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Zigs
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Hello Everyone

Post by Zigs » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:09 pm

My name is Ziggy :smile:

I live near the A2 in Kent and have been growing Cacti for about 8 years 🌵

Look forward to meeting you all :smile:
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by el48tel » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:15 pm

Welcome to the forum Ziggy
Endeavouring to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs.
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by juster » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:15 pm

Welcome to the Forum Ziggy!
Croydon Branch member, growing mainly cacti and Echeverias
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by MatDz » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:12 am

Nice collection, definitely matching my taste for globular cacti! I also appreciate the odd C. 'Gollum' in between all the cacti :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by rodsmith » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:34 am

Welcome to the forum, Ziggy. A very nice collection - and I love the accompanying soundtrack. :smile:
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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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Zigs
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by Zigs » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:33 pm

Thank you for the lovely welcome everyone :smile:
rodsmith wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:34 am
Welcome to the forum, Ziggy. A very nice collection - and I love the accompanying soundtrack. :smile:
Glad you like the music Rodsmith, some didn't :grin:
MatDz wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:12 am
Nice collection, definitely matching my taste for globular cacti! I also appreciate the odd C. 'Gollum' in between all the cacti :mrgreen:
The Mrs is looking after the Gollum now MatDz :grin:
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by Chris in Leeds » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:45 pm

Welcome to the forum
There are some good growers in Kent and of course Kent cacti and John Pilbeam
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by Zigs » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:31 pm

Chris in Leeds wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:45 pm
Welcome to the forum
There are some good growers in Kent and of course Kent cacti and John Pilbeam
Cheers Chris :smile:

Thanks for the heads up. I've only lived in Kent for 2 years so only had a year to explore before lockdown.
We'd been to The Secret Garden Centre at Birchington, got some good plants but not a single label to be seen.
Apart from that we've been getting a few plants from local nurseries and from ebay.

Got several pots of seedlings on the go at the moment and have just started digging the footings for a dedicated cacti house (9.5 metres by 3)
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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by Stuart » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:15 pm

Hopefully, there'll be a cactus mart at Herne Bay just up the road from you next April if all's OK by then.

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Re: Hello Everyone

Post by Zigs » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:56 pm

Stuart wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:15 pm
Hopefully, there'll be a cactus mart at Herne Bay just up the road from you next April if all's OK by then.

Stuart
Cheers Stuart, I'll look forward to it. Hope there's a vaccine by then :smile:
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