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insektenfang plants - Summer Open Day - 25th June 2011

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#1 Aidan

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:59 PM

Not the best attended open day that I have held, I must admit. However, the plants have never looked better and it was ideal weather to view. Slightly overcast and so not too hot to stay in the tunnel for extended periods.

Here are some of the usual suspects -

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Are we sitting comfortably?

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Then we'll begin...

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Does my bum look big in this?

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Yes!!!

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Steve has clearly been taking instruction from John.

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Deep contemplation from Carlton.

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Sheila looking relaxed.

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Some views over the plants taken once visitors had left and the evening sun came out.

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Thanks to everyone who attended today. Particularly to those who travelled long distances. I hope you all enjoyed the display. Posted Image



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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:24 PM

...my bum always looks big in a poly-tunnel, I never have found one that fits it, though I thank you for trying! :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:59 PM

Hi Aidan
Great to meet the usual suspects again and the plants looked fantastic. I`ve managed to squeeze the extra additions in but it`s getting harder to find space.

               Steve

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:58 PM

I just told the Mrs. that I am going to get my passport and fly over next year.  Hopefully with CITES and other junk paperwork in hand.    If I had the money Aidan, you would be able to close early and go on vacation for the rest of the year.   :whistle:

I am so green with envy.  You have an awesome setup Aidan.  I would be thrilled with one half that size.  I'm sorry you had a poor turnout.  Their loss.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 09:59 PM

Question:  what are those screened areas behind Sheila?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

thank you for sharing these moments with those of us who couldn't make it, Aidan.
I hope to be at the next event with you all.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:35 PM

View PostBlaine Pullin, on 25 June 2011 - 09:59 PM, said:

Question:  what are those screened areas behind Sheila?

A "chicken house" Blaine!  :D There's also a pet store on the nursery site.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:15 PM

Chicken coops?  How funny.   Raising "urban chickens" is the latest yuppie rage here.  I'm in a fairly rural setting, so chickens, cows, llamas, etc., are normal.  I can't imagine how people  living inside the city limits would react having a rooster wake the neighborhood.  It sure would be fun to watch, though.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:14 AM

Managed to get my mug shot i see.
A good day out and your photo's of the alata's and leuco's still don't manage to show the sheer size of them.
They are the biggest spring pitchers i have ever seen! God only knows what the autumn ones will be like.
The colour on the flavas was awesome,good job you have them labelled,i hardly recognised some of the plants i've let you have.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:38 PM

Thank you one and all. A good thing it wasn't today. We'd have been sweating bullets!





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