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Winter test 2003: Individual participant card
Nr. 065 Yannick Gregorn
Celje ~ Slovenia

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Hello!
 
My name is Yannick Gregorn from Slovenia. I saw your page of winter hardy cactus. I am a collector of cactuses, in my collection is about 200 different species I have about 10 winter hard cactuses already planted in the garden. Last winter I had two and they survived a very cold winter without any protection (the lowest temperature was - 26C).
  1. Altitude of Celje is 244m
  2. Minimum temperature ever measured in Celje was -31C and Max. was +40C.
  3. Autumn, winter and spring are quite wet but in the summer we have very hot and dry weather.
Best regards
 
Yannick

 

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Our garden

Outdoors winter hardy cactus in the  rock garden (Opuntia).
The sticks are because of the cats

A daily report of temperature and wheatear has been recorded in the place where the plants are passing the winter [click here]
 
The test plants in their new home
  November 26 2003 I have received your cactuses. You will receive your pictures when it stops raining (I hope it will be soon), because I have planted them outside.
December 01 2003 Here are the pictures of your sample cactus, I planted them outside last week. I hope they will survive the winter.
Best regards   Yannick
February 15 2004 As you see the plants are still resisting, but I don't know what is happening with pediocactus despainii a brownish layer has covered some parts of cactus (as you see on the last picture). I hope everything is OK and this is just a result of cold weather if it is not please give me some instructions how to preserve the plant.
Minimum temp in January -15 C.
    May 17 2004
Hello!

Here is the picture of Pediocactus blooming.

Best regards
November 13 2004
I want to inform you that Sclerocactus and Pediocactus are still resisting except the snail had a small dinner

April 2005
I send you the last picture  of your Pediocactus despainii from  winter test:  they are both still alive and must inform you that the cactuses didn't have any protection during the winter and the lowest temperature in this winter was -25C, (the previous winter  it was -15C) and they weren't under snow cover. Thank you again for publishing my picture.

Best regards   Yannick

       
 
 
 
 
 
 

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