Kilnwood Cacti

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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Ray_M » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:45 am

Vic,i'm with Len,Thord and all the others,thanks very much for taking the time to post those photos.I think my group is planning a visit this year.Merry Christmas,Ray.
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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Benjy » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:48 am

Vic,
I visited Doug & Doreen about 7 years ago, 2001 i think it was, The Copiapoas and Eriosyce were the highlight of my visit,
i bought a couple of Eriosyce that day, which i still have now, even though most of my collection 100+ plants of Eriosyce has gone now.

The money tree is huge, the largest ive seen,
outside of the greenhouse, its under that green canopy, is it not, for the winter ?

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Just came back to edit my post,
Ive just noticed looking through the pictures again that youve actually written above the picture,
that the money plant is under the green canopy :duh: :lolbt:
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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Vic » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:36 pm

You're most welcome, glad you all enjoyed the photos:)

Thord, only plants with a green label are for sale.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your visit Ray, plenty to see and Doug always getting new stock in for sale(tu)

Yes under the green canopy Benjy;), shame you had to part with most of your Eriosyce, I know you shared some pics with us recently. Any more, please?
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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Benjy » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:27 pm

Vic Wrote:
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> Yes under the green canopy Benjy;), shame you had
> to part with most of your Eriosyce, I know you
> shared some pics with us recently. Any more,
> please?

Just a couple of quick ones.
The Eriosyce (auratas etc) Ive kept.
'Neoporterias' all went, picture shows typical size, nothing huge.
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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Benjy » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:30 pm

5 or 6 of the 'Thelocephalas' in this pic were also kept,
because they are small.

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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Benjy » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:31 pm

.....and have great flowers !

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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Vic » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:11 pm

Thanks Benjy, nice plants and great flowers as you say:)

Hope some of mine perform as well in 2009!
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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by David_L » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:45 am

I love Eriosyce in the broad sense. My favourites are the smaller Neoporterias and especially the Thelocephalas. That 'fulva' is superb, one I don't have yet, though I've got various interesting things as small seedlings from Spiniflores seed.
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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Benjy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:52 pm

Theres seed David if you wish for that N. aerocarpa v.fulva,
in the seed pool - from that exact plant pictured above ^

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Re: Kilnwood Cacti

Post by Cactus Kid » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:33 am

Thought I’d give everyone a timely reminder of the Kilnwood Cactus Nursery now that the growing season has arrived and we can sort out what room we have to squeeze in just a few more plants.:ban:

It really is a fantastic place to go, even if just to look and drool at Doug’s superb collection. :notwo: His skill and enthusiasm in growing these plants is obvious from the moment you walk into the place and I have found all of his advice to be top notch.

The sales plants are constantly surprising, as being an established collector himself, Doug knows that we don’t want to always see the same things that we tend to get offered at other outlets. The garden is in a beautiful setting and parking is never a problem.

Oh, and I haven’t even mentioned the hospitality!!! Doreen always makes sure that any diet is immediately put on hold by offering ridiculously tasty snacks throughout.

This isn’t an attempt at free advertising. Just observations from a regular and very satisfied visitor and customer.
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Have a large balanced collection of both cacti and succulents but enjoy growing cristate, monstrose and generally anything a bit weird!
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