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Hello from new member

Post by Adrian W » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:27 pm


I've recently joined bcss. I've attended a couple of local (North Surrey) meetings and took myself down to the Croydon show last weekend, which I was mightily impressed with - needless to say, came away with a few specimens! I've been interested in cacti for years, but only started collecting them a year ago. Therefore am on a steep learning curve! At present I just want to collect as many examples of different genera as possible, too early to specialise I think. I didn't think I was interested in non-cacti, but I'm pretty much as equally hooked on other succulents too. I'm very impressed by the forum and the mine of information available from so many friendly people. As to be expected, I have a few ID's needed so expect some more posts very soon...


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Re: Hello from new member

Post by Mal » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:00 pm

Hi Adrian,:welc: A WARNING. once you start collecting cacti and other weeds you are well and truly hooked. regards Mal..
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Re: Hello from new member

Post by Sue » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:45 pm

:welc: Adrian. As Mal said they can be addictive. You have been warned:rofl:
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Re: Hello from new member

Post by Diane » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:17 pm

Hi Adrian, :welc: to the forum. You can't be all that far from me, I'm near North Cheam, and I attend Kingston branch, you'd be very welcome there too! You'll find lots of help here if you need it.
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Re: Hello from new member

Post by lenbell » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:02 am

:welc: to the forum, Adrian. Start specialising as soon as possible, cos there endless desirable genera to tempt you.
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Eriosyce; Euphorbias; Astros; Notos; Conos; Aloes; Agaves; Feros; Stenos; Echinocerei; Etc.; Etc.; ...
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Re: Hello from new member

Post by Tony R » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:10 am

:welc: to the Forum, Adrian.

Dartford Branch meetings might be a stone's throw away from you too - well, round the M25 - for a warm welcome.

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Re: Hello from new member

Post by Roger » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:08 am

:welc: to the forum Adrian
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Re: Hello from new member

Post by phil » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:26 am

Hi Adrian and a warm :welc: to the forum.
When you first start collecting it’s a good idea to just buy the plants that take your eye and not to get tied into specific genera too early. Favourites will eventually rise to the top.
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Favourites= Mexican miniatures.
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Re: Hello from new member

Post by Ray_M » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:56 am

Morning Adrian,welcome to the forum,take heed of all the above warnings but most of all,enjoy this great hobby.Good luck,cheers Ray.
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Re: Hello from new member

Post by Ray_in_Norfolk » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:53 pm

Welcome Adrian :welc:

Hope you've got or are getting a huuuuuuge greenhouse!!
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Growing cacti for over 50 years currently have mixed collection of about 600
Favourites: Echinopsis group (no hybrids!), Ferocactus, Gymnocalycium, Rebutia.....
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