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PostSubject: Spring is approaching...   Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:52 pm

Well, the weather is gradually warming up and the plants are coming out of their dormancy. New growth is starting to appear and buds are beginning to form. To make the most of this change in the weather, I have started this seasons gardening by repotting my cold- and wet-hardy pach x scop Bunnings trichs.

How is everyone else going at this time of year?
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:13 am

Started repotting some seedlings myself. Flowering has been very early this year, lots of Turbs, Mamms, Cintias etc all in flower now or just about done already....
Hopefully the ACF members will come out of hibernation now too...been very quiet around here ! Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:45 am

Yeah it has been uber quiet around here lately. I really hope everyone defrosts and gets moving again over the warmer months. I for one have a couple of projects going this season and can't wait to get them under-way and post some results.


I also have a few Turbs in flower and also a couple of Lophs, seems very early?

I have just repotted a few plants, and put a couple in the ground.


Man I hate winter. On a side note and completely out of left field anyone ever hear of this? I found it interesting and very strange to say the least.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonal_affective_disorder


Hope you don't mind me posting it Lach. I can start a new thread if need be.


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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:22 pm

All good, HN. It think it's not just the plants that wind down over winter, and I know a lot of people feel a bit down throughout the cooler months. In contrast, I've always like the line from Bill Hicks in "Revelations"...

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"You guys have weather. Cool. Los Angeles, every day, hot and sunny, today, hot and sunny, tomorrow, hot and, for the rest of the... hot and sunny, every single day, hot and sunny. And they love it. "Isn't great, every day, hot and sunny?" What are you, a f****** lizard? Only reptiles feel that way about this kind of weather. I'm a mammal, I can afford coats, scarves, cappuccino and rosy cheeked women."
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:55 pm

Hehehe ^^ Thats a good one.

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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:44 pm

Heya guys, Ive had to have a couple of weeks off work to save my cacti from the weather when the greenhouse they were in disintegrated in south west WA's recent storms... busy busy ended up building another greenhouse (which wasn't easy as the wind didn't let up much) and cramming all the Mexicans in there... come on spring!
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:08 pm

Spent the colder months here having my collection explode in size, the bench I built a few months ago is now full and I've had to use the bbq as an overflow bench. Embarassed



Likely going to have to build another bench sooner rather than later even though a fair few of those are going out into the ground as soon as I get the new cactii bed finished.

And lots of mine are budding up aswell, mainly Mammillarias but also a select few Gymno's and Parodia's. The little O. microdasys I planted out in the ground no more than 2 months ago has started working on atleast 6 new pads all at once Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:56 pm

Good to see a pic ! Some healthy looking plants you have there.

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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:37 pm

Yes spring is just approaching.
Mammillaria sanchez-mejoradaes are in flower.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:36 pm

Awesome show Han...One of my favorite mamms. My plants are about the size of one head on your monsters if that!
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:10 pm

Hi everyone sorry for long absence. Been a busy winter for me filling the new houses. Hopefully I'll get time to post a bit in the warmer months.
Anyway there is a beautiful new flower around at my place this year... Tara, 15 months from seed six months from birth. Off topic I know but I thought I'd show her off!
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:18 pm

Awesome Crypto ! What a cute little bub Very Happy


P.S That was a long time between planting the seed and germination Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:53 pm

You're right about the slow germination HN.
In fact I am told that this species can be notoriously difficult to germinate! Wouldn't really know myself having only ever been on the pollen side of the equation...
What I can say for sure is that if you think germination is slow, try raising them, it takes a lifetime! sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:12 pm

Congrats Big daddy....Good looking genetics Cool Nice to know she'll never have a mealy bug problem.

And yes spring is on for some, new tip growth on all my tricho heaps of turb's budding up some flowerin early alot of stuff still waiting a little bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:11 pm

Fantastic, Crypto - I'm so very happy for you. How's her big brother coping with this new addition to the family?
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:52 pm

Yup, spring is here....atleast if I was to trust some Rebutia's that is. All are newish purchases so I can't take credit for the blooms, don't even know what species they are...I just picked 4 with different colour buds Laughing
4th one is still working on it's buds but I know it will be purple in colour.



Got to fix a better photo setup here, the black background right now is just a black tshirt tossed on the ground Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:47 pm

Great little Rebutias... they always look like happy little plants to me. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:00 pm

Spring is here
Don't mind the dates, apparently my camera is a little bit off...







But then today it came as close to snowing as it ever will in Brisbane (camera lens got a bit wet, but thats all pea sized hail)

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PostSubject: Re: Spring is approaching...   Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:21 pm

Nice plants and crazy weather Smile

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