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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2008, 08:44:00 PM »
Not to worry, Chris, it is done!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2008, 09:01:22 PM »
Thanks Maggi, you are a star!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2008, 09:05:28 PM »
Lovely shots Chris....many thanks for posting.
Congratulations to everyone involved.
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2008, 09:31:03 PM »
My goodness, I seem to be travelling the country to see various Alpine Shows this evening and ... I went to see Florida also.

Great report and photographs, Chris.

Many thanks, Paddy
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2008, 09:32:14 PM »
Chris, which Nurserymen were at the Show? What did you buy?


Paddy, I am feeling a little dizzy too... it must be the medication  :P Let's have a cup of cocoa, that should sort us out!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2008, 09:33:59 PM »
Having set off for Hexham show this morning at 3.00am, its now 9.30 pm and i'm back home, supping Stella and looking at all the wonderful plants on the show bench - which i didnt get time to look round during today. Thanks for an excellently organised show Peter.
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2008, 09:39:33 PM »
A long day for you, Robert.... I hope Chris' shopping habit made it worth your while!! ::)
Enjoy your beer.... wonder if Peter has staggered out of his bath yet?
These "virtual" show  visits are great, no early start, no driving through dodgy weather and football traffic.....the only downside is the missing of the chat and the shopping, really. :'(
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2008, 09:45:38 PM »
Well, Maggi, I got a very nice pot of Muscari aucheri 'Blue Magic' from Bob for a start, then, as the Show was ending, and Bob was packing up, I wandered by his stand and he offered that he had just three pots of Narcissus 'Little Witch' left and I got them for a bargain basement price!  But Timpany was there, and I had ordered a couple of Primulas from her over the net, which I collected, Ron McB was there, got something from him of course, Edrom was there, I got a nice new tiny daphne (xwhiteoreum 'Beauworth) from them for a sink I'm going to re-do (don't really like the dwarf rhodo that's in there, so that will be potted up to hand on to someone who'll love it more.  Got a few more seeds to sow too.  There was a real 'buzz' there this year, more than I've noticed before.
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2008, 09:51:15 PM »
Oh my word, so LOTS of shoppertunities!  Of course, with that large hall there is plenty room for trade stands and the Club Plant stall etc. which is  something that other shows are too short of. :-\
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2008, 09:57:25 PM »
I think there were 9 nurseries altogether, plus the local group sales table, plenty of chances to spend any spare change you might have.  And the worst part is - there is a cash point in the Waitrose store next door!!!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2008, 10:03:06 PM »
My goodness, I seem to be travelling the country to see various Alpine Shows this evening and ... I went to see Florida also.

Ah! The vicarious pleasures provided by the SRGC forum!!!!!

Wonderful!!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2008, 10:03:45 PM »
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And the worst part is - there is a cash point in the Waitrose store next door!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8)
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2008, 11:06:10 PM »
What a fabulous show that obviously was!!! I'm sure you in the UK don't take such events for granted but you can have no idea how fortunate you all are, to be able to attend the SRGC and AGS shows, almost year round and to see such amazing plants, superbly grown and from all corners of the world. We in the southern hemisphere are a permanent shade of green and we do thank Chris, Peter, Diane, Cliff and all the many others who provide such wonderful "virtual" tours so that we too, can see these incredible displays.
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2008, 11:15:47 PM »
So glad you are enjoying them Lesley et al.  I for one don't take all this for granted, as a relative newbie to this magical world, I still find it all awe inspiring and cannot begin to understand how people have the amount of patience they must have to put on such displays.  I am humbled by the expertise of the exhibitors, they are the ones we should all thank I think!
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Re: Hexham Show 2008
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2008, 08:15:52 AM »
Looks and sounds like a great show, thanks for sharing.
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