Hello from Roma

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GiacomoP
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Hello from Roma

Post by GiacomoP » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:32 pm

Hi All,
few lines to introduce myself.
I am 62 and I am a biologist by profession and I cultivate succulents since I was 10. Unfortunately, due to my job, I have little to time to dedicate to my plants, never the less, I like to read and being updated with any news in the field. I have many of succulents of which, I regret for that, I could take care with discontinuous intensity. The only good thing of 2020 was the fact that I had time to repot my all my neglected collection. I am fond of South African succulents and bulbs. I cultivate many mesembs, but mainly Conophytum and Lithops. I appreciate a lot some little charming bulbs like Ornithogalum, Massonia, Lachenalia and AlbuIa.
Last but not least, I have a special interest in Bulbines of which I am trying to regrow my, unfortunately, lost collection. I live in Rome, Italy, where the climate is nice for plants and humans; sometimes too hot, for both, in summer.
Warm regards
Giacomo
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el48tel
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Re: Hello from Roma

Post by el48tel » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:45 pm

Welcome Giacomo to the forum
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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juster
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Re: Hello from Roma

Post by juster » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:27 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Your climate must be rather different to ours and so will be interesting to hear about your plants. :welc:
Croydon Branch member, growing mainly cacti and Echeverias
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Tina
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Re: Hello from Roma

Post by Tina » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:05 pm

Welcome to the forum,
lovely place to live.
Tina

varied collection of succulents and cacti but I especially like Euphorbia's and variegated agaves.

Bucks, UK
Branch co-ordinator Northampton & Mk Branch
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