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PostSubject: Cactus and Succulent Show Mt Cootha.   Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:14 pm

Is any one going to the Cactus and Succulent Show at Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens, on the 8th and 9th June next week?
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus and Succulent Show Mt Cootha.   Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:00 am

Nope. bit too far for me mate, but a few pics would be awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Cactus and Succulent Show Mt Cootha.   Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:10 pm

I went along this morning. Didn't take a camera. I don't think I will go next year as I have been disappointed in the roots of the plants (see whinging at the end of the post...)

Got there about 9:10 - the show opened at 9. Cruised around the show side pretty quickly and then went to the sales tables - it was fairly packed there at the time. Can't comment on the non cactus offerings, but there was a faiirly large range of cacti on offer.

I was aiming to extend the rarity fo the collection this year, rather than the quantity - picked up a few Ariocarpus, an O denegrii, saw some small Strombocactus Disciformus, passed over a Discocactus Horstii and then changed my mind, but it was too late by then.

There was a few melocactus with Cephaliums - I passed them over as it feels too much like cheating (same reason I skipped the D Horstii)

Didn't see any Ariocarpus Fissuratus, but I think they may have gone quickly. Didn't see any Astrophytum Caput Medusae either, but may have gone quick or I missed them.

Once I got home I decided I was fairly dissapointed in the plants I had bought. Almost all of them were overpotted, in a sandy, wet mix that with the weather we have been having probably would not have dried out for at least a month. A mamm plumosa had either no roots or very rotted roots. I had a problem with mealy bugs in last years plants, and one echnocereus had rot in the roots that it has only just recovered

I'm going to see Lester Meyers in a couple of weeks - I'll definitely take some photos there (if he is ok with it) and spend a few dollars....

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PostSubject: Re: Cactus and Succulent Show Mt Cootha.   Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:00 pm

Had a great week-end I bought a Caput Medusae, some Astrophytums and Ariocarpus, I will put some photos up later date. That not good that you where disapointed Cooky! It was a good place to expand my collection.Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cactus and Succulent Show Mt Cootha.   Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:05 pm

Glad you found what you were looking for jk, I suggest you check the roots of the plants you bought just in case.

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PostSubject: Re: Cactus and Succulent Show Mt Cootha.   Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:54 pm

Shall do!
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