Been building a new Cactus house

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  1. Tetters

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    I prefer to avoid looking altogether - ugly little prickly monsters :smt083.....but they keep him happy:smt052
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Zigs, I thought of you when I saw this exhibit. I took the pic when visiting the Naples (Florida) Botanical Garden. They had an exhibit celebrating the artist Frida Kahlo. She apparently had cacti (among tropical blooming pllants) in her Mexican garden.
     
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    Uhm... I don't live in Oslo but on the north-west coast. If I wanted a long sailing trip, or even a long rowing trip, I might consider it, but not during the wet season thank you very much!
     
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    Cayuga ...You are just encouraging him now :rolleyes: honestly!! ;)
     
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    Zigs. Perfect lil sprout.. can’t wait to see it all grown up..;)

    Cayuga such a perfect display . Love the colors tot..as the cactus specimens are a sight to remember … great memories to share…
     
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    Cor, there's some good stuff there @Cayuga Morning :like:

    The 2 barrel cacti at the bottom can grow up to a tonne each :eek::cool::like:
     
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    Zigs I am a novice where cacti are concerned. But I appreciate your passion for them.
     
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    The Astrophytum I bought. You asked for it, @Zigs, so on your head be it:

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    Cheers Cayuga :)
     
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    They look good Droopy :)

    First one is a Myriostigma, i've only got a few of them.

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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Only a few, @Zigs? I have one specimen of four different-looking ones and am completely happy with that. Just hoping I'll manage to keep them alive. My track record for killing cacti is unbelieveable.
     
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    Zigs Young Pine

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    It's not one I've propagated so far, mainly grown Parodias, Opuntias and Mammillarias :)

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    I've managed to kill a few this winter :D



     
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    Great update videos..
     
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    Great videos Zigs
     
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    Cheers good people :)

    Captain Neem Oil and 3 seed grown cacti :)

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