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Potted up a couple of nice new cuts.

 

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13 hours ago, Glaukus said:

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^is this what they call 'bogan'?

Looking good G, what are the two?

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The one above is "big plym" pachanoi, it's obese!

The other is riverlands Peru.

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Prepared some small ones for the long ride from germany to catalunia. Put them on  big boards and built a shelve for transportion in the car.They are now 18 months old and ready for the real sunshine and they will grow in the ground. No pots anymore for these little guys.

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Very nice Pedropark, I'm sure they'll love the spanish sun, and you too!

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Thanks Meangreen,

 

I started to bring them down in february, step by step and have put them in different locations, so they have different conditions of light, soil.

We all love it there and until now everything grows fine after the first phase of adaption. It is a big difference growing them in spain and in the ground. The sun is more sunny there.

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On 8/23/2017 at 5:36 AM, Pedropark said:

They are now 18 months old and ready for the real sunshine

I plant my Trichocereus seedlings in full sun. It does make them ready for full sun sooner though.

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Hi Inyan,

 

thanks for sharing your experience. Currently I sow them in germany and transplant them in the ground in catalunya, where the climate is different. It is new for us (cactus and me) because we have this new property only since january. We are very lucky and I am experimenting. I dont want to risk to.much.

When (which age, which time of the year) do you transplant them in the ground?

 

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I've lived in Belgium where the weather is a little different as well as it gets even colder in Belgium than it does where I am currently at. I prefer to transplant mine into the ground when they are approximately 2 cm tall. I feel that I get better growth like this although it does necessitate me having to dig them up each winter.

 

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Yes the growth is different and after i have mine 3 month in the ground they react very positive with vigorous growth. I can leave them in the ground over winter.

Do I get it right, you dig em out before winter? What are you doing then with em?

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I envy you being able to leave yours in the ground over winter. It gets too cold for me to leave mine in the ground. I repot those I bring inside. I am not able to push them during the winter so I let them go dormant during this time.

 

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 Thanks for sharing this. I will see what the first winter will bring, the statistics are good, but you never know whats coming. I learn a lot from the plants and from nature and I will share these experiences.

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well i can't seem to get the correctly ID'd datura metel to sprout this year, not the fake one from china that's pro'ly stramonium by the looks of the seed, ...

 

at least the brugs are going for it ... they already seem to like the rock dust fertilizer I 10kilo 'hoyed oot' for them yesterday ...

sanguinea is nearly as tall as me! .... , ....never got this far before ....

...so pretty much gawped with awe how awesome these plants we grow are when they get some real sunshine ,

 

M' scabrellas and M' ophthalmocentra are beefing up to the dust  already... and so is A' phlebophylla...

...not noticed any overnight diff in the M tenuiflora... but defo did with the lophers...

 

found a bit of progress on H' niger.... only the one growing in the most extreme conditions available outdoor.. (even crassula ovata that I threw out of the window in spring took hold in that area) as far as heat and drought that is...

 

P harmala are looking like they're barely hanging on and all out door sowings are still only at their first true leaf stage (and have been for months now) ...

 

S tortuosum doing super this time round thanks to DWR's help ...

 

snapped a caapi stem so banged it in the aeropod prop .... seems to love the rock ferts overnight difference there too... not with psychotrias tho ....

 

so yeah pretty much everything got rock ferts yesterday ... and L pubiflora , the one that wasn't doing so well seems to be healthier overnight ...

 

I'm pretty sure I heard of rock ferts here first  ... pretty sure it was X2B or Eth ...

and along with that rock eating cactus mineral pdf guide .. the stars being in alignment n stuffs,,,

 

that's some good shit that rock dust ... I wonder if orchids might like it...

 

so yeah watered all the vandas daily recently after abandoning the 2 hour or overnight soak once a week tek ..

: /  the chocolate onc stopped flowering and bever did get to smell any chocolate ... the little ba' ... so watered the zygopetalum and the dendrobium nobiles ... stuck the cymbidiums back out... , pruned the mangroves, lost 2 of the mangrove palms (tried them bare root attached to scape) one in media (zeolite) seems fine! ,,, used the water change for watering the orchids... hope they don;t mind ... it's ready at perfect temp... just wonder how they'll handle it ...

 

sat and had a glass of lilt with them and a few tunes after getting humidity above 55, bout time we had some summer shiney -how come spring was much sunnier and a lot warmer ? anyhow makes for a nice decent night time temperature drop which is just the trick I'm learning...  or piecing together from what I've learned over the years...

 

:3

 

oh yeah cacti , well potted up some seedlings and gave to neighbours ..

watered in the rock dust more on the trichoes ... lifted a pasacana with root rot and stuck it high n dry , .. found a nice bridgesii cutting i stuck in the hedge to dry out n forgot about ,,, rooted well,... weeded the pots,,...

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15 hours ago, ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐ€ðяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ said:

i can't seem to get the correctly ID'd datura metel to sprout this year, not the fake one from china that's pro'ly stramonium by the looks of the seed,

Sorry you can't seem to get Datura metel. I have Datura stramonium "La Fleur" if you want some. Also Datura metel x Datura wrightii. I was just outside pollinating a few of those flowers as we speak. I try to take pictures of my cacti seedlings daily and make fresh grafts when I can. To that end, one of my grafts from today. These were all Zelly hybrid (SS02 x SS01 mom) x Red Grandiflorus. Suffice it to say I have a few of these grafted in hopes of getting some colorful flowers to cross to my other cacti in the yard. Suffice it to say I am really happy to have these genetics to work with.

