Dont be shy

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babytoes1956
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Re: Dont be shy

Post by babytoes1956 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:04 pm

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Greetings from a dreary grey Manchester. My name is John, and I am rekindling an old passion, as I return to the wonderful world of cacti and succulents. I'm trying my hand at Lithops, which I killed many years ago, but I am now armed with many cultivation guides that weren't readily available when I first attempted to care for them. I have planted these in a wonderful handmade planter from an artist in the Basque region of Spain. He grows tons of succulents and cacti, makes incredibly detailed botanical drawings, and raises Italian greyhounds.
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Re: Dont be shy

Post by juster » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:06 pm

Welcome to the Forum John, I'm sure you will find plenty to interest you here, good luck with your Lithops :welc:
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Re: Dont be shy

Post by babytoes1956 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:50 pm

juster wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Welcome to the Forum John, I'm sure you will find plenty to interest you here, good luck with your Lithops :welc:
Thanks Juster!

I spent part of last evening bidding on e-Bay Mesembs offered by a BCSS member, and had great success, winning 5 of 7 contests. Now I'll be adding some more Lithops, a Gibbaeum and a Lapidaria to my small collection.
Also read up on Lophophora thread, as I have two, and I was concerned about the amount of rain they have been getting outside. Mine have been getting so much rain in Manchester, that I have been worried about rotting them, despite assurances that they are hard to rot. I may bring them inside to a south windowsill and set an oscillating fan on them to evaporate some of the moisture.
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