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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:38 pm

Another sweltering day in the tunnel. That bench I built a couple of weeks back is already completely full, the frame of the next one can be seen beyond it.
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Very many plants repotted and rationalised over the last few weeks.
Here's some nice frailea buenekeri densispina, with big fat taproots.
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Some L. haematantha LF62, surrounded by a mess of Notocactus schlosseri. I sowed a single seedpod of the latter and am now drowning in them, slightly regretting it.
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Thelocephala napina and esmereldana, I find I lose these unless I'm very careful about watering in the first two years, so now I torture them by keeping them in small pots and treating them mean, hence the square roots.
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A. capricorne major. nice dark spines!
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Nice G. stellatum obductum
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Some general views of the central bench.
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More to follow soon.

To those who've kindly emailed re: sales - very nearly ready to go, I'm filling the website with plants gradually and will launch soon, watch this space.

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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Keith H » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:39 pm

Looking good. (tu)
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Bob 3 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:04 am

Hi Conrad
Do you get my request for cacti list.
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by NickHitchcock » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:10 pm

Any updates or new photos to look at? Hopefully all still going well.
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Chez2 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:07 am

It looks good. Its about the same size as ours. We installed a 30 x 18 ft tunnel last year. Ours is for personal use only.
Did you obtain planning permission? We live in a village which is a conservation area but as we live just beyond the village we are outside of the conservation area. Our tunnel fits the criteria not to require planning permission for private use but a tunnel this size for a business would need planning permission.


We have staging down one side but no other staging. We bring tender tropical style plants in to ours for winter. In summer we grow veg down the side without staging.
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by dazzy2000 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:29 pm

Hi Conrad

I'm very jealous, amazing cactus and the polytunnel is great, wish I had the Room for one. What is your secret and do you have 1 soil mix for all and can you share with us. Where did you get your seeds from I would be very greatfull if you could share with us as I grow from seed

Look forward to an update on the poly tunnel and website
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:47 am

Hi Folks,

Apologies for the protracted absence, a new job and the birth of our first child intervened!

Cacti are busy growing away however, and I'm still sowing more seeds. Website very nearly there, 40 products listed and payment systems set up now. A taster of the homepage below:
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But more interestingly, here are some plant photos from yesterday :) All photos for the website, so all for sale very shortly.

Mediolobivia ruberimma
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Eriosyce esmeraldana FK
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E. Napina FK
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Rebutia fusca
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R. krainziana albiflora
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Astrophytum asterias
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A. asterias superkabuto
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A. capricorne major rs104
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Sulco pulchra albiareolata VS463
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S. arenacea HS30
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Rebutia heliosa
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Mammillaria microthele SB34
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Aylostera vallegrandesis L353
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Lophs
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Turb alonsoi, L. williamsii, and L. koehresii being repotted.
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and so on........

More to follow on a regular basis now, with the site launching in the next 2 weeks.

All the best,

Conrad.
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:49 am

And one more I forgot that I'm proud of.....

Blossfeldia from seed, now flowering :) I actually have alot of these. Accompanied by vast strombocactus. dreadful picture, but you get the idea.
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by juster » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:31 pm

Good healthy looking plants Conrad, you have plenty of work there. And congratulations on the arrival of your first child!
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Re: New polytunnel

Post by Conrad » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:30 pm

Thanks Juster, very kind, being kept rather busy (and not a little sleep deprived) by the new arrival, but getting there :smile:
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