Monday, 3 September 2012

British Cactus & Succulent Society National show.

It only happens every four years, so I have been looking forward to it all year.  The fact it was happened 3 days after we moved house, was not great timing, but my OH very kindly said I should go anyway.  It could not have been more suitable weather, the sun was shining for the first time in a while and even at 9.30am the hall was already warming up. 

The event consists of a show and a large plant sales area. This is only the second time I have attended and it amazes me how large some of the show plants are.  I think this agave was there last time, it is going to take years until mine are this size:

There were some nice variegated plants as well:

I liked this hybrid as well (sorry about the blurred photo):

It is rare to see manfredas, and this one was totally new to me, (another one for the list):

I always end up trying to photograph this aloe, only for it not to work:

The cacti were well represented as always:

This one was huge:

I was a little disappointed by the echeverias, this e. subridgida was the stand out plant in the group for me:

This dudleya caught my eye as well

There were lots of euphorbias:

As always at these shows, there is one plant you didn't know you needed.  This time it was pachypodium brevicaule.

Having seen it I went around the stalls until I managed to track one down.  Sadly it was no where near this size and was the most expensive plant I bought.  Can you spot it in my little box of plants:

I think I was very restrained given all my new available space.  I'll do another post on the echeveria agavoides 'romeo' (bottom left) and the hybrid agaves.


  1. You must have been in absolute heaven...and I showed great restraint.

  2. whats the varigated one in picture 2 I have one and want to name it