Hello from Dewsbury.

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Stevepeat
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Hello from Dewsbury.

Post by Stevepeat » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:38 pm

Hello all! I’m Steve Peat and have been growing cacti in some form or other since I was a child growing up in Peru. I was involved in the Sheffield branch for a number of years, in the days when it was the NCSS, then spent 22 years as a missionary in Arequipa, Peru, until returning to the UK at the end of 2018. I had a fairly large collection of cacti and succulents which was often neglected due to work pressures. I now have a very few plants, on windowsills for the winter and a 6 foot square polythene unheated greenhouse made from wood scraps! When we eventually get our own place I hope to set up a proper greenhouse. Until then I have to make the most of our small rented house where I am just setting up a small propagator with LED lights so as to start off some seeds this winter. They will probably stay in their bags for the next year or so. Until lockdown, I had been going to the meetings of the Leeds BCSS branch.
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Re: Hello from Dewsbury.

Post by el48tel » Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:31 pm

Welcome Steve to the forum.
I too am looking forward to returning to the meetings at the Leeds branch if/when we return to some sense of normality.
Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, and attempting hybridisation.
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Re: Hello from Dewsbury.

Post by juster » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:36 pm

Welcome to the Forum Steve. I think we're all looking forward to more normal times and especially our branch meetings. :welc:
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Re: Hello from Dewsbury.

Post by rodsmith » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:02 am

Welcome to the forum, Steve.
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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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Re: Hello from Dewsbury.

Post by MikeT » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:57 am

Hi Steve

Good to see you on the forum. If you're looking for more plants, I'm sure I can help out next time you're in Sheffield. Though who knows when Dewsbury to Sheffield travel and meeting up will be possible?

I still have memories of experiencing an earthquake while repotting cacti in your greenhouse in Arequipa. Dewsbury should be geologically a bit less exciting.
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