HomeGalleryFAQRegisterLog in
Latest topics
» Romanian Online Journal - Xerophilia
by eduart Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:42 am

» Problem with cacti
by nzivanovic Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:58 pm

» Free continual trading thread
by chris86 Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:54 pm

» Nooker gone aussie
by Jackdaripper Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:40 am

» Newbie here, received a few succulents as a gift. Would love some help identifying them so I can research how to care for them!
by SneakyCuttlefish Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:08 am

» What is it?
by SneakyCuttlefish Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:07 am


Share | 
 

 Starting a new collection

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
molochoz



Number of posts : 3
Location : Sydney
Registration date : 2012-05-27

PostSubject: Starting a new collection   Sun May 27, 2012 9:06 pm

Hi everyone,

I would like to know where in Sydney is the best place to buy some new plants. I am mainly after some Gymnocalycium spp. and Astrophytum spp. I am starting my collection and as well as sawing some seeds I would like to get some advanced plants too.

Thank you
Back to top Go down
Hellonasty
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1824
Location : NSW
Registration date : 2008-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Mon May 28, 2012 10:04 am

The best retail type place in the Sydney area is probably Hamiltons world of cacti in Llandilo.


P.s I'm going to move this to a better home Smile

_________________

My Cacti Blog, please come visit me.

http://astrophytum-and-friends.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down
SnowFella
Calm and Collected


Number of posts : 218
Location : Sydney, NSW
Registration date : 2010-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Mon May 28, 2012 2:44 pm

I'd also have to tip a hat towards Flower Power, generally not much of a choice there but from time to time they have some gems for sale. You will find stuff there that I've never found at Hamiltons.

Last visit there saw me come home with some goodies.


Back to top Go down
molochoz



Number of posts : 3
Location : Sydney
Registration date : 2012-05-27

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:33 pm

Thanks gus,

I am will be going to Hamilton's this coming Monday. I cant wait.

Thanks again
Back to top Go down
cactuscook
Moderator
avatar

Number of posts : 737
Location : Adelaide
Registration date : 2010-04-29

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:50 pm

Take some photos if you can would be nice to see. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
SnowFella
Calm and Collected


Number of posts : 218
Location : Sydney, NSW
Registration date : 2010-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:44 pm

This coming Monday as in today or next Monday? Wondering just because Hamiltons generally are closed on public holidays, wouldn't want you to head out there just to find the gate closed.
Back to top Go down
IXOXI
Cereus about Cacti
avatar

Number of posts : 521
Location : Glenhaven, NSW
Registration date : 2011-12-08

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:23 pm

Hamilton's usually has a number of rare and unusual cacti, that are not in the main display area or the igloos. You have to inquire about those though. The really rare ones used to be in a locked cage in the main shop area, but recently some tosser stole the cage to get all the lophos that were in it.
Back to top Go down
http://www.cacticube.com
IXOXI
Cereus about Cacti
avatar

Number of posts : 521
Location : Glenhaven, NSW
Registration date : 2011-12-08

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:26 pm

Molochoz, another great place to get cacti is from The Cactus and Succulent Society of NSW. They do 2 shows a year, with massive plant sales. Next one is in October. Their monthly meetings also have plant sales before main part of the meeting, and I have gotten many good deals there, for both plants and seed.
Back to top Go down
http://www.cacticube.com
molochoz



Number of posts : 3
Location : Sydney
Registration date : 2012-05-27

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:10 pm

Thanks guys for all your input. The show in October is going to be on my list for sure. I must say that Hamilton's World was a bit of disapointment. I only bought one Stenocactus. Howver I saw a great collection of Lithops. Once again Thank you
Back to top Go down
IXOXI
Cereus about Cacti
avatar

Number of posts : 521
Location : Glenhaven, NSW
Registration date : 2011-12-08

PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:58 pm

You won't be disappointed with the October show. At some of the previous shows I have been able to buy some rare old plants, from people downsizing their collections (age, or moving etc). Through the Fall show I was able to buy almost a dozen cacti that were 25 years old, and an Ariocarpus that is at least 40 years old.
Back to top Go down
http://www.cacticube.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Starting a new collection   

Back to top Go down
 
Starting a new collection
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Starting my 1st Tarantula collection
» Tam's Collection
» Seed starting
» Visit collection Plein 2008
» part of my collection II

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Australian Cacti Forum :: - :: Trade and Sell-
Jump to: