ELK 2020

Post details of any upcoming events, meets or newsworthy stories about our hobby.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by habanerocat » Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:32 pm

We'll find out soon enough.

I'll post if I get a chance......
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Aiko » Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:52 pm

So, you are going?
Enjoy. I hope to be there again next year.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Aiko » Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:51 pm

So, how were the first two days of ELK. Anyone on this forum went to it?
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by habanerocat » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:44 pm

I saw no great difference to when I last visited three years ago. Some familiar faces but I didn't pay much notice to who I was buying off. These photos were taken about 10:30 Saturday morning. I wasn't there Friday or Sunday.

I wouldn't be that interested in the rarer, bigger and difficult to grow and/or expensive plants. There was certainly plenty of choice and lots of big plants for sale.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Phil_SK » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:58 pm

There are more photos in https://www.cactuspro.com/forum/read.php?1,827841 and in the google drive link in the first post.
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by edds » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:47 pm

Thanks for posting the link Phil. I was surprised to see the bare root plants. Is this a European thing or do you see it over here at C&S plant fairs?
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by Phil_SK » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:14 pm

I've seen it at our National Show but from these same sellers from the mainland. I guess it's a thing you do if you're travelling a long way with limited space! I think it's a great idea for a specialist event - they keep their costs down and can bring a wider range, I can better check the health of the plant and can take more home. :roll:
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by habanerocat » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:02 am

edds wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:47 pm
Thanks for posting the link Phil. I was surprised to see the bare root plants. Is this a European thing or do you see it over here at C&S plant fairs?
On the negative side you have to write the plant name on the bag provided. Then when you pot it up at home it needs to get a temporary label before being labelled permanently and added to the collection.

I find this a bit of a nuisance personally as correct identification and labelling takes me a lot of time. Not a biggie for most people I suppose......
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by edds » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:29 pm

Thanks guys. I haven't been to any C&S plant fairs yet so helping me get expectations right!
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Re: ELK 2020

Post by MatDz » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:43 pm

habanerocat wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:02 am
edds wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:47 pm
Thanks for posting the link Phil. I was surprised to see the bare root plants. Is this a European thing or do you see it over here at C&S plant fairs?
On the negative side you have to write the plant name on the bag provided. Then when you pot it up at home it needs to get a temporary label before being labelled permanently and added to the collection.

I find this a bit of a nuisance personally as correct identification and labelling takes me a lot of time. Not a biggie for most people I suppose......
The labels could still be provided on the side, then both sides would be happy! I must admit I prefer plants shipped bare root, one less thing I have to do when they arrive.
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