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by Aiko
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Free seeds / seed swap list
Replies: 202
Views: 127033

Re: Free seeds / seed swap list

Some things gone again or the last portion... I have the following species available for free to everyone, experienced or inexperienced: - Allium virginculae (one portion of 13 seeds left) - harvest of winter 2022 - Bowiea volubilis (one portion left) - harvest of winter 2021 - Dioanea muscipula, Ve...
by Aiko
Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Free seeds / seed swap list
Replies: 202
Views: 127033

Re: Free seeds / seed swap list

Another update. I have added a few things. More to follow later this year. I have the following species available for free to everyone, experienced or inexperienced: - Allium virginculae (one portion of 13 seeds left) - harvest of winter 2022 - Bowiea volubilis (one portion left) - harvest of winter...
by Aiko
Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: What Blue Cactus am I?
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: What Blue Cactus am I?

This group is among my favorites. They need much space for roots, much sun and regular watering in summer, fertilizers also suit fine. Fast grower in optimal conditions. And quite hardy, from experience. I have about 15 to 20 plants of Echinocactus platyacanthus / E. visnaga (what is the difference...
by Aiko
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Plants & flowers Orioncactus
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Plants & flowers Orioncactus

They look nice, all white and all. I don't think I could achieve that with the sun intensity up here.
How come there is green peeping through it? Have you been touching the plants too often, rubbing off the white?
by Aiko
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens

keith wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:47 pm If I had that nursery I would throw out ( fire-sale) half the plants and concentrate on what is making money
My guess is many of those plants are for seed production?
by Aiko
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Nes and his balcony of lame plants
Replies: 72
Views: 6346

Re: Nes and his balcony of lame plants

Good luck to you and your lame plants in Tucson!
Do you really need a greenhouse for you plants, up there? My view of Arizona is that it is dry and warm most of the year, so you should keep plants out.
by Aiko
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: British Show Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: British Show Rules

DaveW wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:50 pm I think most of us would consider the gardener should have got all of the credit?
I also think the horse that is doing all the jumping should get the Olympic medal, not the person riding on top of it.
by Aiko
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: How do you ship seed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1951

Re: How do you ship seed?

Or just try both. That is what I always do. You always run the risk the seeds from one source might not germinate. So if there is a species you really like to grow from seed, allow for multiple chances for yourself at once and buy from different sources. If one portion of seeds wil not germinate, th...
by Aiko
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: How do you ship seed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1951

Re: How do you ship seed?

Tom in Tucson wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:47 pm This is Volker Schädlich's web site, but his seed catalog is inactive.
It should be active again somewhere late November / early December. There will be an announcement for it well before that time on the website. It is a good source, so I can highly recommend it.
by Aiko
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: How do you ship seed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1951

Re: How do you ship seed?

jerrytheplater wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:39 am VoS I searched for him last Friday and found mention of him, but no site yet.
Are you looking for this: https://www.richtstatt.de/gymnos_v3/fie ... en&a=index?
by Aiko
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Nes and his balcony of lame plants
Replies: 72
Views: 6346

Re: Nes and his balcony of lame plants

I like your soil. Looks quite loamy. What is it?
by Aiko
Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Escobaria minima etc.
Replies: 151
Views: 47082

Re: Escobaria minima etc.

Those Epithelantha greggii look a bit yellowish. Is Epithelantha greggii in general less white than other Epithelanthas?
by Aiko
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Looking for Backebergia militaris
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Looking for Backebergia militaris

I would like plants or seeds of this as well, but I'm not sure anyone in Australia has any. I would love to be proven wrong. Well, the perfect time for you would be to ask this forum around October and November, when most of the European seed lists are being updated. I could always order this speci...
by Aiko
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Free seeds / seed swap list
Replies: 202
Views: 127033

Re: Free seeds / seed swap list

The Fraileas are now gong. Nothing added for the moment. I have the following species available for free to everyone, experienced or inexperienced: - Allium virginculae (one portion of 13 seeds left) - harvest of winter 2022 - Bowiea volubilis (one portion left) - harvest of winter 2021 - Dioanea mu...
by Aiko
Thu May 19, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”

Interesting. Looks a bit like Anacampseros glued on sticks!

But unfortunately Australian succulents are not easy to obtain. Maybe it will take a few decades for them to become more mainstream.