11th August: Three new uploads to the Shop were done on 9th, 10th, 11th August 2013, so check it out. Note that the Rebutia/Sulcorebutia upload is our biggest offering to date of these beautiful flowerers. The appropriate link is right there in each page of the Shop so you can check out the Library photos to see what each species flowers look like!
22th July, 2013: 219 species were added to our Library, all illustrated profusely, plus there were updates in many of the old library listings. That brings our Library to 1009 taxa now.
1th June 2013: Stay tuned for a series of exciting uploads starting soon. Also, many additions (of photos and species) will arrive in the Library just before the new Shop uploads begin. This is how it must be, Library items all in position before the new stock arrives in the Shop.
23st April, 2013: New Hours announced: Open Tuesday to Saturday, Closed Sunday & Monday.
21th March, 2013: New look website with all the old content plus minor new features.
New Year, 2013: A Java virus disabled the old website, meaning we lost some features while we built a new website on more modern software.
15th Sept, 2012: Installed a Calendar tab, find it above. Click on this to see if we are going to be open, what hours etc.
3rd Sep, 2012: The Library was expanded from 705 species to 790, (including lots of better photos of the earlier species). And the Shop had 450 new plants added, each with its unique no. and photo.
2nd Sep, 2012: The website got two new features: firstly, at the top of the Shop List you can now find links, by date, which will take you to just those species which had new offerings on that date. This is to save you having to search the whole list to see if there is anything new that interests you.
The other new feature, also at the top of the Shop List, enables you to select just those species that fall into a certain Indoor/Outdoor Capability range. This will save you from having to look at species that don’t suit your climate or conditions.
Our activity on Trade Me as desert_maniacs was struck a blow early in 2012 when Auctionitis software ceased trading. However, we are now working our way into a new software. So far our offerings are mostly dry goods, such as pots and potting mix, but, we will eventually get back with our more interesting auctions: rarities, one-off freaks, and old monsters from out in the Back Room, just like in the old days!!
Lastly, a Tip: the Library responds well to the Search box, but the Shop does not.
2010-2012: We had to move aside within our site to allow a Transpower trenching project to go through. One line of towers came down in November 2011, the other 3 lines of towers remained and so did we!
An explanation: The 'Not in the Library Yet' species is a workaround because the Shop doesn't accept species without a Library entry. This is because the Shop entry connects and refers to the Library entry, so it needs to be present. We put these new species in as 'Not in the Library Yet' in order to offer them in the Shop.