Hello from West London

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WayneM
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Hello from West London

Post by WayneM » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:40 pm

Hello I'm Wayne, I live very near Heathrow Airport.

I've always had a appreciation of succulents and spikies growing them for a number of years , and have learnt alot from my friend ChrisG who has a amazing collection and garden . I also see Chez is a member here , who I know from growing Brugmansias. Two years ago I decided to build a sloping bed to finally have a home for my few Agaves, Yuccas, and succulent plants. It's in its 2nd year and filling out nicely, in fact I just wish I went larger :lol

I'm particularly fond of Echeveria Agavoides, amongst others. and look forward to learning and sharing photos here on the forum.

Roll on springtime!
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Re: Hello from West London

Post by rodsmith » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:57 am

Welcome to the forum, Wayne. Looks like you've got an interesting collection in a sunny part of your garden.
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Growing a mixed collection of cacti & other succulents; mainly smaller species with a current emphasis on lithops & conophytum.
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Post by el48tel » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:08 am

Welcome.
Fine display!
Continuing a journey of discovery as I grow cactus seeds and offsets, and discover all kinds of wonderful plants in Cactus Nurseries. Just love Echinopsis, Lithops, Aeoniums and Gymnocalycium .... and....and .... now discovering Rebutia (thought I'd never bother having lost one a winter ago) and Sulcorebutia and Aylostera .... from where did those Echinocereus plants arrive?
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Re: Hello from West London

Post by Chez2 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:08 am

Oh hello Wayne. It is me, I'm the same Chez / Cheryl. How did you know I was the same person?

The brug you kindly gave me is still going well. I have given away lots of cuttings and a plant from it.

Are you planning on growing cold hardy cacti and succulents or tender ones too? I look forward to chatting to you again soon.
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Post by conolady » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:49 pm

Welcome, welcome!
First it was orchids, then, since c.2001, cacti and succulents. I'm into South African plants, mainly conos, lithops and haworthias, with a few cacti, especially 'posh' mamms, turbs and other smalls.
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Re: Hello from West London

Post by WayneM » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:27 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, and hello Cheryl once again.

I've had a interest in spikies since seeing them on holidays abroad . I have a thing for anything with a bluish hue, and who wouldn't be gobsmacked by the symmetry of a succulent rosette. I'm not yet gone over to the dark side of cacti, but there's time yet.

Wayne
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Re: Hello from West London

Post by Chez2 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:31 am

We joined to learn more about cold hardy succulents but have been seduced into buying lots of tender succulents and some cacti. Hubby has ordered quite a few cacti seeds and has sown a lot already. Let me know what sort of plants you are looking for and I will send you something if we have anything you may like.
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Re: Hello from West London

Post by Chez2 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:55 am

WayneM wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Thanks for the warm welcome, and hello Cheryl once again.

I've had a interest in spikies since seeing them on holidays abroad . I have a thing for anything with a bluish hue, and who wouldn't be gobsmacked by the symmetry of a succulent rosette. I'm not yet gone over to the dark side of cacti, but there's time yet.

Wayne
Hi Wayne, I have received an email notification of a pm from you asking what plants I grow. When I go in to my pms it says there aren't any. I don't think I still have your email address. I didn't want you to think I'm ignoring you.
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