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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:14 am

Big day today. I'm going to switch out all of my round pots with square ones. I have the tweezers and band aides at a ready. This is going to hurt.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:43 pm

Ever had that feeling where you want to do something but the odds of pulling it off is stacked against you? Well you should listen to that feeling. It's usually right.

Attempted to move a big pachanoi today. A branch looked a bit flimsy and I had a feeling it was going to fall over. Just didn't expect it to fall on my head whilst carrying the pot. OUCH!!! Sad

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:46 am

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Ever had that feeling where you want to do something but the odds of pulling it off is stacked against you? Well you should listen to that feeling. It's usually right.

Attempted to move a big pachanoi today. A branch looked a bit flimsy and I had a feeling it was going to fall over. Just didn't expect it to fall on my head whilst carrying the pot. OUCH!!! Sad

i always find positives. for instance, if you were this guy afro  i doubt it would have hurt sobad.

and, if you were this guy rendeer   your antlers may have stopped the sharp pointy stuff from pokeing your head.
furthermore if you were this guy cheers you might have been able to catch it before it was to late.

then theres this guy alien hes green to. but he is not sharp and spikey. he would feel much more pleasant if he bumped into your head.....
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:09 pm

Haha, both the last two posts are funny.....but it must have hurt Sneaky!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:46 pm

Hahaha nice one wert!

It certainly did. Seems that was not the worst of the pain in store for me this weekend. After doing the garden we went for a 4x4 up to some little known about caves.

Turns out centipede's like living in caves. (surprise, surprise)

After several hours of excruciating pain, a trip to hospital, needle in the leg and half a dozen tablets I'd say this would have too be one of the most painful weekends I've had in ages.

Worth the trip though.






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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:28 pm

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Hahaha nice one wert!

It certainly did. Seems that was not the worst of the pain in store for me this weekend. After doing the garden we went for a 4x4 up to some little known about caves.

Turns out centipede's like living in caves. (surprise, surprise)

After several hours of excruciating pain, a trip to hospital]

im thinking it would have been slightly interesting being bitten by a centipede... then turning around seeing the bright light at the end of the tunnel (cave )... did your life flash before your eyes???
did you know centipedes have lots of legs???
this guy does not have lots of eyes... he has only one single eye. ( he could have lots of legs or just two but i cant see them to be absolutly sure. anyones guess really.  cyclops 
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:11 pm

Not what I've done but what I'm going to do "Weed". I figure if I post it here I'm more likely to do it  lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:34 pm

Planted some seeds today.

7 vaireties of coryphantha,
8 varieties of ferocactus,
a second batch of HN's astro's
some of my own lophs seed
4 packets of mixed seeds

should be interesting


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:42 pm

I have also been busy planting seedlings over the last week or so. Photos to come Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:05 pm

New Seedlings;

1. Trichocereus (Many SP and variants), Some other mixed Columns.




2. Astrophytum Cultivars mainly Asterias.




Some older seedlings;

1. Astrophytum Myriostigma Cultivars.


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:53 pm

I watered cacti in the morning.
Since Ariocarpus have started to push new flowering buds up, I removed flower remains in the afternoon. They should be removed earlier but I could not.
The photo is a degrafted A. kotschoubeyanus attached flower remains.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:27 pm

Hanazono

That is an absolute Monster!!! Very nice work there!!!!

What was it grafted on? if you don't mind telling!!lol
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:36 pm

Wow that is a massive A. Kotsch Hanazono, what a beauty. Good to see you posting again old friend, when was it degrafted? and how long did roots take to forum for Kotsch ?

@Ricky I believe it would have been on Harrissia Jusbertii, correct me if I'm wrong Hanazono.


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:12 pm

I was montaging my new GH. Wind had it's good blow and my GH atempt was blown away, thank you very much.

Now I'm waiting for replacement of some pieces I need for finishing my GH.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:36 pm

WoW! What a beautiful ario. Absolutely stunning.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:55 am

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I was montaging my new GH. Wind had it's good blow and my GH atempt was blown away, thank you very much.

Now I'm waiting for replacement of some pieces I need for finishing my GH.

That is terrible news majcka, keep going with it you will get there !!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:26 pm

rickyscactus & Hellonasty

The A. kotschoubeyanus on the photo was grafted on a Hylocereus stock.
I degrafted it in 2008 with a short vascular bundle of the Hylocereus.
The plant relies on own roots currently.

My 1st attempt of the degrafting method was in 2005.
The scion was A. kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde.
The photo is the current appearance.
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Pereskiopsis is also non-permanent stock as same as Hylocereus.
I have been testing various scions with short stocks of Pereskiopsis.

A. kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde

G. mexcana

A. retusus cultivars
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:10 pm

Wow! Amazing plants Hanazono, thanks for the info. I prefer Hylocereus as a root stock for Ariocarpus and Astrophytum I find I get the most reliable results.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:06 am

[quote="Hanazono"]


A. kotschoubeyanus f Rio Verde


2nd down on left. wow! "that progressed like i wish mine do, did or had"!!!

i look over your photos and lots of cussing evolves. i grunt & grrrr! & argh! & exibit signs of tourettes... B..B...B..Bastard!.
you have amazing plants i envy your collection. bravo. Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:49 pm

I got a heap of rain last night too Cereoid, today there has been probably 40mm also. Hope it stops soon Smile

Did some serious seedling re-potting, I must have done a few hundred approx 2 year old Astrophytum Cultivars. I have been putting that off for ages, I'm glad its all done Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:39 pm

I consolidated my buckets and found that in all the rain I only got ~20 L water. And some snail-or-something keeps eating the new growth on my small trailing-type Selenicereus sp. Very annoying!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:45 pm

I watered asterias cultivars in the morning.
Although it is autumn, the forecast maximum temperature of today is 33 'C.
I could see some flowering buds.


An asterias cv miracle kabuto has reached a mature age and shown its characteristic well.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:18 pm

Some VERY NICE Ariocarpus and Astrophytums there Hanzono!!!

A bit jealous here of what you have there, but slowly and steadily one day i hope to get a great collection like yours!!!

Keep up the great photos!!!

I have to ask, how precise are you with watering? or do your trays have holes to drain excess water? for your Astrophytums.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:49 pm

Why is it that every time one of my permanently-outside cacti gets damaged in some way it always rains that night???

Sure, it's usually a tough plant (in this case, Selenicereus megalanthus) but it is not nice!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do in the yard today??   Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:16 am

rickyscactus

I water into the small space between plant and pot one by one.
It takes time but I have to do because I collect cactus as ornamental plants.
There are no holes on trays. Small amount excess water will remain on trays and dried up naturally.

All my asterias are propagated from seed by myself.
I just sowed seeds every year for last 10 years and built up numbers.

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