Video tour instead of Open Day

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Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by Paul D » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:23 pm

As we've had to cancel our spring Open Day this year, I've made a video of the collection. It's filmed in HD and is on youtube. You may need to adjust the video settings (the cog icon, bottom right of the video) to get the best picture quality. Sorry about the wobbliness, I don't have wheels ;)
[youtube]https://youtu.be/FiG_elNGsqI[/youtube]
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by Redjimp » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:44 pm

Wow it's hard to take in the scope of what you have got there. I've subscribed in the hope of a few more Vids maybe pointing out some of the stand out plants .
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by AnTTun » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:39 pm

And you still have free space on tables... I'm impressed :)

BTW, what's in the bags at 4:51?

BTW2, am I wrong or you have some kind of (semi)automatic watering system?
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by MikeT » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:34 pm

Very impressive, Paul, well done.

It really is a mammoth undertaking to have such a National Collection.
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by Flayzerflay » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:00 pm

AnTTun wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:39 pm
And you still have free space on tables... I'm impressed :)
My thought as well, he has a sink and surface void of pots, many of us don't have room to put a cupa tea down anywhere :lol:
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by Flayzerflay » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:02 pm

Those tables look rather pro, did you make them or?
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by Paul D » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:52 pm

AnTTun wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:39 pm
And you still have free space on tables... I'm impressed :)

BTW, what's in the bags at 4:51?

BTW2, am I wrong or you have some kind of (semi)automatic watering system?
The bags (or baggies, I gather is the technical term :wink: ) have seeds planted in, which are a combination of those collected from some of my own plants, and plants I've not been able to find as cuttings, mainly from Mats Winberg & Kohres.
When I built the system two years ago I took a lot of good advice from Ralph. The system is very similar to his, in that each bench has a flood tray with an input valve and a drain. I have a MiniDos automatic feeder (same as Ralph's) which can take feed from concentrate and dose it into the water.
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Those tables look rather pro, did you make them or?
The benches are the ones from Polybuild, which come in kit form. Basically galvanised steel legs and aluminium beams that you bolt together yourself, then a plastic insert which is made by Staal Plast, a Danish company.
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by juster » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:37 pm

Fantastic tour Paul and a wonderful collection, really good to see, thanks!
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by AnTTun » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:32 pm

Paul, I assume 'baggies' are exposed to sun? If I'm right, there (that) is the reason why they seem white to me... what kind of bags are they if I'm right? I mean, if they are regular see-thru, seedlings would get cooked very soon...
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Re: Video tour instead of Open Day

Post by Paul D » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:44 pm

AnTTun wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:32 pm
Paul, I assume 'baggies' are exposed to sun? If I'm right, there (that) is the reason why they seem white to me... what kind of bags are they if I'm right? I mean, if they are regular see-thru, seedlings would get cooked very soon...
Yes, in full sun. They are Tesco tie-handle freezer bags, which are transparent but blue. I've been using them for a few years without problems.
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http://www.rebutia.org.uk
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