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.

2 comments:

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

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