Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

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Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Ross M » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:21 pm

Apologies as this will test your Broadband speed!:tweed:

A great day was had last Saturday through in Glasgow at their branch show held in the fantastic Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens.

Some great plants, which were judged by David Rushforth (see if you can spot him in one of the pictures).

I'd intended to note all the names to accompany the photos. but unfortunately there were just too many plants on display to keep track of:embar: However, any questions just give me a shout and I'll do my best.

First up, a couple showing the outside of the Kibble Palace (& one inside looking up!). The plants were laid out right around the perimeter inside -
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A nice Gymnocalycium
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Sulcorebutia steinbachii
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Lophophora
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Not a Lophophora but a ...
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Next, the dwarf Opuntias for Stuart:)

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Saw this at Fife Show, I'm sure
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A suspicious looking character (the bloke, that is!)
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Another couple of big Sulcos.
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Some Echinofossulocacti
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A couple of cracking Escobarias
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A wee Euphorbia horrida:embar:
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A couple of Haworthias
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Hoodia
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Gymnos.
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Copiapoa
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Sulcos.
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Mamms. for Chris
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Look at that lateral Cephalium!
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Some 'dwarfs'
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Saw a woman touching this to see what it felt like:shrugs:!
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Nice theresae
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Copiapoas (again) for Benjy(tu)
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That 'Snowcap' Mamm.
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Big flowers
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Gymnos. again
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Big old Mamm. crucigera
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Look at the size of this !
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Ferocactus for Vic

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Echinofossulocactus for Sandi
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Bonny variagate
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FINALLY (yours truly in his element at the end of the show(:P))
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Hope you enjoyed this marathon picture fest:)
Ross

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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Chris in Leeds » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:34 pm

Hi Ross
Some lovely pictures there and some great plants those Opuntias are nice what size po was the bonnieae in?
And I would have dusted the cobwebs off the truncata if it was my plant
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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Mal H » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:36 pm

Thanks for the broadband test Ross. The pics are fantastic and that is a fine venue! 20 more years of growth and some of mine might look that good.

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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Ross M » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:41 pm

Chris in Leeds Wrote:
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> Hi Ross
> Some lovely pictures there and some great plants
> those Opuntias are nice what size po was the
> bonnieae in?

About a 3" pot from memory Chris.

> And I would have dusted the cobwebs off the
> truncata if it was my plant

Agreed;)
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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Phil_SK » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:44 pm

What a breathtaking location! Is it glazed with glass?
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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by sandi » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:48 pm

Great pictures, and thanks for the Stenocacti/Echinofossulocacti. Why is Slovenia such a small country and why don't we have such shows? :cry:
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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Diane » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:50 pm

Absolutely wonderful photos, Ross! And plants to match too, there are some cracking cacti there. (And I would have dusted the cobwebs, too!)
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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Ross M » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:58 pm

Phil_SK Wrote:
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> What a breathtaking location! Is it glazed with
> glass?

Yes, it is. It was build in the 1860's but fell into disrepair in the late 20th Centuary. It was completely dismantled in 2003, send down to Sheffield (I think) and put back together again in 2006. Some of the original Victorian glass was retained.

It really is an amazing building, both from the outside and inside. It's a considerable size. The main round bit houses the National Tree Fern collection, with additional bit's coming out from the sides housing carnivorous plants and succulents etc.

This might give a better feel of the scale of it
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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Vic » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:10 pm

Some absolute cracking plants there Ross and great pics(tu)

Not a Lophophora but a... Thelocephala or Eriosyce as they're all regarded as nowadays, such as aerocarpa.

Got to be the biggest crucigera I've ever seen::o

Very nice clean Fero too, looks like rectispinus.
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Re: Glasgow Branch Show - 6.6.09

Post by Sue » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:31 pm

When I glimpsed the the first pic I thought aliens had landed.:shift: Fantastic plants though.
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