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The IRG this month brings its readers the latest paper from  Jānis Rukšāns describing several new species of Crocus.  

Dr Rukšāns is the author, in English, of the book Crocuses: A complete Guide to the Genus and Buried Treasures: finding and Growing the World’s Choicest Bulbs, as well as several titles in Latvian, his native tongue. 

We also have Dr Rukšāns comments on the recent paper by Ingo Schneider on Crocus brachyfilus  vis à vis  C. elegans as well as his reiteration of his decision to re-classify some of his earlier namings from subspecies to species status.

Crocus danfordiae Maw and C. chrysanthus (Herbert) Herbert (Iridaceae) and some of their allies in Turkey and Iran.

Jānis Rukšāns, Dr. biol.

International Rock Gardener - Online Journal. ISSN 2053-7557

Abstract: Features of Crocus chrysanthus s.str. from type locality are specified. Four new species are described, status of one changed.

Key words: Crocus brickellii, Crocus chrysanthus, Crocus danfordiae, Crocus henrikii, Crocus kurdistanicus, Crocus minutus, Crocus muglaensis, Crocus uschakensis.

IRG 52 APRILhttp://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Apr241398364476IRG52April.pdf

International Rock Gardener main page : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

Margaret Young

Crocus brickellii species nova
Crocus uschakensis sp. nova
Antique rug from the Ushak region

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
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IMYoung
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The International Rock Gardener
The Scottish Rock Garden Club has presented a monthly online magazine for Rock Gardeners since January 2010 
which is posted at the end of each month as a PDF, here:
 
The May 2014 issue is # 53  you can find it here :
 
This month we feature the Spring Garden in Aberdeen in North East Scotland of two of the Editorial Team of the IRG . blush
 
John Mattingley of Cluny  poses  a primula puzzle and ZZ tells of the generosity of a friendy plantswoman
which has enriched his garden, "the Beauty Slope".

YOUR contributions are not only most welcome; we are actively seeking your input which is key to the vigour of this enterprise.

To submit material for inclusion in the International Rock Gardener contact: editor@internationalrockgardener.net with the subject line

“E-Magazine”
A full index to the IRG to date  is available here: http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex53.pdf
 
          Regards,
 
          M. Young
Narcissus bulbocodium colonises the paths
primula puzzle

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

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IMYoung
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IRG 54 June 2014 is online now:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jun261403795157IRG54June2014.pdf

We find ourselves halfway through the year – this hardly seems possible but the calendar does not lie even if some plants are ahead or behind of what we consider “normal”. The IRG for June contains a mix of plants, places and contributors for your mid-year consideration - Gentians, Oxalis, European Primulas from contributors in the Czech Republic, Denmark and Wales.

 
A selection of photos from Trond Høy which were not able to be used in the IRG 51 of March 2014 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Mar271395955579IRG51March.pdf is now published as a supplement to that issue. Trond repeats his thanks to Kok van Herk for his assistance in checking the plant names. It can be downloaded from thislink.
 
The flora of South America continues to exercise a fascination among growers, as can be seen from the abundance of articles and books on the subject being published. The supplement lists some of the most recent of these books.
 
http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex54.pdf  Updated  IRG Index link
 
Enjoy!
 

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

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IMYoung
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July 2014 :  IRG 55 has an article from Elspeth Mackintosh, Senior Horticulturist at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on a trip she made to Bhutan, part funded with an SRGC Exploration Grant.This article was first published in the SRGC journal.
 
Each year the Scottish Rock Garden Club is fortunate to be able to award grant aid for students of horticulture or botany  to aid them in their  college or university costs and also give grants for  Exploration projects. You can find all details here: http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/extensions/grants    on the SRGC website 
 
 
 A full index for the IRG is   here: http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex55.pdf
 
Pix:
Elspeth with a Gold Medal RBGE display at an SRGC Show
Meconopsis sherriffii
Elspeth with gold display
Meconopsis sherriffii

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

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IMYoung
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The August IRG is online : articles from Canadian  Grahame Ware on a charming Campanula and a report from  the  Haut Chitelet Garden  in France from Phippe Chauvet   

 
 
Your contributions always welcome - send to editor@internationalrockgardener.net  coolenlightened
 
 

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

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IMYoung
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What do we offer this month in the International Rock Gardener?  Enjoy a hike with David Sellars on one of the finest alpine walks in Europe,  be tempted to grow a range of Androsace like Franz Hadacek and meet Rafa Diez Dominguez, plantsman and artist : All in September's IRG
 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Sep251411672305IRG57.pdf September 2014 IRG

