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Cacti Alice Cooper style

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:11 pm

Cacti..... out for summer !
Cacti..... out for ever !
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A week ago the Cacti were in the loft awaiting the end of winter, but now they are brought down, potted up for a couple of weeks, before being planted out for summer. If frost threatens they'll have a fleece bag thrown over.

You wouldn't believe they had been in the loft in the dark for just under 6 months, would you :lol:
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Post by tropicalwon » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:55 pm

They look fantastic icon_salut

Amazing......Absolutely no light Dave? Sorry to sound doubtful, but I have difficulty growing bog standard ones on the window sill..... :lol:
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Post by Dave Brown » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:01 pm

tropicalwon wrote:They look fantastic icon_salut

Amazing......Absolutely no light Dave? Sorry to sound doubtful, but I have difficulty growing bog standard ones on the window sill..... :lol:
Have to be bone dry, but NO light at all Gray :ahhh!: I didn't believe it either. There is a member 'Chalkbrow' hasn't posted for quite a while, who's an expert on these, and he suggested it. Not only does he know his cacti stuff he's an ace photographer, worth looking up some of his posts if your interested.
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Post by cheshirepalms » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:03 pm

Have any cacti been left out in the ground overwinter?


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Post by Tom and Shell » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:04 pm

They are lovely Dave, surprising what they will put up with.
what's the pink one at the back called please?


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Post by Dave Brown » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:10 pm

cheshirepalms wrote:Have any cacti been left out in the ground overwinter?
A few are left out but the biggest is the Trichocerus pasacana
2013-04-07-11-53-10 Trichocerus pasacana.jpg
Tom and Shell wrote:They are lovely Dave, surprising what they will put up with.
what's the pink one at the back called please?
That is Ferocatus pilosus :wink:
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Post by cordyman » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:25 pm

a picture of health! icon_cheers


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Post by cheshirepalms » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:35 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
cheshirepalms wrote:Have any cacti been left out in the ground overwinter?
A few are left out but the biggest is the Trichocerus pasacana
2013-04-07-11-53-10 Trichocerus pasacana.jpg
Tom and Shell wrote:They are lovely Dave, surprising what they will put up with.
what's the pink one at the back called please?
That is Ferocatus pilosus :wink:
Looks great, whats the minimum for it? Was it covered at all? I'm liking the idea allready! icon_salut


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Post by Dave Brown » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:11 am

cheshirepalms wrote:
Dave Brown wrote:
cheshirepalms wrote:Have any cacti been left out in the ground overwinter?
A few are left out but the biggest is the Trichocerus pasacana
Looks great, whats the minimum for it? Was it covered at all? I'm liking the idea already! icon_salut
Ihave been told they are good for -10C if kept very dry, but mine wasn't :ahhh!: It had a plastic bell cloche over the top, to keep rain off the but the sides were exposed to wet/snow. I covered the whole thing with a fleece bag in bad weather, but it is a pain, in more ways than one :lol: , to get off again. I think the constant high winds have helped keep it dry.

We are not out of the woods yet as if rot is going to show, it will probably be May :roll:
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Post by cheshirepalms » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:28 am

Fingers crossed its ok then. it looks good to me, maybe a bit on the pale side, but I presume that its due to the poor winter and early spring light levels you have had. Don't fancy getting spiked by something else is my only concern with this, fleecing agaves is not much fun. Then yesterday I tried to wrestle a yucca glorisia out if its pot for planting and lost out badly, in the end I had to smash a lovely terracotta chimney pot with a spade. :x


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Re: Cacti Alice Cooper style

Post by tropicalwon » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:58 am

Dave Brown wrote:There is a member 'Chalkbrow' hasn't posted for quite a while, who's an expert on these, and he suggested it. Not only does he know his cacti stuff he's an ace photographer, worth looking up some of his posts if your interested.
Had a browse through Chalkbrow posts; some lovely pics. Yes his knowledge of Cacti is great...but for now I'll stick with just the jungly plants.....& half dead window sill cacti....
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