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Thank you very kindly for the offer and if I had room for them I'd love to take you up on it but it's specifically D' metel in purple and white I'm trying to get going, so as to replicate where I left off a few years ago; in an attempt to re-thread my path after having it kinda sabotaged by ,,well ,... an olde meany who looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp licking piss off a nettle (ex-blood relative) :P  I guess I musta learned how to whinge about it from her for the sake of whinging as opposed to a view to actually remedy the problem .... sorry about that , I guess fixing that one will come with time...

dang these nightshades are like some kinda truth serum lately ....

 

, Welcome to the forum btw if you're new but if you're not then welcome back! I guess ... :)

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3 hours ago, ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐ€ðяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ said:

D' metel in purple and white I'm trying to get going

Sorry, my D. metel is purple with a yellow inner skirt so even if I were to allow her to self pollinate it would not be what you are after.

 

3 hours ago, ☽Ţ ҉ĥϋηϠ₡яღ☯ॐ€ðяئॐ♡Pϟiℓℴϟℴ said:

Welcome to the forum btw if you're new but if you're not then welcome back! I guess .

If you place our arrow over a person's profile picture and leave it... it will pop up with how long a member has been a member. Suffice it to say if they have had more than one profile it won't tell you about those other profiles, but you get the idea. For instance, yours says you joined Jan 2014. Thanks for the welcome though.

 

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Drove with this tersch to catalunia,14-hours ride. We enjoyed very much. Now its time for rooting. He was cut off for over one year from his mother. Approx. 1,60m, 5 feet.

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On 9/6/2017 at 4:11 PM, Pedropark said:

Drove with this tersch to catalunia,14-hours ride. We enjoyed very much. Now its time for rooting. He was cut off for over one year from his mother. Approx. 1,60m, 5 feet.

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Looks like a very fine specimen and well worth the ride. My day was not nearly as adventurous. I spent a few hours working with the rosesrosecuts76.thumb.jpg.0abc48e7c774398fc2dca4b7abfcfc3f.jpg trying to get some of my cuttings into pots. Then I spent a few wee moments repotting my (SS02 x SS01) x Red Grandi seedlings into a medicine wheelmedicinewheel5.thumb.jpg.e6b048d128d36fc5b64d195fff5c1376.jpg type formation. I changed the soil out for those as well as the soil I had them in was almost 80% chicken/cow manure and as such it was holding in way too much moisture and stunting the roots. On a side note, the roots that were there were very thick for the most part. Just very short as well and not conducive to fast growing. So, while I did not kill my plants, I did give it a valiant effort to do so. I still have some pachanoiss02xss01xredgrandi2091.thumb.jpg.59e159b9e3722db0a6028b05647ff973.jpg growing in this same mixture of mostly manure. The little red guy on top of that pachanoi is another (SS02 x SS01) x Red Grandi I am trying to push. I like growing my seedings in full sun which gives them a red color until they get a bit bigger. I am going to have to dig them out tomorrow and fluff the soil up as well as I simply don't think this experiment has what it takes to kill them and rather than loose them now... I think it behoves me to simply fluff their soil up as well. 

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saved a seedling that was mushy at the base by grafting to an opuntia pad.  

 

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Did some sunday garden work to create more space for the plants. Was moving some stones and build a wall. Any advices are welcome.I am not a professionel at building stonewalls.

Pics: Before and after.

Tomorrow terscheckii and pacj ecuador is going in the ground. I am so greatful. 

 

 

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On 11/09/2017 at 4:25 AM, Pedropark said:

I am not a professionel at building stonewalls.

That looks beautiful! I'm not a professional either, I barely even rank as "amateur", but from everything I've learned you have done a damn-near perfect job. Especially for dry (no mortar) work, which is extra-tricky to get stable. Nice work! :worship:

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Thanks mate. It is funny in how many directions a stone can turned for fitting in a wall. 

Put the terscheckii in the ground yesterday, 5 foot ir 1,60m, round about.

It is a tersch, right?

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2 hours ago, Pedropark said:

Thanks mate. It is funny in how many directions a stone can turned for fitting in a wall. 

Put the terscheckii in the ground yesterday, 5 foot ir 1,60m, round about.

It is a tersch, right?

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Looks a little thin to be a tersch to me, and spination doesn't look quite right. Maybe a cross? Don't take my word though, can't say I'm a terscheckii expert.  Beautiful specimen either way.

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If it is a tersch it's a very good looking clone , can you get any more?, perhaps smaller, cuttings?

if it's a hybrid , ... it does appear to be a bit taquimby in a way ... what colour do the spines go?.. like if you wet one.

 

if chocolatey red then perhaps taquimbo was a parent (sorry, taquimbalensis I mean)

 

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Today I opened up two boxes one containing a spineless scop. The other containing a no name peruvianus, and two different bridgesii 'space man's cut' and a 'loopicus'. Never heard the bridgesii but they were healthy and needed a home. I'll get some pictures tomorrow.

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