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Postby gardenboy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:23 pm

Hello everybody!

late twenties, writing my masters thesis, just started getting a cactus and succulent garden going.

so far only have one myrtillocactus geometrizans that i grew from a cutting, but been keeping my eyes peeled around town and found a few potential donors

hope to learn a lot while i'm here.
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Postby majcka » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:23 pm

Welcome here. You can bet that you will learn a lot here. If you choose to do so.

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Postby Jo » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:05 pm

I wonder how that come about..a guy straight from the Heart Of The Succulent World grows a cacti? :D
You can have almost all the mesembs of the world, all those cool geophytic gems..
Oh wait a always wants to grow those not indigenous.
Exotic plants, like cacti, fit the bill for you perfectly, I guess.

Warm welcome gardenboy! :wink:

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Postby CactusBoss » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:11 pm

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Postby gemhunter178 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:11 pm

Welcome! You CAN learn a lot here (as I found out :))
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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:45 pm

:hello2: Hello Gardenboy and Image to CactiGuide hope you enjoy it here.. :D
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Postby Arjen » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:33 am

With apologies to the late Professor C. D. Darlington the following misquotation springs to
mind ‘cactus taxonomy is the pursuit of the impossible by the incompetent’ - Fearn & Pearcy, Rebutia (1981)

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Postby daiv » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:23 pm

Hi! :D
All Cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are Cacti

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Postby gardenboy » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:39 pm

i do have a few succulents as well and they're mainly indigenous. a friendly neighbour actually gave me most of them. when i have a moment i'll try and id them all, but i do know that i have a few Carpobrotus edulis going.
anyways, thanks for all the welcomes!
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Postby hegar » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:02 pm

Welcome to the cactus forum. With that Myrtillocactus geometrizans you picked a fast growing and quite hardy giant type. I am sure, that you are going to increase your collection rapidly as most of us have. :)


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Postby Tony » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:35 pm

Hello Gardenboy!
Forget the dog...Beware of the plants!!!


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