Cacti so far this year


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We've had the tender plants indoors this winter while most of the hardier ones overwintered in the unheated potting shed. They survived the minus 7c we had with the help of some fleece. Unfortunately we had an outbreak of mealybugs on the indoor plants that we're still dealing with using Chuck Neem Oil and Meths :)

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Now most of the frost has passed we've moved them out to the polytunnel until we've finished construction of the new cactus house.

 
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Some of the flowering plants...

Rebutia pink lady

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Mammillaria duwei

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Mammillaria bocasana multilanata, these come in a few different colours.

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Rebutia fabrisii has started to flower :)

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Been sorting out the Sempervivums too. Last year when we realized we wouldn't be selling anything we planted all the pots into the beds to save on watering.

Potted up 7 named varieties so far.

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Got another today called "Big Sam"

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First flower on the Peanut cactus this year...

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And the Copiapoa tenuissima. These live in the Atacama desert where they get about 3mm of rain a year. They survive by using the sea mists that leave dew in the mornings. They minimise their exposure to the sun by leaning North towards it, so only the top gets full exposure.

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First flower on the Peanut cactus this year...

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And the Copiapoa tenuissima. These live in the Atacama desert where they get about 3mm of rain a year. They survive by using the sea mists that leave dew in the mornings. They minimise their exposure to the sun by leaning North towards it, so only the top gets full exposure.

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Do you think they know how much you love them? They seem perky!
 
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First time the Mammillaria hahniana has flowered :)

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And one of the Rebutia pink lady's pups has flowered too

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What beautiful cacti you have. I really want to go to the bedroom near the laptop, I heard they absorb bad energy

Glad you like them :)

I don't think there is physically such a thing as bad energy, let alone anything to absorb it :)
 
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