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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Keith H » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:20 pm

Very nice looking plants Conrad. It has been interesting following your progress, here's to the next stage. (tu)
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Echinocactus123 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:46 pm

It's just fantastic, all the hard work must be more than worth it! :grin:
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by MattGibbs » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:49 pm

Many Congrats, life gets busy doesn't it! Look firward to seeing your sales website in due course! 👍
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:50 pm

Thanks for the replies all, life does get busy indeed!

In the tunnel for most of today, snapped only a couple of pics, as too busy repotting!

Acanthocalycium violaceum SE301
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Echinocereus adustus SB72
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More next weekend.
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:39 pm

A few more shots from the weekend just gone, it was murderously hot in the tunnel, so didn't manage too many before I wilted!

A bit of a general view of things:
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G. baldianum x ragonesii looks pleasingly intermediate as a hybrid ought to!
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Lobivia albolanata r585 - wonderful flower.
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A fully open flower on Frailea buenkeri densispina - shows just how hot it was!
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Sulco. arenacea HS30 - both from the same pack, wildly different flower colour despite spination etc. being effectively identical......
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E.micromeris (of which I seem to have acquired hundreds) and lophs, blossfeldia at the bottom.
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A classic Echinocereus reichenbachii flower, a plant that will always be one of my favourites. More Epithelantha and E. knippleanus behind.
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Frailea castanea, staring to flower for the first time.
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More to come.

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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:25 pm

Nipped in this afternoon to water and repot some lophs. All these from a pack of 100 seeds from a Czech supplier.

Normal l. Williamsii
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A variegated one- I figured this was rot at first glance but its been growing happily with no signs of damage.
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A cespitose one.
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And an older cespitose plant I've had for many years, looks like it could do with repotting, that's meant to be a square pot...
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Avonias flowering.
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Infesting the pots all around them!
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Including a flowering e. Occulta and Turb schmiedickeanus
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More soon!
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:56 pm

Things still ticking over in the polytunnel. The repotting never ends!

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Invariably a few plants don't get moved in to new accommodation soon enough!

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Some quite handsome Frailea mammifera being repotted.

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A few flowers - Wigginsia erinacea

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A pink flowered coryphantha, which is a new one for me (hesteri SB430)

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G. stellatum obductum PEM50

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Lovely big Thelocactus blooms

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Mamm guelzowiana.

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Most exciting of all, the online store has finally gone live, have a look if you think it might be of interest, and any and all feedback much appreciated. www.thecactusshed.co.uk

More coming soon, I'm about to embark on a campaign of grafting for the purposes of bulk seed production, so may do some photos of that next time.

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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Echinocactus123 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:38 pm

Fantastic, your online shop is amazing, a lovley selection of plants for fantastic prices!
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by juster » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:34 pm

Well done Conrad, plants look great!
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:48 pm

Thanks very much folks! Kind words, much appreciated.

Also got my first order! :grin: :grin:

A few more shots of other plants that'll be going up on the site tomorrow evening if I get the time.



Cochiema pondii - a right sod to pick up, doesn't want to be put down!
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Matucana ritteri KK711
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Sulco rauschii
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Astro. senile aureum
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Gymno. berchtii KL57
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Turb. alonsoi
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Steno. lloydii
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Gymno. obductum LF82 love these, really handsome.
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Lobivia albolanata WR585
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Noto. roseoluteus - have too many of these!
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Turb. swobodae
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Matucana polzii
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Acantholobivia plominiana
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And a bit of my motley collection of out of control and poorly looked after grafting stocks, soon to get some love and come into action.
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Thanks again for all the encouragement and kind words folks, really helped spur me along and keep this one going, very excited to finally get to the point of actually selling some!

More to come,

Conrad,
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