South East Cactus Mart Saturday April 16th 2016

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South East Cactus Mart Saturday April 16th 2016

Postby apple » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:29 pm

South East Cactus Mart Saturday April 16th 2016 .
Swalecliffe Community Centre ,19 St Johns Road ,Whitstable,Kent,CT5 2QU.
Two large halls packed with top UK nurseries and sellers of Cacti and Succulents .
Open from 10am until 3pm.
Ample free parking all day at venue or in surrounding roads .
Adults £1 Children free .
Refreshments available all day.
45 minute drive from Dartford crossing
40 minute drive from Channel Tunnel
2 minutes walk from Chestfield and Swalecliffe Station, main line trains from Victoria.
Nurseries and sellers booked so far include ###
Dave and Lyn Appleton-Desert Plants UK ( Nursery grown plants) Many new and different plants from one of the UK's newest nurseries.
Stuart Riley -Plantlife (Nursery grown plants and imports including many US hybrids and variegates)Always something new from this long established nursery.
Tony Irons -Tony Irons Cacti (Nursery grown plants and imports) Always a good cross section of seed raised plants including Lithops
Ralph Northcott -The Cactus Shop (Nursery grown plants and imports ,also carnivorous plants).Large stock at very reasonable prices,a wealth of growing expertise.
John Pilbeam -Connoisseurs Cacti (Nursery grown plants and own books)The most prolific and arguably the best author of cacti and succulent plant books the UK has produced to date.
Derek Bowdery -Eau Brink Cacti (Nursery grown plants) Ferocactus and Agave specialist
Doug Sizmur -Kent Cacti (Nursery grown plants)A wide and varied range of plants from a very experienced grower.
Graham Charles (Plant sales,mainly own grown plants from habitat seed) Well grown and documented stock. Author of probably the best book on Gymnocalyiums and leading authority on South American Cacti amongst others.
Bob and Beryl Potter -Toobees Exotics( Nursery grown plants and imports ,specialising in South African and Madagascan succulents) Probably the top UK succulent nursery,well traveled and experienced.
David Neville (Plant sales ,own grown plants and imports) Always brings an interesting and varied mix of cacti and succulents
Tony and Suzanne Mace -Mace Cacti (Nursery grown and ex collection plants)Very knowledgeable growers with years of experience . Also Mesemb Study Group info etc
Marie's Pots Direct (All the pots you'll ever need)
Fiona Wemyns (Plant sales and Artistic bowl gardens)
Craig Barber -Williams Cactus (An assortment of own grown and imported plants) Enthusiastic grower of many interesting and rare plants
Graham Evans (Plant sales,mostly own grown)Another very experienced grower.
Richard Baker (Plant sales including many forms of carnivorous plants)
Costas Papthanasiou (Plant sales,mostly own grown)Good quality and vaired range of plants . Also Tephrocactus Study Group info etc
Stirling Baker (Plant sales,varied stock) One of the UK's top Haworthia growers and promoter of the hobby. Also Haworthia Study Group info etc
Event organised and run by Herne Bay Branch, BCSS.
Sponsored by Desert Plants UK
More info - Dave Appleton ,Herne Bay Branch Secretary.Email- davejappleton@hotmail.com
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Re: South East Cactus Mart Saturday April 16th 2016

Postby Chris in Leeds » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:24 pm

Does Desert plants UK have a website as I have not heard of them before
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Re: South East Cactus Mart Saturday April 16th 2016

Postby apple » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:21 am

Hi Chris .
No ,Desert Plants UK doesn't have a web site at present .We are a new nursery growing mainly for local trade ,garden centres etc although we did trade at ELK and we will be trading at next years National Show.We are hoping to relocate to larger premises later in year or early next, where we can get the show on the road!!! We started growing cacti in the early 80's but had some time out for business reasons so we are not new to the hobby . Always try to grow something different ,wide and varied interest.Spent many afternoons at Pete and Ken's Nursery in Ash ,Kent in the 80's. Ken Burke was a brilliant grower and we would love to follow in his foot steps. Hope to meet you at the the Mart in April or the National Show in August
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4 foot high saguaro's to invade Kent next spring

Postby apple » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:16 am

Check out Herne Bay Cactus Club BCSS on facebook to find out more
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Re: 4 foot high saguaro's to invade Kent next spring

Postby Paul in Essex » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:33 am

Not all of us 'do' social media - please enlighten us further. :)
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Re: 4 foot high saguaro's to invade Kent next spring

Postby apple » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:38 am

Hi Paul
Unable to post pictures on forum so use facebook .Basicly 4 foot high saguaro's cut out of wood will be placed about Kent in spring to advertise South East Cactus Mart in April.
Hope to see you there
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Re: 4 foot high saguaro's to invade Kent next spring

Postby Paul in Essex » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:01 pm

Thanks for explaining - it sounds eye-catching!

I hope to be there.
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Re: 4 foot high saguaro's to invade Kent next spring

Postby Jim_Mercer » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:04 pm

apple wrote:Unable to post pictures on forum........


All it needs is a little resizing - original was 2048 pixels wide but this one is 1024

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Re: 4 foot high saguaro's to invade Kent next spring

Postby apple » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:16 pm

Nice one Jim !!!!!! Know how to do it now.
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Re: 4 foot high saguaro's to invade Kent next spring

Postby JoZoo » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:07 pm

These look awesome. I'm jealous :)
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