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image.jpegIntroducing "Cliff"

 

Cliff is a special bridgesii with a traceable history.

It is a very blue, very short spined bridgesii that has been growing in Perth for 35-40 years.

The seeds were collected from a German grower by a lovely, Sumatran man called.....Cliff about 40 years ago.

 

He is not well at the moment so we have been tidying up his garden for him as he doesn't have the strength to do it. 

 

The mother plant was massive and on the verge of falling so he asked a few of us to trim it back and keep the cuttings to let other people own this lovely plant. 

 

It it is a very special plant indeed.

 

cuttings will be available to purchase this summer and all proceeds will be going to Cliff to help cover his expensive medical bills.

 

 

 

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That's a beauty. I love seeing massive cacti allowed to reach their potential in gardens, it warms my cold heart.

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put me down for a piece! 

 

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There is actually a fair few big mother plants like this around Perth. I know of another bridge that is real fat and a heap of peach mother plants. The first peach I ever found was massive and the guy wanted to get rid of it because the house was being demolished. It took 4 trailer loads

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1 hour ago, Conv3rgence said:

Never seen anything like that around Perth! Nice one BT.

 

There is actually a fair few big mother plants like this around Perth. I know of another bridge that is real fat and a heap of pach mother plants. The first pach I ever found was massive and the guy wanted to get rid of it because the house was being demolished. It took 4 trailer loads

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would love to help Cliff out by purchasing some of these -cheers Bush Turkey :)

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1 minute ago, Bush Turkey said:

 

There is actually a fair few big mother plants like this around Perth. I know of another bridge that is real fat and a heap of pach mother plants. The first pach I ever found was massive and the guy wanted to get rid of it because the house was being demolished. It took 4 trailer loads

 

dammit i wanted a peach cactus 

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Just now, niggles said:

 

dammit i wanted a peach cactus 

 

Bahaha bloody auto correct

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Excellent news! Eagerly waiting til summer/ ;-)

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Hello everyone.  I'm new to the forums here.  It is good to see this is already going.  I have about 10 large 10 medium and 10 small cuttings of "cliff" that I will put up soon. Honestly very glad to help cliff out and look forward to going back to his awesome garden with some financial aid.  In saying that I honestly was only ever going to give 50% of proceeds to Cliff.  But I will just tally up costs and pay myself $20 an hour for the garden work that I did out of it.  This should equate to ~60-70% going to Cliff.  Looking forward to seeing these beautiful plants put down some roots!   

 

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A couple of quick questions about Cliff   ( the cactus ).

 

Was the original German grower in Germany or OZ or elsewhere?

 

Do you know if the seeds were self pollinated, open pollinated or does 'Cliff' have a known mixed  parentage?

 

Would you consider 'Cliff' to be a straight bridge or a bridgessioid?

 

Lovely plant and great story by the way. And nice to keep Cliff's legacy alive and strong.

 I could see a special place for 'Cliff' in anyone's collection. :wub:

 

 

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The original German grower is in Germany. Cliff himself brought back a cutting from Germany in the 70's.

 

That is all the information I know about this plant.

 

id call it a straight bridgesii but who knows

 

its a great teacher none the less

 

 

 

 

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On 8/3/2016 at 10:23 AM, Bush Turkey said:

its a great teacher none the less

 

 

Definitely a powerful teacher, looking forward to seeing how it grows along side the rest of the collection this summer :)

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