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H1 bridgesii

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Well it's nearly the 10 year anniversary of getting this plant as a tiny seedling.. To me it's a special one & i think it's time to spread it around (i really didn't want to chop it to be honest but in need of some extra funds ;)

In 2005 i visited Hamiltons nursery & they had a big batch of their bridgesii seedlings ready to go.. there were maybe 3 or 4 hundred seedlings & i had the pick of the bunch.. out of the most interesting/vigorous/pretty plants that i picked, this one was always stood out to me as it was the most vigorous & good looking, had amazing glaukus qualities, always grew in a wonderfully symetrical way & from the very beginning pupped from the base really nicely..

Many people have grown out hamiltons cacti as they supply many bunn*ngs stores & i personally have grown out literally hundreds of their bridgesii & still, this one is by far my favorite, most beautiful, glaukus, symetrical & the very best personality :)

Unless someone has a better example, i would like to propose this fella as the cream of the hamiltons crop.. I call it H1 as i couldn't think of a better name & to me it's by far hamiltons #1 plant.. is there another named clone called H1? if there is i will rename it, so just let me know..

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when it was a youngster

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a few months on..

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& these were taken a few days ago.. she's been a bit neglected the last year or two.. haven't watered or fed for at least a year so she's just been self sufficient

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I have just chopped every one of those branches (11) into 35cm cuttings ($30each + postage) & will be starting a thread in the sell/trade section soon if anyone wants in.. if you don't wanna wait just send a PM..

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I just love those water droplet and spine pics!

A very beautiful bridgesii indeed, nice one.

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Beautiful! That is definitely a name-worthy clone!

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thanks guys, yeah i've always loved this one, she's beautiful :)

heres another drippy spiney pic for you boggy

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Man looking nice!! Grown a lot more than the cut I grabbed back at the op

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Thanks DB! Can't wait for spring, she's in a 30L pot and i drilled extra holes so it can break into the ground with ease. Can't wait til it's a beast, think I was lucky getting the mid cut with two stumps up top. Made it pup like mad!

 

post a pic of yours man

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5 minutes ago, theuserformallyknownasd00d said:

Thanks DB! Can't wait for spring, she's in a 30L pot and i drilled extra holes so it can break into the ground with ease. Can't wait til it's a beast, think I was lucky getting the mid cut with two stumps up top. Made it pup like mad!

 

post a pic of yours man

I'll have a look if its not too embarrassing I'll post a piccy ;-)

did u get a rooted mid cut?? Looks very impressive growth for a year and a half !! :-)

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one summers growth seems to be growing fast such a nice bridge ..

 

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You've had some amazing growth on alttoa your cactus last summer mate well done 

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It does seem to be a pretty fast grower and definitely very attractive. I think you guys have gotten a bit more growth than I have so far though. 

 

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Mine stalled for ages.  I think it will do a good season this year.

 

 

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spine formation on the h1 is unreal 

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I haven’t checked this thread in about 5 years.. It’s really great & very satisfying to see everyone’s progress pictures, even if they’re a few years old now.. if anyone has pics of this clone, please post!

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Absolutely BOOMING!   LOL :P

 

 

 

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Where do I get one!? Looks amazing :P

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gimme a few days & if i can help i'll pm ;)

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