Jump to content
The Corroboree

withdrawl clinic

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by withdrawl clinic

  1. i am looking for salvia apiana seed's and or rooted cuttings.

    please pm me if you can help.


    i once grew a huge plant, which produced hundreds of seeds, but the seeds got lost....

  2. there are two different strains around, and the difference is how easy they produce seeds.

    one produces seeds to a very high degree, the other one hardly.


    i currently don't have the well seeding one, so if you have seeds please pm me.

  3. On 18/12/2021 at 8:48 PM, sagiXsagi said:

    I only managed once to get a seedling to maturehood, its flowering now and its a narrow leaf one. I also have a wide leaf var , also flowering.. Honestly its so easy to propagate through suckers, that I havent bothered again with seeds.  


    Question:  both my narrow leaf and broad leaf vars seem to be self-fertile, and the little seed they do is usually lost with the air lol.

    How are hybrids done if they are self- fertile?? or could I be wrong and only the narrow leaf one is self-fertile? 

    so, we have posted a lot about this years ago, and i might add to hd,s reply.


    1, at my location good flowers and seeds are produced only after heavy rain.

    2, for hand pollination, and this is how ph was created, i put a plastic bag around the unopend flower.

    than when it opend, removed the pollen stalks, by cutting them off with scissors. note this was done with premature pollen stalks.

    than apply pollen from your cross breed to the stigma, note the stigma is mature if it "looks" wet.

    than quicly put the plastic bag over the flower to avoid other pollen from fertilizing.

    3, but my newer methode, is much easier and requires, no steady hands anymore.

    let the flowers x pollinating by chance (or even help by hand pollinating) and than just grow all the seedlings and pick them by trait.

    4, often this plant produces in fertile seeds, which look flat or not filled out, only try to germinate "fat" seeds. note in fertile seeds are produced by lack of moisture.

    plants need to be planted in the ground to produce a good set of seeds...

    5, to collect the seeds, you take the whole branch off, just when the seed capsuls are starting to split open.

    than you put the branch in a cardboard box. maybe the long cut branch will still provide enough nutrients to the seeds over the next few days...

    than you whip the branch against the card board, to get the subborn seeds out.

    6, than like panning for gold you shake the box, this will make the seeds collect at the bottom and corner (keep box tilted).

    than remove all the debris which collects at the top, and the seeds will be collected right at the bottom.

    • Like 3

  4. yes, but i take coversyl for that.


    i was prescribed prazosin, to relax my bladder, as i have to pee 4 times a night, it's a benign, prostrate thing.


    i researched prazosin more, and it was hailed as a miracle drug for ptsd, but now has been found useless as such.

    the poor veterans get treated like guinea pigs, pumped full of drugs that don't help, but have negative side effects...

    i think, i understand now, why i hated this drug so much, it's an alpha inhibitor, it removed all zest and energy from my body.

  5. i have been prescribed prazosin an alpha blocker, and have used it only once and just halve a minipress.

    i checked it's half life, and it should not effect me, more than 36 h later.

    all though some papers state, that it's effects can last for a few day's.


    now have used metropolol (a beta blocker) years ago, and when i stopped using it, i felt an uneasy heartbeat for 6 months, and this only from one tablet.

    i have to add i haven't used prazosin and metropolol at the same time, and i know they are contra indicated.

    taking one metropolol, in the morning, gave me an uneasy heart beat allready in the afternoon. what i mean is some doc's prescribe one in the morning and halve in the afternoon.

    i did not take metropolol, to help unregular heart beat, but for ptsd and anxiety. but it "gave me" unregular heart beat.

    i still take metropolol at times, to overcome stage fright, but this only once a week maximum. i know of stage performers which had to perform every day, and as such had to increase there beta blocker intake, and they must have gone thru hell waining themselves of it.

    alcohol is a much saver anxyolitic, and is the best drug to overcome stage fright.


    now i have taken at times only a single dose of mitrazapine, and some ssri's, and i had the feeling that they still had an effect on my receptors for days later.

    as well at times, i claim, a single dose of an anti depressant would, stop my long lasting depressive state, from one day to the other, and i felt no need to take another dose.

    all of the said above, make me believe that, receptors might work, compared to what a gate does, open or close to an influx.

