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#1 Mike King

 
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 23:54 PM

Hi everyone,
Once again, a new year is upon us.

So thinking of sunnier times ahead, time to mention the 3 open days:

Saturday June 11th. 12 noon onwards. Most of the Sarracenia will be in peak condition at this time so you can see my plants at their very best.

Monday July 4th. From 10am til late.

This is a special open day for the EEE. By this time, the plants should have their maximum colour.

Saturday, 8th of October. This is timed for the peak time of Sarracenia leuophylla, alata, rubra, minor and their hybrids.

Please let me know if you can come to any of these so we can provide food and refreshments. Please bring plantgs for sale or swap if you like (please remeber me if there are any interesting plants!) . For the non EEE open days, why not make a weekend out of it. Usually, there is a trip to look at CP in the wild and we eat out at a local pub or restaurant. Many of the visitors coming from Europe often arrive on the Thursday to get a preview visit!
Naturally, there will be a lot of plants for sale and you can make your choices if plants are not available by the wishlist system that I have set up.

I hope to see as many of you as possible which could prove to be an exciting year for CP collectors in the UK with the EEE happening.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 13:05 PM

Hi everyone,
Once again, a new year is upon us.

So thinking of sunnier times ahead, time to mention the 3 open days:

Saturday June 11th. 12 noon onwards. Most of the Sarracenia will be in peak condition at this time so you can see my plants at their very best.

Monday July 4th. From 10am til late.

This is a special open day for the EEE. By this time, the plants should have their maximum colour.

Saturday, 8th of October. This is timed for the peak time of Sarracenia leuophylla, alata, rubra, minor and their hybrids.

Please let me know if you can come to any of these so we can provide food and refreshments. Please bring plantgs for sale or swap if you like (please remeber me if there are any interesting plants!) . For the non EEE open days, why not make a weekend out of it. Usually, there is a trip to look at CP in the wild and we eat out at a local pub or restaurant. Many of the visitors coming from Europe often arrive on the Thursday to get a preview visit!
Naturally, there will be a lot of plants for sale and you can make your choices if plants are not available by the wishlist system that I have set up.

I hope to see as many of you as possible which could prove to be an exciting year for CP collectors in the UK with the EEE happening.

Doubt youl remember me but I used to visit years ago when there forum was different and their was a chatroom !

I hope to visit the open day this time round(if i remember) . That Akai Ryu VFT you sold me years ago was a great grower. Unfortunatly it has been demolished by a slug :sun_bespectacled: The bog gardens not looking too pretty lets hope at least some of its alive under all the brown pitchers

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:34 AM

Hi Mike,

there will be seven or eight germans coming to your June Open Day. We will be there from friday afternoon until sunday noon. We're already looking forward to it!

Christian

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

Hi Mike,

i will be there, too, on 11 June.
It´s always a great journey to you and to see all your huge plants!
I'll bring a big purse :thumbsup:

Best regards

Matze

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 17:55 PM

Hi Mike,

I shall be there on 11 June. I'll also be bringing my small Heliamphora collection for sale or swap. They're mostly common hybrids so suitable for beginners. Will hopefully have a few Drosera binata and adelae with me as well. Looking forward to coming home with lots of new plants!

Regards,

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 16:38 PM

hi mike see you june 11 from the far flung out post of west hartlepool

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 11:04 AM

Hi, kinda new ish to CP...will try to come on the 11th...bit shy though...lol

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 19:50 PM

Hi Alan

I am fairly new to CP's and felt like you when thinking about going to Mikes open day last October i.e. everyone there will know everything there is to know abouts CP's and I know nothing. I needn't have worried I went along and Mike made me feel very welcome and it really is worth going just to see his fantastic collection.

You will come away feeling inspired, loaded down with plants and a fair few quid lighter.

Dave

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 19:41 PM

I too, will at least try to make it. I dunno if there's anything I can bring along for sale or swap though.
We'll see if I see you there!

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 20:18 PM

Is anybody coming on the 4th July? I do not want to be there all on my own, apart from Mike of course.
I can't come on either of the other days - school is a major inconvenience, and the 11th is slap bang in the middle of the exams :rtfm:
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 14:46 PM

I'll be there in June and October, I think I know the way now.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 16:07 PM

I think I can make it on the 4th too, so I might be able to keep you company, Jim.
(I'm the weird looking kid in the aviator shades.)

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 17:53 PM

Here are some preview shots. The plants are larger and denser than ever before so hopefully set the scene for another superb open da
y.

I hope to see some of you there!

Gulf coast flava forms:

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Some of the ornata clones:

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Flava red tubes looking...red!

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Hybrids:

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Leucos including giant pink lip

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Here some of the plants for sale:

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 21:05 PM

James,
I expect that you will be far from on your own on the 4th. There will be the roving hoards from the EEE in Chester that day.
David.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 22:25 PM

Mike - your slipping.

We normally see immaculate shots of your GH - not all that crap all over the floor and under the benches :shock:

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:10 AM

Mike - your slipping.

We normally see immaculate shots of your GH - not all that crap all over the floor and under the benches :shock:


Its all swept away now!
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:13 AM

Is anybody coming on the 4th July? I do not want to be there all on my own, apart from Mike of course.
I can't come on either of the other days - school is a major inconvenience, and the 11th is slap bang in the middle of the exams :rtfm:


Hi James,
There are quite a few coming here on the 4th already; mostly from abroad. I am sure you will be in your element!

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:23 AM

Ok, 14 people have confirmed on this thread, but I know a lot more of you are coming.

I really need to know how many of you are coming on the 11th of June so we can get the right amount of food and refreshemnts in!

Also, it maybe an idea if some of you are coming from the same regions to consider sharing your cars to save fuel!
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:34 AM

Hi Mike

We will both be there. Unortunately so will 2 of our monsters! Don't worry too much, we will make sure that they are on thier best behaviour.

See you in a fortnight.

Regards Dianne

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:53 AM

Wouter, Nicolet, John and I will be there on the 4 th of July, it's the closing event of a short UK CP holiday :thumbsup: