Hello from East Yorkshire

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Andrewb53
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Hello from East Yorkshire

Post by Andrewb53 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:21 pm

Hello everyone

I'm Andrew and I have just joined the BCSS after lurking on the forum for a couple of weeks. I ahve a modest collection acquired from local garden centres and super markets, so of course no names. Here are a few pictures:
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1. Mamillaria?
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2. ??, Euphorbia?, C. strauiii?
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3. Echeveria?
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4. Ferocactus?
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5. ??
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6.??
I expect my collection will grow in the next few months and I am looking forward to sowing the seeds that came with my membership pack. And hopefully learning to identify my plants
Andrew

Just started with cacti and succulents looking forward to new discoveries.
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Re: Hello from East Yorkshire

Post by el48tel » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:08 pm

Hi Andrew
From one newbie to another.
I think #6 is Opuntia monacantha f. Monstruosa
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Re: Hello from East Yorkshire

Post by Chris in Leeds » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:16 pm

Welcome to the forum you are not far from hull that has some good growers and a good branch if you can get to the meetings
You don't have to be a member to go to a meeting and see what you think
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Re: Hello from East Yorkshire

Post by Andrewb53 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:22 pm

el48tel wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Hi Andrew
From one newbie to another.
I think #6 is Opuntia monacantha f. Monstruosa
Thank you I'll google it to get more info.
Andrew

Just started with cacti and succulents looking forward to new discoveries.
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Re: Hello from East Yorkshire

Post by Andrewb53 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:24 pm

Chris in Leeds wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Welcome to the forum you are not far from hull that has some good growers and a good branch if you can get to the meetings
You don't have to be a member to go to a meeting and see what you think
Thanks Chris, I selected York as my branch but Hull is about the same distance away and Leeds is not too fara away as well.
Andrew

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Re: Hello from East Yorkshire

Post by el48tel » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:10 am

Andrew
I think you'll find both York branch and Leeds branch most welcoming. They have both welcomed me. I live within easy reach of both and attend both but I am on the postal list of Leeds. Leeds has put together a most interesting list of meetings for next year and York is finalising its schedule. Leeds won't meet again until next year but York does have a meeting in November. It is worth contacting both branch secretaries for the prospectuses. Peter Smith in Leeds and John Galvin in York. The zone 3 page gives you access to the contact details.
I think you will find you will learn a lot from the knowledgeable folk at either ..... and I have found that they are most generous in their help.
Terry
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