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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:56 pm

Thanks, John. Glad they worked for you. Now that people have loads of time on their hands, I'm surprised that I haven't had more requests. I've not used the seed pool for any of this year's sowings, 48 species so far, but when there is space in the propagator, I'll certainly be doing so. There's plenty of choice with cacti, less so with other succulents.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by el48tel » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:59 pm

Have the bank/pool contents been updated?
Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, and attempting hybridisation.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:35 am

el48tel wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:59 pm
Have the bank/pool contents been updated?
The date on the spreadsheet (at the bottom) gives the last date that the list was updated. It says 25th Jan 2020. There have been no changes since then, though I do have one request in progress. May I expect one from you?
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by el48tel » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:49 am

Chris43 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:35 am
el48tel wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:59 pm
Have the bank/pool contents been updated?
The date on the spreadsheet (at the bottom) gives the last date that the list was updated. It says 25th Jan 2020. There have been no changes since then, though I do have one request in progress. May I expect one from you?
Thanks but no .... I was checking to see if anything else had been added
Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, and attempting hybridisation.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Thu May 07, 2020 10:01 am

Full stock check done this morning. Just one amendment.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by MatDz » Wed May 13, 2020 11:23 pm

Huge thank you to Chris for keeping this alive! Seeds arrived 3 days after payment, all neatly packed and signed. Now I just need to get my ECP spill absorbent delivered and will give them a try!
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Based in London, slowly expanding my modest C&S collection. In love with P. compactum & Co. and columnar Crassulas.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:38 pm

Covid has come but its not going away, so we're all having to make changes in what we do. That has been noticeable in that so far this year, as after having had a dearth of requests last year, I've already had 18 requests for seed, totally on average 18 different species per request. As a result, some of the species have vanished from the list, and others are getting pretty low.

So if I may ask for additional donations during the rest of this year, there'll be plenty to go round as the next set of requests come in. I've just had a good selection of Frailea seeds which are now listed, so get them while they are fresh!!

I have started with some UK members simply to let them send me the cost of the Large stamp using Paypal, as I sometimes have used padded envelopes to re-use. The cost of an envelope isn't much more than 20p, so I could supply these as well, so simply you could send me an order and the small payment (£1.15 for the stamp Plus 20p for the envelope). It'd work out cheaper anyway as you wouldn't need to use a stamp to send me a stamp. If you'd like that to be standard then let me know.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Tina » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:45 pm

I have some Euphrobia obesa female X E.symetrica male seed I can send in, is anyone interested in this cross ?,
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:57 am

Lets see what response you get, Tina. No point me keeping it unless it might be requested. Thanks for the thought at any rat.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by esp » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:26 pm

Tina wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:45 pm
I have some Euphrobia obesa female X E.symetrica male seed I can send in, is anyone interested in this cross ?,
Thanks for the offer Tina.
I would have been keen to add this (and any other Euphorbia seeds) to my request a few weeks ago when I asked for various other seed pool offerings.
Having just ordered 9 species of Euphorbia from Koehres, at the moment I wouldn't make a request specially for it.
If I was to make another seed pool request in a few months time, and this hybrid was listed, I would almost be certain to add it to my order.

On a related note, I have Echeveria laui seeds available (hand pollinated, extremely unlikely not to be true), would these be of interest for the pool? I grew the plants from seeds from the pool (or from Aiko?) about 4 years ago, so it seems right and proper to pay back in!
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