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Post by rca » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:26 am

Hey Everybody,

I've been keeping cacti and the odd succulent for about 4 years and have ammassed quite a collection (so easy to get carried away!) I don't know that much of the theory behind growing cacti - so if anyone could mention a good book/journal/website for starting on I would appreciate it :razz: I'm a first year horticulture student and I am starting to get to grips with the science so would like to grow my knowledge on cacti too.

My main interests are in the small opuntias and mammillaria - but I can't actually pronounce that last one!

Nice to meet you all,
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Tony R
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Re: Hello!

Post by Tony R » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:45 am

Welcome to the Forum! You have good taste, two of my favourite genera too (see my signature panel :wink: ).
Tony Roberts
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Treasurer, Haworthia Society
Chairman, Tephrocactus Study Group
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(Gasteria, Mammillaria, small Opuntia, Cleistocactus and Sempervivum are my current special interests)
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Paul D
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Re: Hello!

Post by Paul D » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:58 am

Welcome rca :)
Paul in North-east Scotland (Grampian Branch BCSS)
National Collection Aylostera, Rebutia & Weingartia (inc. Sulcorebutia). Also growing a mixture including Ferocactus, Gymnocalycium, Mammillaria, Asclepiads, Lithops, Crassula, Adromischus, Gasteria, Haworthia.
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Re: Hello!

Post by juster » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:44 pm

Welcome to the Forum rca, I'm sure you will find plenty to interest you here. Most of us know how easy it is to acquire many plants! I wonder if you have seen the BCSS cultivation leaflets, as shown on the home page? these might be a good starting point for you.
Croydon Branch member, growing mainly cacti and Echeverias
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