Arkham’s Blog

Lophophora williamsii
Passiflora incarnata | 'Maypop', 'Purple Passionflower', 'Wild Passion Vine'
Phalaris brachystachys | 'Confused Canary grass', 'Shortspike Canary grass'
Diplopterys cabrerana
Psychotria viridis | 'Chacruna'
Trichocereus bridgseii cactus

Here’s a sporadically-populated blog consisting of musings and updates (plus a few more self-indulgent posts too) written by the Arkham’s Botanical team…


15/03/19 – Don’t forget our available bundle offers!

Hi guys, Just a quick bundle offers reminder this time! Basically, don’t forget we’ve a number of cool special offer bundles still available in the store… The amount of each bundle that we have in stock varies greatly, so best take a look soon if you want to avoid missing out on a good bargain. […]

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05/03/19 – New products & shipping…

Hi guys, We’re still acclimatising to our ongoing relocation to Spain (don’t ask), but the good news is that we’re now able to ship orders from both Spain and the UK! This is true for approximately ninety percent of the products that we sell, which should rapidly increase once we can get the last few […]

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23/02/19 – Moved to Spain & Product Listings…

Hi guys! Well, it’s been a little while since our last post, so here’s an update on the recent happenings here at Arkham’s Botanical… First, a brief note on our recent (work-in-progress!) move to Spain. In line with our longer-term plans to establish a research garden for the fine species we supply, we’ve started to […]

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22/01/19 – Latest product listings & new resources!

Hey everyone, Here’s an update on this week’s news! We’ve not had a lot of free time to write new content (due to being in the progress of setting up a greatly expanded growing project in Spain), but did manage to post the final part of our handy Glossary of Gardening Terms, covering Q to […]

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14/01/19 – A few cactus photos from Spain

As we’re currently on the way to starting the next phase of our Spanish land plan (i.e. actually moving to Spain!), we’ve recently been back and forth arranging the logistics. Happily, it’s not all been hard work, as we managed to find the time for a brief visit to one of our favourite places, Barcelona’s […]

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31/12/18 – New Year’s Sale starts today!

Hey guys, Happy New Year! We hope it brings you good things and the world suddenly comes to its collective senses… Once again, we can’t thank you enough for your continued support – we’ve big plans for this year (more of which soon), so we hope you stick around for the ride! So, this is […]

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24/12/18 – Happy Christmas from Arkham’s!

Hi folks, Well, it’s that time of year again, so we’ll take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who’s supported us during the relatively short time which we’ve been in operation (not […]

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17/12/18 – New resources & listings added to the site!

Hi all, This is yet another of our “sorry, we promise we’ll be longer, more informative and more entertaining next time” posts! Hopefully everyone reading this is well and happy – here’s a short update on the latest resources and product listings which we’ve added to the website since our last post. Resource-wise, there’s our […]

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09/12/18 – New in the shop and on the website…

Hi everyone! Can’t believe it’s December already! You may have noticed that we’ve been keeping busy adding lots of new features, products (we’ve over 200 listings now!) and resources to the site recently. We’ve still got much more to come, but thought we should take the time to highlight some recent updates before we get […]

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07/12/18 – 48-hour flash sale!

Hi guys, Just a quick post to boast that we’ve now hit two hundred product listings in our store! It’s crazy, especially when you consider that there are still several hundred (thousand) more plant species that we’d love to be able to offer you (don’t worry, we’ll likely be adding those soon too). Anyway, as […]

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21/11/18 – Latest additions to the store…

Hey guys, We’re pretty busy working on expanding our range, this website and our ‘Shamanic Plants’ garden project, but wanted to quickly update you on the newest species and other offerings we’ve added to the store over the past week or so. Thinking about it, we’ve also published another plant-related image gallery (this time featuring […]

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13/11/18 – Shedloads of listings & resources added!

Hi all… This is only a brief post to let you know about all the new resources, product listings and other content we’ve recently added to the site. You may have noticed some of the following while browsing the site – we hope you find it useful and that we might perhaps be able to […]

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09/11/18 – 10% discount coupon for blog readers!

