Any other spring chickens?

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Any other spring chickens?

Post by aloedanielo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:15 pm

Hi! I’m 24 and have been passionately growing cacti since I was 18!

Currently living in the Peak District between Sheffield and Manchester but I’m originally from Hampshire.

My collection focus is growing more and more towards echeverias and tricho or other columnar cereus types with a few aloe, aeonium and agave thrown in.

Anyone else here that’s under 30? I don’t know a single person my age who’s interested in plants let alone cacti/succulents :cry: I always have loads of plant pups to give away but never any good homes for them.
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Re: Any other spring chickens?

Post by el48tel » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:03 am

Hi and welcome.
I'm a newbie enthusiast but an oldie by age ... and understand what you are saying. This issue has been raised as a thread elsewhere on the forum.
I often visit AbbeyBrook Cactus Nursery in Darley Dale when I am in the area ..... and often see people of the teen to forty group .... don't get too despondent.
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: Any other spring chickens?

Post by brianc » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:56 am

Hi and welcome.
I am sure 98 per cent of the forum would love to have your problem.
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Re: Any other spring chickens?

Post by MikeT » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:34 pm

aloedanielo wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Anyone else here that’s under 30? I don’t know a single person my age who’s interested in plants let alone cacti/succulents
As the quote says, "You are not alone".

There are several regulars at Sheffield branch meetings who are under 30.
35 years ago, so was I (just).
You should be getting a Sheffield Branch programme by email or through the post in a few weeks time. Our final meeting of 2019 on Friday 14th is our AGM & branch social, so the one meeting of the year without plants. Most meetings there are plants for sale (including cold hardy), so worth noting the second Friday of each month in your diary for next year.
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Re: Any other spring chickens?

Post by Aiko » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:47 pm

At succulent fairs I see many visitors that are in their twenties or thirties.
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Re: Any other spring chickens?

Post by aloedanielo » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:57 pm

brianc wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:56 am
Hi and welcome.
I am sure 98 per cent of the forum would love to have your problem.
(tu) :lol: :lol: Believe me 24 feels VERY old!!
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Re: Any other spring chickens?

Post by aloedanielo » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:59 pm

Thanks Mike - 2nd fridays noted :)

Aike - what's a succulent fair and how do I find them? This sounds amazing! :grin:
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Post by Aiko » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:41 pm

aloedanielo wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Thanks Mike - 2nd fridays noted :)

Aike - what's a succulent fair and how do I find them? This sounds amazing! :grin:
It's a fair where they sell plants. Much cheaper and much much much more interesting plants than any garden centre will offer.

I am sure they are being advertised in the BCSS / Cactusworld journal or on the website: http://society.bcss.org.uk/index.php/ca ... vents.html

If you live not far from the Belgium border, you might like to put the ELK in the second weekend of September high on your list to visit.
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Re: Any other spring chickens?

Post by Kees » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:47 pm

When I was a spring chicken there was no internet. Books in the library and experienced growers being the only source of information available.
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Re: Any other spring chickens?

Post by NickHitchcock » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:51 pm

Both of my boys are BCSS members and attend the meetings, they are both 13 and are slowly enlarging their collection.
Northampton and MK member

New to all things succulent and Cacti, learning that it's not as easy as I thought.
Loving every minute at the moment.
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