    but it's for me not as the pharma people describe, once you stop taking the inhibitor or antagonist, the gate shuts again.

    i see it as, the gate can "be rusty and not open easely" and as well the "gate can be, swung open and to get stuck for a while in the opend stage".


    i'm a person who can feel galangel kefir, and other herbs, passing my, blood brain barrier,  maybe thats an indicator, why i seem to be very sensitive to, drugs which alter my receptors.


    taking a single halve dose of prazosin, more than 40h ago still give me the sensation of, i want my body back.

    i had a night mare with lots of blood pressure medications, in the same way, they turned me into a geriatic person from one moment to the other,

    i could not drive, do my chores,and it seemed even my cognitive functions were negativly impacted.

    just keep taking them the doctors said, it will get better. thank god i did not heed there bad advice, but stopped and tried another blood preassure medicin.

    it took a long time to find a drug for me with minimum side effects...


    i'm lucky i currently have a doctor who doesn't take it personaly, if i'm not happy with the drugs we try.


    many doctors are so incompetant, they belive only street drugs can be dangerous drugs, only street drugs make addicted!

    they believe antidepressants are non addictive, and tolerance is not an issue.


    if you experience a rare side effect of a drug, they never believe you. 

  6. Α α alpha a father
    Β β beta b  
    Γ γ gamma g  
    Δ δ delta d  
    Ε ε epsilon e end
    Ζ ζ zêta z  
    Η η êta ê hey
    Θ θ thêta th thick
    Ι ι iota i it
    Κ κ kappa k  
    Λ λ lambda l  
    Μ μ mu m  
    Ν ν nu n  
    Ξ ξ xi ks box
    Ο ο omikron o off
    Π π pi p  
    Ρ ρ rho r  
    Σ σ, ς sigma s say
    Τ τ tau t  
    Υ υ upsilon u put
    Φ φ phi f  
    Χ χ chi ch Bach
    Ψ ψ psi ps  
    Ω ω omega ô


    after delta we now got the omikron varient

    ,once we used up the greek alphabet, whats next?

    very normal for viruses to evolve in many varients.


    maybe the way to classify is by saying omikron 21.

    does any body knows the rules for this? like cyclon names don't get re used if it was a big one....

    • Like 1

  7. mm, thx for reminding me of the mercury transveres, the sun story. yep that was how einstein was proofen right. now a telescope is in the planing stage to use our sun as a gravitational lens, with the aim to get pictures from planets (exo planets) from distant suns. it will have two parts a shield to cover the sun, and the camera, both very far away.

    hd, the mount palomar mirror is solid glass.

    the very large telescope, has segmented mirrors, and not out of glass, to overcome the blurring effects, all big telescopes, shoot out a laser beam, which tells the computer instantly how to correct the image.




    • Like 1

  8. hi!


    i have educated myselfe a lot regarding, big bang, particle physics, dark matter and dark energy, and black holes.

    now my mild dyslexia makes some of thos aspects of particle sience quite difficult, as for example my brain struggles to seperate neutrons from neutrinos.

    i saked my selfe a lot of questions and only some of them got answered over the years by sheare chance, by some lectures.


    i start this thread with the hope that some members here love this topic as well, and we could get a platform of ideas going...


    one thing i struggled for a long time, was, if light is made out of photons, wich have no gravity, why do there beams get bent by heavy objects (gravitational lensing).

    now i know that the light gets only seemingly bent because of space time!!:wub:


    the james webb space telescope will be lauched soon, and i am very excited as it will make us look further back in time than ever befor. 

    but some people say it should get a name change, as james webb was not nice to some people...


    when i was a boy and started out with astronomy, people said, one cannot build bigger telescopes than mount palomar.

    but with computers help we can now. computers helped us to discover many new objects, trans neptune objects, and even an earth trojan!! which is a space object sharing the same path as earth, but sits at a lagrange point. james webb will be placed at a lagrange point as well.


    what excites you, regarding the universe?

    we are all made out of "star stuff", held together by "forces"!!


    maybe somebody can answer me two questions:

    a massive sun displays more gravitational force than say our little earth. a black hole even more so, but by this newtonian law, heavier objects should fall faster than light ones but they don't.

    i support modified newtonian gravity laws, and superfluids instead of dark mater and dark force.

    this new theory first suggested by khoury (my hero) says maybe gravitational laws don't scale the way we think they do.

    and is the infinite small nucleus of a black hole, particles just squeezed together, without any space in between?

    black holes in my intuition get squeezed to infinitly small, by the higgs bosson.


