over there.

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