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Cactuscity website

Postby Hari » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:08 am

I just stumbled upon a nice website by accident. Is this site maintained by one of the members of cactiguide.com?

The site is http://www.cactuscity.info/gallery.html

Very exquisite pictures and good reference material.

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Postby daiv » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:19 pm

Some really fine plants there.

If it is someone on the forum here, they've been holding out on us as I've not seen this link before. :o
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Postby Harriet » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:23 pm

Cool site, but from the copyright dates it appears that it has not been updated since 2008. Is it a German site? I don't recognize the language on the home page.

Whatever/whenever/whoever, the site has some lovely photographs!
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Postby Arjen » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:28 pm

I think it's very unlikely that it's someone here, they would have said so.

harriet, it's dutch. so it could be from the netherlands or belgium.
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Postby Buck Hemenway » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:59 pm

Harry? Who is it?
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Postby Hari » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:01 am

I finally got an email response from the owner of the cactuscity website. His name is Arno Gubbels. I am posting it here for all of you to see.

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Hello

Thank you for these compliments.
Well, I do speak and write a bit of English.
I'm living in the Netherlands, the lower part between Belgium and Germany.
I'm growing my cacti in a greenhouse, and I started the hobby at the windows
from our house.
My specialty are Matucana and other Peruvian cacti and Sulcorebutia.
Then there are a few Melocactus and a few others.
I know the site cactiguide.com. I don't have much spare time but I will
create an account on the site.
I'm self employed, so always busy.

Regards Arno Gubbels

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Postby Arjen » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:44 am

southern limburg eh? that's a beautiful part of the netherlands, I wonder if self employed means he earns a living from cacti..
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Postby daiv » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:48 pm

Neat!
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Yes you founs the owner

Postby Arno » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:10 pm

Hello

So here I am my self :lol:
Because of work I neglected my hobby a bit.
Its not the cacti I make my living with.
Working a lot, a wife an old car to restore and a dog, takes a lot of time. :wink:
And also on the website is some work to do.
A lot of new pictures, a guestbook that works again
And some other issues. And maybe an english version
But now in winter time, i do have some time left.

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Postby jenni » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:03 pm

Hi Arno, I am jealous of how neat and organized your plants are. Your pictures are great.
I've killed plants.

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Postby Arno » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:07 am

Thanks a lot.

But it's a lot of work. :|
And somtimes a cactus fades away or some insects come visit my greenhouse, but i don't take pictures from it.

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Postby daiv » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:08 am

Well glad to meet you! Feel free to announce any updates to your site on the forum here as you make them.

Lots of folks here would be interested I'm sure!

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Postby Ralf » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:52 pm

Arno, your collection looks very tidy and clean. Good job!
But which soil do you use? It looks like pure pumice. :-k
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Postby TimN » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:18 am

Awesome collection!
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