    • Like 2

  9. wau and thx for sharing your excitement and the wonderfull pics with us.

    i stopped grafting seedlings, or even germinating them, since the law changed, all my seeds go to waste.

    years ago, i got about one albino, in a few hundred seedlings, but none of them survived grafting.

    whilst the green ones were plump, the white ones were soft and squishy.


    yours looks good on the photo!  good luck and update us!:P


    late edit: you placed the seedling perfectly, but i want to share with you what i did.

    i only used tip cuttings of peres, and sliced just the very tip of the rootstock, like that the loph seedling and the peres fitted perfectly (both had the same diametre),

    this avoided any callus from forming. maybe the open wound could as well, allowe pathogenes to move in.

  10. On 08/11/2021 at 8:10 PM, bonecud_56 said:

    I’m in rural NSW, near Wagga 

    cielo, can survive drought and mild frosts, if planted out.

    it as well makes a very nice pot plant.

    i say this because many members here believe, it's extreemly benefical to the" cause", to establish a relation ship, with a "life plant", 

    instead of relying, onto outside sources. :wink:

  11. very nice offer, buttsack, and your germinating tek, is very smart and neat!

    fyzygy's methode, is what i used to do, but let me add something to both of your methods.


    i have in the past experimented with polarisation of catha seeds, and have established the information as follows.


    i would suggest to orientate, the seeds in following fashion. make sure the seeds are placed into the potting mix, with the wing facing upwards, the same i would do, using the coin bag tek.

    than just place the bag in a slant position, so the emerging roots have a space to, grow down to.

    using the coin bag method, and moving the bag around (changing the orientation of what the seed thinks is the down direction) can lead to the root not forming in a straight fashion.

    placing the seed "wing facing up" as well will make the embryonic root go straight down into the soil, whilst upside down planting the root will emerge at the 12 o'clock position and than have to bent to "go down into the soil.


    plant the seeds ~4mm deepand use fine sieved seed raising mixture for the top 2cm of the soil.

    once the seedlings have formed 4 or 5 leaves, on can inspect them and decide, which seedlings to keep and which to cull, in the same fashion a rose or fruit breeder would go about.


    bs, you mentioned vienna white/pink, which suggests to me the mother plant was a seedling, can please elaborate on this and tell us, if it was self pollinated or maybe mixed pollinators where at work.



    • Like 1

  12. i ran my lawn mover over my favorite plant yesterday:(, and hope somebody can help me with another one.

    it was sent to me as a surprise, in a barter trade.

    it, would have to be a seedling, PLEASE DON'T discuss in this thread what it could be!


    please pm me, if you think you can help.


    i am traumatised and devastated by this event, i hope i can fix it.


    love and light to all you plant lovers!:wub:

    • Sad 1

  13. On 25/10/2021 at 10:53 AM, Enjaytee said:

    Ok @Yves0071  I’m after M.turcomanica in particular. I’ll keep looking. Thanks for your response. 


    @withdrawl clinic yes lagochilus is an absolute pain to grow in oz from what I understand. This one would be getting grown in uk in a controlled environment. 

    i managed to grow it for a while, even in the semi tropics, i posted about it with pics a long time ago (2007??)

    as well i have encountered a few fake lago seeds, and even sprouted them, to find out which plant they came from, but i could not id the plant.

    those fake seeds were sold with malicious intent, just to make money!:devil:

    they were much bigger than the real lago seeds.


    you mention the uk, so my source is quite close to you, it was an ethnoshop located in vienna called querbeet!:)

    good luck, lago would be a herb i would use once in a while, as i realy liked it!:wub:

  14. On 10/02/2021 at 10:12 PM, Enjaytee said:

    I’m looking for some Mandragora turcomanica & Lagochilus inebrians seeds. 


    or any other interesting Lagochilus...

