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Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:38 pm
by Chez2
Hello, I / we joined the Sheffield branch of the society last month. I understand I can add my membership number somewhere to access all areas of the forum. Anyway, I'm Cheryl, my husband Andrew has joined too.

We live near the border of Sheffield and Rotherham, not far from Worksop.

I used to grow cacti and succulents as house plants as a child. Our garden has themed areas; tropical / exotic style, Mediterranean / arid and a more drought tolerant / arid style that was a cottage border two months ago.

We want to push the boundaries of what can be kept outside in terms of succulents, hence joining the society to learn more. Our garden is a south facing slope with well drained soil. Its an acre in size so it does differ in drainage and shelter.

I look forward to chatting to you soon.

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:33 am
by Tony R
Chez2 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Hello, I / we joined the Sheffield branch of the society last month. I understand I can add my membership number somewhere to access all areas of the forum. Anyway, I'm Cheryl, my husband Andrew has joined too.

Welcome to the Forum, Cheryl.

Yes, If you click on the Person Icon tab and select User Control Panel.
Then select the Usergroups tab and you can apply to 'join' the BCSS Members group.


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Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:10 am
by rodsmith
Welcome to the forum, Cheryl - and both of you to the society.

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:14 am
by juster
Welcome to the Forum Cheryl, it sounds as though you have some interesting projects in your garden. There are a number of Forum members who grow cacti and succulents out of doors, so I'm sure you will find plenty of guidance. Enjoy your plants and your garden.

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:40 pm
by MikeT
A reminder about Sheffield Branch Friday's meeting, Cheryl. The speaker is Ray Stephenson, always very knowledgeable and interesting, on succulents in Bulgaria and Morocco.

There will be lots of plants for sale, with some very well grown plants from a collection near Doncaster which has had to be broken up. Only a few of them more than 5 feet tall.

Traffic will be worse than usual with the Sheffield derby match at nearby Bramall Lane, see here

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:10 pm
by Chez2
Thanks for the intro everyone. Mike, did we meet on Friday? I sat at the back with my husband, next to Peter and Michelle.

We ended up buying more plants at the last two meetings and at Williams Cactus nursery. Hubby built me a 30 x 18 foot polytunnel this year to free up the house and outbuilding. Somehow the house windowsills have filled up again. :???: How did that happen? Our 'tunnel is full but we hope to plant some out next year.

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:20 pm
by Chez2
Tony R wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:33 am
Chez2 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Hello, I / we joined the Sheffield branch of the society last month. I understand I can add my membership number somewhere to access all areas of the forum. Anyway, I'm Cheryl, my husband Andrew has joined too.

Welcome to the Forum, Cheryl.

Yes, If you click on the Person Icon tab and select User Control Panel.
Then select the Usergroups tab and you can apply to 'join' the BCSS Members group.



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Hi Tony, I think I have followed the instructions correctly. What should I be able to see and do that I couldn't previously?

I seem to be logged in automatically but sometimes when I try to post it keeps asking me to log in. I'm already showing as being on line so I'm confused. Any idea if its me or just a glitch? Many thanks.

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:28 am
by MikeT
Chez2 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Thanks for the intro everyone. Mike, did we meet on Friday? I sat at the back with my husband, next to Peter and Michelle.
So we did see each other then. I was somewhat preoccupied with carrying loads of plants up at the start of the meeting, and setting up the screen for Ray's projector. I don't think you bought any of the auction plants then - did you get some of the fixed price ones? If you realise what a mistake it was failing to get a bargain 6ft+ Cleistocactus, I have a couple left over currently in my garage.
Chez2 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Hubby built me a 30 x 18 foot polytunnel this year to free up the house and outbuilding. Somehow the house windowsills have filled up again. How did that happen? Our 'tunnel is full but we hope to plant some out next year.
Polytunnels suffer from the same design fault as greenhouses and windowsills.
They're too small.

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:03 pm
by Chez2
Mike my husband helped carry the plants upstairs so I will have seen you.

We bought a £1 plant and two in the auction.

We joined to learn about adding to our outdoor collection of plants. The polytunnel is for growing from seed, raising young plants, overwintering plants and growing veg. We don't plan to keep a collection year round in the tunnel. I prefer them in the house so I can see them. We have blinds up to a lot of our windows so my plants aren't shut out in the cold at night.

Re: Hello from Rotherham / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:15 pm
by GregoryBulmer
Hi Cheryl,

Didn't get chance to speak to you at the meeting. I'm from Anston near Worksop/Rotherham so it's nice to hear of someone else nearby. Welcome to the forum!

Greg