The latest issue of the International Rock Gardener (IRG) # 67 is online now. It has the second part of the Eijkelenboom
report on the orchids of Crete ; Zdenek Zvolanek demonstrates the landscaping of a trough in Moravia;
and Steve Garvie and Ian Young show how Dactylorhiza can colonise troughs and gardens in Scotland
Cover irg 67 and Ophrys grigoriana pix
Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
August 2015 IRG 68 - online now:http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Aug261440625534IRG_68.pdf
Robert Pavlis of Guelph, Ontario Canada is the author of http://www.gardenmyths.com/ and owner of Aspen Grove Gardens - he discusses a Hylomecon mystery -
Jan Tholhuijsen of Roosendaal in the Southern Netherlands has fun with trough making -
and there is a plea for support of the Seed Exchanges not only of the NARGS and the Scottish Rock Garden Club but also of other organisations of which readers may be members, and to support the Seed Photo project of the SRGC forum.
Main page of all issues:
International Rock Gardener #69 e-magazine - Erythronium Special
The IRG for September 2015 is an "Erythronium Special" - an issue where the various articles by
Ed Alverson from the SRGC website are brought together to give an overview of the discoveries
of the species of western America for Ed’s travels in his “Erythronium Big Year” and update them
to present them to a new audience.
A full IRG index is available here : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf
Apologies- I cannot seem to get a photo to upload at all. However, new IRG Number 69 is available to download here :
IRG 70 - October 2015
Featuring, from America, Nhu Nguyen of the PBS (http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/) and Clay Koplin in Alaska and also seaside plants from Scotland from Ian Young
As usual, a full index to all issues of the IRG is also available free : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf
International Rock Gardener issue 71 - of November 2015 - pays tribute to the late Ota Vlasák - one of the Czech Masters of Rock Gardening.
IRG (International Rock Gardener) 72 of December 2015 completes our fifth year of offering this e-magazine free to all each month on the SRGC site. This special issue contains a full index to all issues and a 2016 Calendar for you to print off in gratitude for your support through the year.
The calendar photos are from two great SRGC members, Steve Garvie in Scotland and Jamus Stonor in Australia. Thanks to them for their help as well as to all our contributors throughout the year and to two essential members of the IRG Team; our indexer Glassford Sprunt and proof reader Richard Green.
ZZ, Ian and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the very best in the coming year!
IRG 72 link :http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Dec231450895981IRG_72_plus_Index.pdf
Page with all issues : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
The free monthly e-magazine, International Rock Gardener IRG 73 for January 2016 is online now :http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Jan281454019772IRG73.pdf
A new species of Crocus is described by Janis Ruksans, as is a new Galanthus cultivar, 'Longraigue' by Alan Briggs and last but not least, some good, readily available garden plants are listed.
A full index is available too, here : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf
The February 2016 issue of IRG is now online...... http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Feb261456445173IRG74.pdfNews of the North American Rock Garden Society's planned event at Steamboat Springs this June which we are happy to promote and wish every success .......
Jānis Rukšāns discusses Crocus naming ....... and Grahame Ware enthuses over Campanula coriacea .......
And, as ever- an updated index http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf
IRG 75 March 2016- David Sharp reports a sojourn in Northern Greece in 2015, George Garnett shares a version of his report to BSBI on Botanising in Guernsey and a series begins of photos of wildflowers from Stavros Apostolou.Find the new IRG here:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Mar251458913158IRG75.pdf - NB link correction
George Garnett is a young man, still at school, who shows great determination in pursuing his interest in botany and the natural world. He has already participated in an exploration project to the Peruvian Andes; he has completed an RBG Edinburgh field botany course;received a nomination for the Gilbert White youth award of the NBN Trust in recognition of his contribution to terrestrial and freshwater recording and won a BSBI photo competition - all in all, George is something of an inspiration to us all, not just school children and students!