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PostSubject: Now and then   Wed May 12, 2010 10:41 pm

I purchased plant on the right for $3 when it was the size as the cutting on the left 3 years later regular potting yearly and this is what can be achieved no special treatment. I have taken three cuttings from this plant and you wouldnt be able to tell. Mammillaria bocasana "FRED"
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Wed May 12, 2010 10:51 pm

That is one humungous Fred. Very, very impressive. I take it this is grown in a greenhouse, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Wed May 12, 2010 11:08 pm

Yes 90% of all my cacti are in hothouses 10% outside. These two golden balls were the same size when i drilled the one on the right a year ago and potted up straight away. I have ten or more the as the one on the left dont know whether to drill another one or two.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Thu May 13, 2010 10:34 pm

Will post many more photos just having trouble transfering photos from one computer to this one but will get it soughted. Meanwhile here is a pic of some of my varigates that i will be grafting soon maybe in spring. Will get a better camera soon so i can take some better pics. Any suggestions on type of camera.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Fri May 14, 2010 12:25 pm

maybe have a look at ricoh its an easy point and shoot and does macro down to 1cm but hope you have more luck with yours than mine. the first one got dropped in a pool by the missus but got a new one on waranty because it had an unlimited waranty and the second one i left on the roof of the car after fishing then when i turned around to get it a car ran over it.

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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Mon May 17, 2010 8:36 pm

Sorry for the delay just moved all photos to make it easier for myself. This astrophytum asterias was left on a bench when i realised to my horror it was sunburned quiet badly. So i thought i might aswell graft it so here are the results.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Mon May 17, 2010 8:41 pm

You can see the green starting to grow from the sunburn. I will also show a photo later of the lithops and the myrio graft.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Mon May 17, 2010 8:45 pm

Approx one year later see dates only a little sunburn remains on the bottom.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Mon May 17, 2010 8:48 pm

Took this photo a couple days ago. There is now no evidence of ever been sunburned.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Mon May 17, 2010 9:04 pm

Wow, awesome recovery on that asterias. You've done really well.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Mon May 17, 2010 9:38 pm

Thanks lachy i didnt no what to expect when i grafted it didnt even think it would survive but goes to show. I have grafted a couple plants that were rotting off and saved them by grafting.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Mon May 17, 2010 9:51 pm

See, I've had the opposite happen to me... I've rotted several plants by grafting them! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Mon May 17, 2010 10:14 pm

I love lithops.
I have never grafted with humidity when grafting onto tricho, harrisia and myrtillocactus so peri conditions will be different to what im used too. Look forward to showing photos of progress sow seed next day or two so will start grafting by early june my birthday.
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Tue May 18, 2010 6:00 pm

i reckon you should start grafting now... i bet you wont be able to keep up with the peri!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Now and then   Tue May 18, 2010 6:06 pm

Good job on saving that astro CC, sunburn does bad things to astros.

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