    L. cabulicus 

    L. platyacanthus 

    L. platycalyx 


    anyone have a source?

    i once purchased lagochilus herb, from a trader in europe (was quite cheap) and removed the seeds which, came with the package.

    they germinated well, this plant, is not possible to cultivate in most parts of oz. it's native to turkmenistan, a cold climat country.

    might grow well in the alpine regions of oz, and tas.


    i like lagochilus, the home grown herb was more potent than the purchased herb, which might suggest it doesn't store well...

    • Like 1

  15. On 16/10/2021 at 4:57 PM, ZooL said:



    It can still spread even if everyone was vaccinated it will just spread faster among those who aren't, being vaccinated will lower the chance you will get infected if exposed but won't prevent it.


    wc said: covid - 19

    no effective vaccinations will be found

  16. can you explain to me why, the case numbers are still climbing, although, those states have managed to double vax ~80% of there population ??!

    i am double vaxxed, and i still get head aches and ringing in the ears, since 11 weeks, thx astra zeneca!


    as well the soles of my feet are hurting frequently, and for days after the two shots,  ther was a little bit of blood when i blew my nose.


    head aches and titnitis since 10 weeks, and now they tell us, i can still get covid.


    if anybody knows, who could help me or who to hold responsible, let me know, thx.

  17. yep drainage is a big issue!


    qat can die, or at least get serious die back from watter logged conditions.

    at some places, this might only happen once in 15 years or so (tropical storm).


    you should always plant them out, even if you rent, many rentals at the norhern rivers, come with ther established catha edulis plant!

    if you rent, plant out into the open (well drained locations) and take cuttings right away, and keep mthem in pots, so you still got the plant when you move on.

    the growth rate is so many times bigger, plantedf out, and they are easier to keep happy.

    • Like 1

  18. hmm, well i agree that, flowering caapi has to do with the photo period.

    my garden is right bang at, the tropic of capricorn and none, of my banisteriopsis have ever flowered.


    i might add that, the caapi going round 20 years ago, was proly less, eager to flower than, a recent plant making round's, which might be called "cielo".

    cielo might flower more easely than the old strain...


    sab member, have posted here, pics of there caapi flowers!!

    • Like 3

  19. i haven't read this topic for a while, but want' to share that:

     as an over 60, i got the az and as a result, i got headaches from it, since 5 weeks, another side effect is tinitis.

    now, i have to face the 2nd shot, and i am scared it could make my head ache worse, plus the "ringing" in my ears...


    i want people to get the jab, but the first trials were done, with a very subjective manor!

    i was told no body experienced tinitis, after 25.000 trials.


    but now, suddenly a lot of people do.


    • Sad 3

  20. On 07/09/2021 at 8:54 PM, Buttsack said:

    Looking for mature green or NL catha for sale or trade.


     catha that was a few years old, forgot to water it for a week and needed a repot but was planning on putting it in the ground. Leaves were all crispy by the time I realized and all have fallen off :( 




    catha edulis, is very hardy, it would survive, weeks without water..., in the ground or in pots...

    but if you, let her down, regarding caring for her, she might, have, experienced, "baked the soil", because of to much sun exposure.


    i play hard ball with my qat, so doesn't matter, i can always can get a new one, no, NO, noooo

    learn to provide for nature, and not to need to replentish, from insecure sources!!:(:unsure:















  21. On 11/07/2021 at 10:50 AM, Boof said:

    So the NL khat I up-potted about 8 weeks ago and have been daily placing on the deck railing in the sun and putting under cover at night, got chewed off at the base, every sucker and shoot, by a cockatoo this morning.  Was looking fantastic too, had put on some size, new suckers, beautiful tips.  Really annoyed.  I made cuttings within 10 minutes or so of it occurring, but I dunno how good I am with that.   First time for everything I guess

    great to hear the cocka2 had a great time, with the nl.


    not far away, from my place i got a very big white cockadudel colony, hosting in a giant ficus benjamina, but they never bother my plants.


    i guess the cockatoo, saw you, working with your plant, and as such "had a go".

    in short you inspired this bird, to take notice,

    of the nl, but that bird is smart enough, to let  the nl, go as well, over time.


    boof, i hope you feel. privileged, by this bird taking notice of your, "gardening actions"!:wub: