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PostSubject: The time has come...   Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:00 pm

...for this forum to enter its dormant stage, I guess. Time to clean the shelves and groom our plants, look out for new seed lists and plan the next season. Apart from Mammillaria plumosa, what other reasons to cheer are there for Mammillaria addicts till next spring?
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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:38 pm

Almost time, Fabiao, but I still have a few rhodantha ssp. and polythele ssp. in flower. Mind you with the level fo sun at the moment, the flowers hardly open.
But you are right, I have already moved my tender species (nivosa, mammillaris, guerreronis, beneckei and similar, and some late germinated seedlings) into a small polythene greehouse that sits inside my large greenhouse with an extra heater, so I can keep it at around 12C, whereas in a few weeks the main house will be down to 5C, currently winding down at 8C.

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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:37 am

My first M plumosa is in flower, just like several M hernadezii.

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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:44 pm

Here are some of the smaller M. hernandezii thanks to the sun of today in full flower.

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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:31 pm

Your hernandezii are well ahead of mine, Wiebe. I have buds, biut at this time of year they rarely come to anything. Do you have any tips for their cultivation? do you treat them differently somehow?

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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:49 pm

No special treatment but I keep my greenhouse much warmer than most of the other growers because of the Stapeliads in my collection. My minimum temperature is 14C. But even I need sunny days to get the flowers opened.

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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:29 pm

the photo of plumosa is something beautiful.
bravissimo...
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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:14 am

I do not know about you boys but it is business has usual for me over the winter.
I am half way through pricking out the seedlings that were sown at the start of this year and gapping up the seedlings from the pervious years to grow on.



Then it will be ordering seed, a list has already arrived from Jara Dohanlik and there are about 30 packets I am interested in. Seed sowing will start in December. There is box of plants to make up to send to Kew Gardens, and then I might consider repotting a few plants.

Plants in flower at the moment are....albilanata oaxacana TL 195 & ML 270, halbingeri TL 199, huitzilopochtli MZ 420, vetula gracilis P 461 & ' Darley Star ', columbiana AIAPS / GX 735 & schiedeana schiediana ML 149.
My small seedling of goodridgei, which came from Chris, 'looks' like it might be starting to produce flower buds but it is hard to say at this stage.

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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:43 pm

Apart from a rather confused M. schiedeana, the usual M. polythele and M. rhodantha / pringlei (is there really a way to tell them apart?) and several clones of M. muehlenpfordtii putting out a few flowers, I had a surprise awaiting me on the seedling quarters:



Mammillaria solisioides, sown 2008/07 from seed bought from SuccSeed as Mammillaria pectinifera subsp. solisioides and in desperate need of repotting.
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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:29 pm

I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to repot, if I were you. 3 years to flowering size fo that species is pretty good going! At least it would be in our un-sunny climate!

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PostSubject: Re: The time has come...   Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:18 pm

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