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international   main IRG page

http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex57.pdf    IRG Index to

 

 

Papaver rhaeticum
Gentiana terglouensis

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

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IMYoung
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IRG 58 of October 2014  is now online HERE : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Oct301414703577IRG58.pdf     
 
We have a new contributor - Robbie Blackhall-Miles who  is propagator at Crug Farm Plants in North Wales and blogs for ‘Guardian Gardening’ where he encourages people to try growing something new and different. On his website www.fossilplants.co.uk he writes about the plants growing in his ‘backyard botanic garden’; a collection of early evolutionary plants and horticultural oddities. He is becoming renowned for succeeding with difficult to grow plant species and is particularly interested in Proteaceae, Ericaceae, Cycads and Ferns. He is a fellow of ‘The Linnean Society Of London’ – the world’s premier society for the study of natural history, and is Chairman of the Australasian Plant Society in Great Britain.

 

IRG58 has has an  article from Robbie Blackhall-Miles on the living roof  of his shed.He has included some rather surprising plants there. Who would expect to see Ranunculus lyallii  to be able to survive on  the roof of a wooden shed in Wales?  
 
 
Zdeněk Zvolánek  (ZZ)  writes, with input from Robert Rolfe  and  John Mitchell of the lovely Gentiana ternifolia ' Cangshan' .  The introduction of this gentian is discussed in the June 1989 issue of  The Rock Garden  in  an article: "Two new autumn flowering gentians - possibly ascribed to Gentiana ternifolia" by I. Christie and I.H. McNaughton  which is available online :  http://files.srgc.net/journals/vol_1%20to_113/84.pdf
 (You may not know that 127 issues of the SRGC journal "The Rock Ga  rden" are available to read or download from this page : http://www.bgci.org/garden.php?id=5021&ftrCountry=GB&ftrKeyword=&ftrBGCImem=Y&ftrIAReg=    8) )
 
Zdeněk Zvolánek     ZZ also sings the praises of a Daphne arbuscula cultivar, 'Star of Ziskov' 
 
(http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international   main page for all issues of IRG and
a full Index is here :  Index http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex58.pdf)
 
 
cover photo IRG58

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

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IMYoung
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My apologies for not letting  you folks know directly about the latest IRG-  International Rock Gardener 59 - issue 11 of 2014 - is online here :    

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Nov271417122600IRG59.pdf

This IRG has articles on plant naming, trough planting and a charming oriental orchid:
   

 Plant Portrait : Ponerorchis graminifolia  by Grahame Ware, Canada

 Crocuses from "The Holy Mountain" of Athos, Greece by Jānis Rukšāns,  Latvia
 
 Concrete troughs: man-made mountains text and photos by J. Ian Young, Scotland

If you have a favourite plant genus you’d like to discuss, innovative ideas in cultivation, or some other idea about the world of plants and gardens that is important to you, you are most welcome to contact the IRG Team about it. You can make contact via Editor@internationalrockgardner.net – we look forward to hearing from you.

 

M.Y.

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

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IMYoung
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Posted early for Christmas angel

The completion of year five - celebrating 60 issues of IRG with a cover painting  of the SRGC emblem, Dryas octopetala by one of our talented artist members, Anne Chambers.
 

Featured plants are Saxifraga dinnikii forma alba and some quite amazingly large Cyclamen  from Greece.
 
Also included is a full index compiled by Glassford Sprunt- decorated  for the first time with a new cover picture - again of our Dryas emblem - this time photographed in Canada by Lori Skulski.

IRG Issue 12 of 2014  #60 : [url=http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Dec221419264038IRG60.pdf]http://w...

Main page with links to all issues of the IRG :
[url=http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international]http://www.srgc....

Thanks and sincere seasonal greetings  to all the  readers and contributors to the IRG

And, of course, best wishes for the coming year

 

- from M.Y. on behalf of  the IRG Team

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

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IRG 61 is another Crocus Special:  NEW LINK : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb011422783332IRG61.pdf
 Various Crocus are discussed and 3 new species are described
 
The latest article from  Dr. Jānis Rukšāns, described by Chris Brickell as a  “journalist, author, nationalist
politician, plantsman, plant breeder, plant explorer,and eminent nurseryman” describes various new Crocus species Crocus gunae, Crocus reinhardii  Crocus iranicus
 
Jānis is also a speaker at the SRGC Discussion Weekend in October   http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12742.0
 
Main page for all issues of International Rock Gardener e-magazine   http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
Up to date Index to IRG always available here http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9567.0
 
Pic is Crocus gunae  (WHIR 100)
 
 M. Young

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