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Essex Suculent Review

Post by Sheila » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:18 pm

Hi,

Just to let you know that the December issue of The Essex Succulent Review is now available at https://www.essexsucculentreview.org.uk/

I have something really special for you this time. I am including a whole series of drawings of Dorstenia by Phil Hughes (Lithos on the forum). Regular forum readers may well remember the drawings he posted on here some time ago which generated a lot of interest.

I have plenty more as well ranging from the perils of photographing plants in South Africa, Chris Rodgerson (ChrisR on the forum) to the perils of building a greenhouse in Essex, Chris Coombs (Cactus Kid).

Best wishes,

Sheila
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Re: Essex Suculent Review

Post by ragamala » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:55 pm

Sheila you beat me to it, I was going to say what an interesting and special edition this is! Excellent, all credit to you....
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Re: Essex Suculent Review

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:06 pm

Excellent indeed! What wonderful drawings. And all those great Rebutia photos! And those Conos, and, and...

Very impressive for a local magazine.
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Re: Essex Suculent Review

Post by Sheila » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:18 pm

Hi,

Local magazine? Well Essex today, tomorrow the world! Actually I am very pleased to be able to say that I do have subscribers from all over the world. :smile:

Best wishes

Sheila
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Re: Essex Suculent Review

Post by Tony R » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:48 pm

Yes, indeed, Sheila - local by name but global by nature.
Well done, on producing one of the best issues ever.

P.S. Reminds me that I owe you some 'script' :smile:
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Post by Paul in Essex » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:10 am

It is a beautifully put together publication with high quality pictures and articles, imo as good as any of the international society mags I have read. I simply don't know how you do it just on your own, Sheila.
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Re: Essex Suculent Review

Post by el48tel » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:53 am

WOW - what a wonderful publication to discover.
Thanks Sheila and your contributors - I've subscribed; I've downloaded the back numbers; I'm looking forward to reading the 19 issues
Beginning a new journey of discovery as I grow cactus seeds and offsets for the first time; discover all kinds of wonderful plants in Cactus Nurseries; just love Echinopsis
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Re: Essex Suculent Review

Post by Geoff Lovell » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:20 pm

Once again, Thank you Sheila.
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mixed collection but prefer succulents particularly caudiciforms.
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Re: Essex Suculent Review

Post by Sheila » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:34 pm

Hi again,

Thank you to everyone for your posts.

Of course I'm not really doing this all on my own – I couldn't do it at all if I didn't have people to write for me. So this is a good opportunity to thank everyone who has ever helped me with any article for the ESR.

There wouldn't be any point in doing it if there were no people to read it, so I would also like to thank everyone who reads the ESR, or has subscribed to it.

Best wishes,

Sheila
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Re: Essex Suculent Review

Post by conolady » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:09 pm

I agree with what the others here have said. It's a fab magazine and I always enjoy it. This month's was extra interesting and I loved the drawings. (But then I love dorstenias....Note to self: buy some more!)
First it was orchids, then, since c.2004, cacti and succulents. I'm into South African plants, mainly conos, lithops and haworhias, with a few cacti, especially 'posh' mamms, turbs and other smalls.
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