Hey everyone! Recently, we’ve been feeling generous, hence have been offering a few discount codes in several magazines and on social media. In the  interest of fair play (and community loyalty!), we thought we should be offering one to all of you lovely loyal readers of Arkham’s Blog too… How to claim your discount coupon […]

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05/11/18 – Lophophora & Trichocereus experiments

Hi everyone! This week, we thought we’d share a few sneaky shots from some of our UK cacti-growing experiments, showing the progress of some Lophophora and Trichocereus cactus seedlings. This post is definitely not to be considered as a guide on how to grow Lophophora cacti – nor on how to grow Trichocereus from seed […]

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02/11/18 – Mimosa hostilis (‘Jurema’) – baby seedling pictures

Hi everyone, We just took these pictures of one of our infant Mimosa hostilis (‘Jurema’) plants and thought we’d share them with you. It took a few attempts to successfully germinate the seed and get it past the seedling stage, but we got there in the end! As it happens, we’re hoping to start stocking […]

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20/10/18 – Arkham’s Botanical Video Trailer – Watch Online!

Hi folks, We have to admit we sometimes get a little bored here – waiting for plants to grow and your orders to come in! – so a while back we put together this short animated video trailer for the store. It’s a bit rough and ready, but then we couldn’t spare much more time […]

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12/10/18 – Salvia divinorum cuttings back in stock!

Hi everyone, Just a quick one today to let you know that we’ve a very limited amount of (the insanely difficult to obtain) Salvia divinorum cuttings back in stock! We know you’ll be pleased to hear this, given how much attention we’ve been getting over them. We’ve only five of each size of the Salvia […]

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08/10/18 – Phalaris aquatica AQ1 Root Photos

Hi guys, Today we noticed that we’ve not been paying enough attention to a small (but rapidly growing) patch of the much sought-after Phalaris aquatica AQ1 clone, which we left sitting on a windowsill… We realised this when we went to check on the Phalaris‘ water-level, only to discover that – since the plant’s last […]

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29/09/18 – Competitions & Special Offers page added!

Greetings fellow plant fans, As we do what we can to make our customers feel loved, we wanted to highlight our competitions and special offers page, collecting all of our amazing promotions! We’ve started things off with several prize draws (including the opportunity to win Trichocereus seeds each month simply by joining our mailing list!) […]

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24/09/18 – Australian Acacia Seed bonanza!

Hi all, 😀 This week, we’re rather excited to add more quality seed of a number of excellent Australian Acacia species to the Arkham’s Botanical store! We’ve not only got some fresh genetics of commonly appreciated favourites of the genus: Acacia acuminata (broad phyllodes) – The ‘Raspberry Jam Wattle’ Acacia acuminata (narrow phyllodes) – The […]

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20/09/18 – ‘Enhanced Takeaway Tek’ added!

Hi all, This is just a quick note to let you know that we’ve added the first draft of our new guide to the Cultivation section. We hope you find it useful – it’s an ‘Enhanced Takeaway Tek’ which we’ve found to offer greatly-improved germination rates over the previous/original version of the ‘Takeaway Tek’ that […]

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17/09/18 – New Lespedeza & Phalaris in stock!

Hi folks! We’ve recently added two nice new species to our shop – one Lespedeza seed type and one Phalaris… The honour of being the first Lespedeza species we’ve ever had for sale here goes to the rather lovely Lespedeza bicolor, a shrub which we’ve wanted to have a go at growing out for several […]

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13/09/18 – New Peyote seed varieties listed!

Hey everyone, Just to let you know that we’ve some new Peyote seed in stock! We’ve recently added a few more of our UK exclusives to the store – this time some lovely Mexican types of Lophophora williamsii  seeds. Hopefully it’s needless for us to say by now, but – as with all the seed […]

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23/08/18 – Recommended Cactus Books list added

Just a quick note to inform you that we’ve started a work-in-progress list of Recommended Cactus Books – hit us up if you have any suggestions we can add to make the list something useful to our community… 🙂 Cheers!   LIKE WHAT WE'RE ABOUT? SHARE THIS! BufferFacebookInstagramPinterestRedditTwitterWhatsApp

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17/08/18 – Latest Products section added…

We have now implemented a proper ‘Latest Products’ section to the site, which you can access from the main navigation menu (click or hover over the ‘Latest’ button). We’ve added this as several customers requested a more granular way of viewing our most recent items by category. So there you go! By way of demonstration, […]

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