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Halcyon Daze

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    Amazing stuff bro.
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    Post your track of the day

  3. Wow there's a blast from the past. Can't wait to properly read through this thread. Nice to see you back Rev. I bought some cuts off you like 15 years ago LOL. Empires rose and fell while you were away. Anyway, carry on
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    Tryna germinate kangaroo grass seeds

    I've seen tubes sold for cheap at small native plant stands at the local markets etc. And I think Bunnings sells them too. Hell, you could prolly just go out and divide a clump you find growing on the wayside somewhere. Pretty easy to ID, I've seen them used in landscaping. I also have plenty on my bush block so I'll have a look next time I go there.
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    Passiflora Incarnata

    I'd really like to grab some if that's OK.
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    Meet up: Ipswich

    Sat 17th of July. I can only give a 50/50 maybe at this stage. Here's hoping
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    Tryna germinate kangaroo grass seeds

    Are they a type that 'drills' themselves into the ground. Some grass seeds have a coiled tail that spirals around when they get wet, which physically drills them downwards. Anyway it might help to pop a few upright and see if that helps them do what they need to do. My CSIRO book on butterflies lists T. triandra as a food source for a whole heap of different butterfly species. Very good for biodiversity
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    rooting a blue over winter

    LOL True Good luck with it mate. One final thing I should point out for anyone else picking up tips with this one, is that when the day finally does come to give it a drink for the first time in a couple months, then you'll find it'll be difficult to water the pot from above. The mix will probably be somewhat hydrophobic due to how dry it is. There are many ways to fix this but the easiest way is to dunk the whole pot in a big bucket of water and let it soak for 10 - 15 mins. She'll be good as gold after that. Just put it out with the rest of them and water the same as the others. Trichos are pretty tough. It's just that cold/wet combo that can really cause trouble, especially for a cut that doesn't even have roots yet. And if you ever come across a new method or any hints and tips, be sure to share that knowledge with the rest of us . CHEERS and nice thread withdrawl clinic, hope you have 100% success with it
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    rooting a blue over winter

    I usually plant around 6 inches deep, and prop it up with a brick either side if necessary. Usually not necessary but the option's there. Lettuce know how she goes
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    rooting a blue over winter

    I've done it plenty of times. Every year actually. But I have a covered area which keeps the rain off and a bit of bright light gets through for half the day. I think the absolute number 1 trick is to pot the cutting into dry tricho mix, and keep it bone dry until spring comes along. There is absolutely no benefit in watering it. It won't make the roots grow any faster or make pups develop or anything. It will get it's own roots in dry mix without any watering necessary. Pups won't come until halfway through spring, and they need good light and warmth for good pups, so put it back outside after the last frosts etc. Basically, the least you can do is get the roots ready for spring. So yes it's better than just having it lie on the floor all winter doing nothing. Just keep it dry and covered. If I didn't have a covered area I'd make a dedicated area out of four sticks and a couple sheets of corrugated clear plastic roofing or fibreglass etc. If the sun is too hot then cover the whole thing in 30% shade cloth. Frost hits from above, and so does rain, so as long as it's covered and kept dry she'll be fine. I think what I'm trying to say is **KEEP IT DRY AND COVERED**. Any old tricho mix will do. Edit: True Blue's a real stunner mate, good choice
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    covid 19 vaccination

    LOL, Dude, I feel privileged to be growing your famous special strain of chatter. Awesome that you have gained control of those vices. I always found it helpful to realise I had the power to choose WHEN I wanted to engage in such activities, which is only very rarely when I'm on an awesome camping trip etc. So it's not like I'm saying no for ever, I can still say yes if the rare occasion comes along. As for Covid, choices matter too. Global pandemics are nothing new, but this is the first time we really have the science to save millions of lives. All we need to do is utilize the power of our incredible scientific capabilities and reject the sort of Neanderthal mentality that makes some people so irate to have to even don a simple mask, or follow rather mild community precautions. The miracle of modern medicine is a wonderful and amazing thing, don't let some bonehead lead you or your loved ones to their graves with their whacky opinions or straight up misinformation. As Dr. Karl says... 'Get Fact"
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    covid 19 vaccination

    I'm not too fussed, either way. I know there's a risk but I take a risk every time I drive or drink a Monster energy drink. I honestly believe the greater risk to health is to not be vaccinated, but that's just the opinion that I've personally arrived at. I don't care too much what others do. Each to their own, I guess. I am a bit appalled by those who try to make the pandemic out to be one big joke just because there's a low death rate of like 1% or whatever. Just look at the countries where the shyyt's hit the fan and ask yourself 'is that what we want for our country (or any other country). Be careful listening to random idiots with some political agenda, they won't be there to help you if your family is ripped apart by this virus.
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    Meet up: Ipswich

    Nice catch up, look forward to the next Hey Boof, that plant was Trichocereus purpureopilosus X Schick Pink ( or possibly Schick Pink X purpureopilosus). FYI 'Schick Pink' is a particularly nice cultivar of Trichocereus grandiflorus.
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    Meet up: Ipswich

    Keen
  18. Hard to say. What state is the Lorraine mother plant in anyway? All I can say is "Get some!" Bridge 'Lorraine' is the only name you need to know Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!
  19. OMG, BELIEVE THE HYPE!!!! My new favorite cactus of all time and I'm not kidding Lorraine is an absolute 'MUST HAVE' Aussie treasure! Thanks for discovering this one, zed. Looks like a lot of grafting ahead of me...
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    Post your track of the day

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    P. som seed varieties giveaway

    "Papaver somniferum var. paeoniflorum" flowers look like a peony flower
  22. Turnbull likens the Murdoch empire's attack on democracy to the actions of Russia in a fascinating new interview.
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    Murdoch media empire's attack on democracy

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    Meet up: Ipswich

    I'll endeavor to come. Looking forward to it, cheers
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