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daisy dukes


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25/03/2012 19:12

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I remember there was an article in The Living Magazine last year about a chap who is some kind of cacti expert, i think he lives in Lapta, or maybe Alsancak...has a little goatee....Anyway, if anyone knows how i could reach him, i'd be most grateful.



DD



rowlo



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25/03/2012 20:15

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daisy , dont go there , hes a pxxxk , roflmao ,



Woodspeckie


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25/03/2012 20:21

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daisy. In Esentepe there is a large display of Cacti outside a house at the back of the big church, I don't know if an expert lives there but there certainly are lots of big Cacti, I take a picture of them every year I can't resist the lovely display.



Nannykathleen


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25/03/2012 20:38

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What do you need to know? There may be other people that know a bit about cacti, and I for one would be interested in a chat about them.



Enchanted


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25/03/2012 20:56

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While I wouldn't say I was an expert, I do have a large Cactus garden, What can I help you with Daisy?



Jeannie


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DD - does he also have a little dogee, as well as a little goatee?



Sorry Sam - couldn't resist it



daisy dukes


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26/03/2012 06:52

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Thanks everyone for answering. Basically, i look after a garden that has a fairly large cacti rockery and some of the cacti are extemely large and have become somewhat dangerous and are in need of a definite pruning, but i am unsure of the best way to do this. Also, the weeds are almost impossible to get at, without causing myself injuries, (i have already got a fair amount of stabs to my face). Also there are lots of new babies appearing which need to come out so i need to know the best way to control them.



Enchanted...if i can locate this chap, i will try to organise some sort of group chat with him as i am sure there are a lot of folk who could benefit from this.

Jeannie...no idea if he has a dogee...lol



DD



truffles808


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26/03/2012 08:12

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You can browse the archive issues of the living magazine online. If you can remember what the front cover looked like - save you a bit of time!



http://www.livingmagazinecyprus.com/archive.html



Agobard


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26/03/2012 08:37

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No need to bother about this one, I've spoken to Daisy Dukes. The cactus specialist, for anybody else who is interested, is Hikmet Ulušam. His placr is in Lapta, on the right hand side of the main road up to Başpinar by the turning to Anastasia.



truffles808


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26/03/2012 08:41

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Found the article for those who may be interested in reading it.



http://www.livingmagazinecyprus.com/sitedata/magazines/issue33/Default.html



dippersgirl



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26/03/2012 12:19

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Downloaded fine, but all the inside pages were blank



daisy dukes


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You have to wait a bit for the pages to load dippersgirl





DD



cookie49


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26/03/2012 21:33

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daisy, first of all snip the sharp ends off the cacti with a pair of secateurs, then you won't get stabbed. then next, take a saw and start to remove the bottom arms of the cacti (in the same way you would remove leaves from a palm) until you have achieved the shape you want. next, and you may have to dig some soil away, get down and just saw or twist the suckers off. hopefully by then, the cacti will be less dangerous! and also have a nice shape. hope this helps.



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