Being a beginner with a new and growing collection I guess it's about right that I start up a thred here rather than clog other parts of the forum with every new addition.
Keep in mind though that the flowering season just about are over here downunder, only cactuses I expect to still come out in bloom are the christmas cactuses.
Start up with my "free" cactuses growing outdoors and not under roof.
Temporary garden bed that I did in the last few weeks.
Half wine barrel with some cactuses and a triangle palm for shade that's been subjected to the elements for a few months now. One has grown quite a bit, one got sunburnt and one has been flowering constantly for well over a month now.
The day I planted them out in December
Flowering little Mammillaria Sheldonii in the wine barrel.
Small bed in the corner of my pool enclosure, everything there seems to grow like crazy.
Same spot around june/july last year.
Then for the ones living under roof at the moment.
Had to move my growing shelf the other day as they wasn't getting enough light so I lined them all up for a group photo. The 3 single pad opuntiads (2 O. cacanapa and one O. stricta) are currently rooting. The stricta will never be set free though as it's classed as a weed down here.
2 "ornamental" groups on the outdoor table. That grafted Gymno has been flowing constantly all summer and still has buds coming up aswell as offsets on every rib.
Repotted my O. microdasys the other day and spotted this new growth coming up. Didn't want to ruin my potting gloves with glochnids so I tested double gloving using some of the wife's surgical gloves, worked perfectly
2 pots of christmas cactuses underneath the awning.
Last year as one of them was out in bloom, at one stage it loked all white from a distance.
And the odd one out under the awning, a Burro's tail (Sedum morgaianum) that finally is starting to recover after a fall when the pot broke free from the hanger. Nearly reached the ground before it fell.
Notocactus buiningii, Lobivia ? and Mammillaria zeilmanniana.
That's it for now though there likely will be additions to the family tomorrow as the wife as agreed on allowing me a visit to the local cactus nursery
Edit: and one that I wish was in my yard but currently life's in a tree in the neighbours yard.
Flowered 3 times now in the last 2 months, first time it was atleast 10 flowers all at once.