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A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 12:16:19 »
Hello All,
              I've been away for a while and in my travels I had a chance to visit Uncle Chorn's Cabin, a nursery over there. What I saw took my breath away!
Unfortunately after a few hundred photo's my camera battery went flat before I got pictures of the best stuff in his separate house for breeding quality plants. Anyway it is an excuse to go back again sometime because what I didn't photograph was the best!
Enjoy!

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 12:18:03 »
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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 13:03:56 »
It was amazing there. I now call Thailand 'habitat for cultivars'!
There are Ariocarpus and more to come...






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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 16:05:35 »
Very impressive Simon, thanks for sharing! The pictures are very fascinating and inspiring.
Were you able to bring any seeds or plants home with you?
Dan

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 16:50:23 »
some great plants...!

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 20:28:29 »
impressive plants, and good photos!
how big are the myrios on the on the 5th photo?

thanks
Carlo & Daniele

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 20:59:25 »
Hi Simon, wonderful plants...THANKS for sharing.
Picasa Web Albums - marazz53's plants

https://picasaweb.google.com/105945602304263303651

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 21:06:12 »
Wow, makes me feel like to go there.....an buy.....

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 - 22:25:13 »
great pictures ! thanks for sharing !

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 05 April 2012 - 10:59:48 »
Hi and thanks.
C+D... The myrios at the back were close to a meter tall. Average was about 50-60cm, the one front corner was around 35cm. They used big gravel top dressing which makes the plants look smaller.
Dan .. Bit of a sad story there. The recent floods there were 260cm deep and even though the whole nursery was set on walkways about 120cm and the bench level was probably at 220cm lots of stock was damaged. The young bloke who showed me around told me many plants were forty years old and planted by his grandfather. Loosing so many had been hard for him. He said at night the plants he was able to raise higher than flood level had become islands, the hungry rats swam in and ate holes in MANY plants. There was also heaps of water snails that had damaged things too. I'll show some photos of the damage later because, even though I have lost some amazing stuff over the years, I felt like I was lucky compared to the absolute sacrilege that had occurred there.
So anyway he had lots of empty benches and needed all his seed for re-population. He was very generous with seeds from some beautiful things but clearly there was not much to spare.

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 05 April 2012 - 11:41:44 »
I am very happy to have nice things to show so please excuse if I put lots of pictures..






Some gymnos







Euphorbia unispina

E.grusonii cv. brevispinus




Euphorbia abdelkari





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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 05 April 2012 - 21:00:24 »
some wonderful plants there. you can see a hard long work.. some are real beauties!

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #13 on: Friday, 06 April 2012 - 08:36:49 »
Very very nice - those myrtillocactus cristates are amazing. Keep the pictures coming (:
Dan

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #14 on: Friday, 06 April 2012 - 22:09:40 »
beautiful report Simon..!!!

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #15 on: Saturday, 07 April 2012 - 11:43:56 »
Yes it's true the plants were exceptional. It shows what generations of work can achieve...
Some tricostatum...

Even the offset is tricostatum!











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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #16 on: Saturday, 07 April 2012 - 12:01:33 »
Too many pictures, I know...









Ariocarpus cv. latus.....I like!




Same plant different light.










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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #17 on: Saturday, 07 April 2012 - 13:16:33 »
amazing plants simon  ;)

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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 - 11:41:28 »
Spineless stenocactus

Sansiveria cylindrica














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Re: A visit to a nursey in Thailand
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 - 20:56:28 »
my eyes hurt ....to much beauty .....I must go there.

 

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