Hello from Lancashire!

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Hello from Lancashire!

Post by J23 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:23 pm

Hello all. I've spent some time reading the forums, and I've been keen to get involved. Seems a bit more civilised than Facebook! :lol:

I've been a BCSS member for just over a year, and I am guilty of needing to reinstate this year. I've found the society, and it's members, very friendly and full of useful information. I've also found the hobby to be a particularly slippery slope! I've gone from a handful of succulents and cacti, to triple figures in about 18 months to 2 years. Slowly getting rid of most of my succulents to make way for more cacti. Second year of seed coming on well, and hoping to have a greenhouse up at some point this year, as I'm mostly a windowsill grower, with some larger stuff outside during summer. There's only so much window space, and daylight! I'm particularly keen on Astrophytum, Ariocarpus, Aztekium, Echinopsis, Epiphyllum, Rebutias, and Haworthias. Oddities, monstrose, cristate, and plants with large, or scented bloom.

Looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to, and learning as much as possible along the way. As I say, i find some of the more seasoned growers to be an absolute goldmine of information to a relative newcomer, and I must say the Manchester Branch are a very friendly bunch.

NW England based relative newcomer. Keen to learn!
A decent mix of mostly cacti, with some succulents.
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Re: Hello from Lancashire!

Post by juster » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:05 pm

Welcome to the Forum J, it seems that you have made a good start by going along to your local branch and I'm sure that you have acquired more plants there! Enjoy your plants!
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Re: Hello from Lancashire!

Post by el48tel » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:33 am

Welcome. Looks like you are hooked on the hobby and already enjoying what you are doing.
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 Lancashire!

Post by MattGibbs » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:59 pm

Glad to hear your positivity and that your enjoying branch activities there. Good luck with your seeds in the growing season!
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Re: Hello from Lancashire!

Post by Chez2 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:46 am

Hello. I'm more a succulent than cacti grower. We have the house windowsills full but like to grow most plants outside. We have a large polytunnel for the tender ones that can only be out for summer.
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