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Cactus World

Post by ragamala » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:00 am

Congratulation and thanks to all responsible for getting the March Cactus World out in timely fashion, and with an interesting range of contents.

But it should carry a health warning. Do not open if you are prone to attacks of jealousy. The pages on David Quail's greenhouse and garden will leave you gasping for breath.
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Re: Cactus World

Post by ralphrmartin » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:26 pm

He's certainly got an awesome collection of plants!
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Re: Cactus World

Post by rodsmith » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:42 pm

Yes, a huge spread with loads of photos and descriptions. It all looks very impressive - must be a full time job keeping it in order.
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Growing a mixed collection of cacti & other succulents; mainly smaller species with a current emphasis on lithops & conophytum.
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Re: Cactus World

Post by Chris in Leeds » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:29 pm

And a lot more pictures and information on the website somewhere it says on some articles
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Re: Cactus World

Post by BryanW » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:22 pm

It's my first ever copy of Cactus World and I must say I'm very impressed with it, I'm looking forward to finding a few hours to read it properly. I'm too scared to look at the pictures of plants though in case it creates an outbreak of emptiusbankaccountii :lol:
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Re: Cactus World

Post by jfabiao » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:25 am

I'm glad to report my issue arrived yesterday. :)
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Re: Cactus World

Post by juster » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:11 am

A most enjoyable issue and I was also left completely amazed by David's beautiful collection, although I'm not sure I could look after quite so many plants, so not envious! I also enjoyed John Pilbeam's lovely tribute to Derek, plus the photo of them together in earlier years. Peter Berresford's item about BCSS speakers is also interesting; we are certainly very fortunate to have such a pool of good dedicated speakers ready to travel around without charging a fee. Well done to the Journal Team.
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Re: Cactus World

Post by Paul D » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:16 pm

Sadly no sign of mine yet.

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Re: Cactus World

Post by Rob » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:20 pm

No sign of CW here either.
But the associate's mailing arrived yesterday.
Out of interest anyone know if they start off from the same point?
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Re: Cactus World

Post by David_K » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:06 pm

No, Associates mail is sent out by Peter Bint from Manchester. He gets a supply of all the inserts direct from the printers. The journals are sent via a mailing house who have to collate, pack and mail them. Peter does a very good job "behind the scenes" keeping associates up to date.
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