Mesem Study Group event

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Mesem Study Group event

Post by RogerF » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:40 pm

I've no idea why this event was not mentioned on here nor on the calendar of events but the biennial MSG show was held today at Banstead.
There were loads of wonderful plants on display, the sales tables were well stocked and reasonably priced and lots of friendly and helpful people made this a thoroughly enjoyable event - well done.
I'm puzzled how, as I'm not a member of the MSG (yet), I got to hear about this.
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Post by juster » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:57 pm

I quite agree that this was a most enjoyable event and I came home with a number of new plants. A good venue with plenty of parking, good refreshments, good plant sales and the chance to chat to fellow enthusiasts. I'm not an MSG member either, but think I originally heard about it because my branch had a sales table.
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Post by Geri88 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:15 am

I envy you. I am a MSG member and would have LOVED to go, but the venue is difficult to access by public transport for those of us who don't drive/don't own a car. Somewhere reasonably near a train station would be much more convenient for many people.
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Post by Aiko » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:00 pm

Or reasonable at the other side of the north sea!
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Post by MikeDom » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:24 pm

As a member of the MSG I knew about this some time ago and made the 2 hour journey. I was well rewarded with Conophytum plants for sale starting at £1. Some debate ensued as someone pointed out to one of he sellers that they could get 10 times that for them on eBay. Left over seeds from the MSG Seed Distribution (including previous years) for sale and some choice lithops in there, I've now got next year's seeds sorted and spent this morning sowing the winter growers. A little bit busy getting round the show tables at times with some stunning plants, but overall a very pleasant experience.
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Post by Geri88 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:31 pm

Aiko wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Or reasonable at the other side of the north sea!
You already have ELK, you can't have everything!
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