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J-Cacti 2012

Postby Jens » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:20 pm

Hi, growing season for cacti is back to northern Germany too.
Here are some pictures of this week.
Eriosyce senilis (Np. gerocephala HH) 2012 April19-1.jpg
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Eriosyce senilis (Np. gerocephala HH) 2012 April19-4.jpg
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Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus v. jarmilae 2012 April19-1.jpg
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Turbinicarpus valdezianus Rog 2012 April19-2.jpg
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Postby majcka » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:44 pm

How come it already right season in north Germany and here isn't. We live much more further south. You know?!
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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby Jens » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:25 pm

Hi Maja , that is very sad, but it should be growing conditions in your place too 8-[ , shouldn´t it? What happend?

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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby majcka » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Jens wrote:What happend?


Very warm march and very cold april. That's what happend. But now I ordered some warmer weather and hope for the best. Thank you.
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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby tumamoc » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:35 pm

Very nice Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus. I like!

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Postby majcka » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:40 pm

tumamoc wrote:Very nice Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus. I like!


Of course. All of them are. Jens sorry I only moan, but I'll get used to the situation and in a few days will be in better mood.
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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby hoteidoc » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:36 pm

Just asked that same question @ a Gymno. pflanzii blossoming in central Alberta, Canada & mine aren't even showing buds. Reply was their daylight already longer than upstate NY. Same deal? :-k Love the senilis blossoms -- mine struggled mightily to get thru & a couple of spines still snagged blossoms so never fully opened :roll:
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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby hegar » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:41 am

Hello Jens,
I too do love your healthy looking Turbinicarpus plants.
Do you have a greenhouse or are you growing your plants on a window sill of a south facing window?
That Eriosyce senilis plant of yours does seem to have been around for a good number of years. Is that one of your first cacti or have you been growing them for a very long time?

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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby Arjen » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:04 am

jens, very beautiful plants and flowers!
With apologies to the late Professor C. D. Darlington the following misquotation springs to
mind ‘cactus taxonomy is the pursuit of the impossible by the incompetent’ - Fearn & Pearcy, Rebutia (1981)

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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby Jens » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:04 pm

Thank you all, yes it was a freaky kind of weather this spring. But usuallly I am leaving the bubble film inside the greenhouse until the mid-end of april so I didn´t have exceptionally many casualties this year (except some unloved melocactus seedlings ha ha ).
The Neoporteria buds developed in about 2-3 weeks to flowering size - it seems to depend on the overall size of the plant a little too since the smaller E. senilis are still on their way to flowering here. Many of the bigger ones I sadly inherited from a dear cactus friend named Helmut Huckstorf (HH) who passd away two years ago- I´d rather had him still around with all his old Eriosyce plants still in their original place....
GH in winter
GH 2012 Februar02-2.jpg
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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby hoteidoc » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:14 pm

Great set-up, Jens! Thanks so much for the view :D ! I'm renting old farmhouse with (godsend) glassed-in porch. I can appreciate losing a old cactus friend -- having any "old-time" master/istress, especially in plants is a treasure. I'm sure much of him is in you!
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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby majcka » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:43 pm

You got yourself a serious GH. Now I get it. No wonder you already have spring time.
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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby hoteidoc » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:05 pm

Maja - Do NOT refinance the house or rent out the kids! It's just like the Golden Barrels in your front yard! :roll:
Once bitten by the cactus collecting/growing bug, there is no known cure!
There's no 12 step programme for Cactaholics...so I shall just have to get some more!!

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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby majcka » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:42 pm

hoteidoc wrote:Maja - Do NOT refinance the house or rent out the kids! It's just like the Golden Barrels in your front yard! :roll:


I read this several times. I put it on on-line translator and still don't get what you're saying. ](*,)
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Re: J-Cacti 2012

Postby hoteidoc » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:52 pm

I will PM you.
Once bitten by the cactus collecting/growing bug, there is no known cure!
There's no 12 step programme for Cactaholics...so I shall just have to get some more!!


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