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Location : Chinnor, UK
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PostSubject: Out of the Dark....   Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:51 pm

We moved house in early December. During October and November I gradually packed away my plants into stackable trays (76 were used) and then on 5th December they were stacked on a lorry, transported to my new house and unloaded into the garage of the new house.
I kept a 3kw heater on a thermostat in the garage, but obviously light levels were low.
The new greenhouse was completed on March 16th, and then I started to build the staging completed by Friday 25th, and then tray by tray they were unpacked onto the staging.
One very light watering was done to the first set of plants unpacked, and despite the dark, the cold and the disruption look what I found today, just 2 weeks since they saw the light!

One of my M. hermosana plants opened its flowers, while another is in bud.

And M. sanchez-mejoradae also bursting forth.

I am just amazed at the resilience of these plants! and just in 7cm pots.

Chris43, moderator
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Location : Deutschland, Köln
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PostSubject: Re: Out of the Dark....   Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:14 pm

Good evening Chris,

congratulations on your move!
I always find it amazing how absolutely the cacti rest in the winter.
No water, no light, temperature just above the frost.

And then in spring, as if nothing had been done, buds, blossoms, growth! Wonderful!
Chris, all the best in the new house and all the best for your plants!

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PostSubject: Re: Out of the Dark....   Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:14 am

All the best in a new space!!!
Part of my collection rest in a little light, another part same place but without any light. I noticed that having a light is much better for future growth and especially flowering. So I'm always trying to put the best part of collection to that limited lighted space Very Happy
Very interested on your opinion!
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PostSubject: Re: Out of the Dark....   Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:07 pm

With housewarming, Chris!
Do more reporting, very interesting.
Sincerely, Vladimir.
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