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AlanW
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Post by AlanW » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:12 pm

I started collecting mainly desert cacti again in 2016 after a gap of about 25 years. Back then I had around 150 but I had to dispose of them due to a house move & not having suitable space.

I look forward to participating in the forum but I have to admit I have forgotten (or never knew) a lot about care & cultivation of these fascinating plants
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Re: New member

Post by juster » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:09 pm

Welcome to the Forum Alan, I'm sure you will soon build up a collection again and you will find plenty of useful advice here. Enjoy your plants.
Croydon Branch member, growing mainly cacti and Echeverias
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Post by Aiko » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:12 pm

What plants do you currently have, and do you have a better suited growing space for them now?
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Post by AlanW » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:27 pm

juster wrote:Welcome to the Forum Alan, I'm sure you will soon build up a collection again and you will find plenty of useful advice here. Enjoy your plants.

Thank you Juster :grin:
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Post by AlanW » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Aiko wrote:What plants do you currently have, and do you have a better suited growing space for them now?
Hi Aiko

I have about 50 so far-too many to list here I think. But including:-

Astrophytum capricorne
Echinocactus grusoni
Echinocereus
Echinopsis several inc hybrids
Epiphylums
Espostoas
Ferocactus
Gymnocalyciums several
Hamatocactus
Lobivia several
Mammallaria several
Melocactus
Notocactus
Opuntia violacea
Stenocactus
Parodia several
Rebutia several
Thelocactus

I have to share a greenhouse with my wife's fuschia collection at the moment. But I received a large cold frame as a Christmas present which I intend to convert into a 2 tier mini greenhouse in the spring so that will help.
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