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IMYoung
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A new year begins.

This is  the direct link to IRG 85   http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jan261485471226IRG85.pdf 

The IRG Team hopes to bring you an interesting mixture of subjects over the year to enthuse and perhaps educate you in the ways of the plants which form the basis of our growing interest. In this issue, a number of Saxifraga hybrids recently registered with Adrian Young the registrar of the Saxifraga Society, are formally introduced from the breeder David Walkey who sadly died earlier this month. Adrian also provides a short introduction to David Walkey’s  hybrids.

In conjunction with the printed journal of the SRGC, The Rock Garden, we are delighted to feature another contribution from Matt Topsfield to supplement his  article in TRG 138 of January  2017 with a photo essay of narcissus found on his  trip in the footsteps of John Blanchard, who will, we hope, be pleased to see how his  previous travels still inspire plantsmen today.

(Matt’s article on some of the plants other than narcissus which he saw during his trip were published in the IRG 81 (International Rock Gardener e-magazine) see my previous post)

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Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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A news update from S Scottish Rock Garden Club:

1)  Janis Ruksans new book - The World of Crocuses - is  now in print  - hundreds of pages, beautiful illustrations, distribution maps -

everything Janis has learned about Crocus over  the last decades -

you can learn more, including how to order the book, from this  page on SRGC forum :

http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=14685.0 

 There is no formal order form - To order Janis ' book you need to  email to him to get cost, including postage - janis.bulb@hawk.lv

2) It seems some are unaware of how to find  Ian Young's e-book - Erythroniums in Cultivation - which was  introduced  late in 2016

in pdf form -  278 full colour pages - free to download  via this link :

http://files.srgc.net/general/ERYTHRONIUMS-IN-CULTIVATION%20-2016-IanYoung.pdf

 

3) A reminder too of the  fact that  every week  on the SRGC website a new Bulb Log is loaded  -

published every week since 2003, every issue can be found from this page :

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=bulb

and every month - on the last Friday of the month, the  free e-magazine International Rock Gardener (IRG) ISSN 2053-7557

is published here on the SRGC site : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

An updated index is available there too.

The latest Bulb Log is  here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Mar081488968834BULB_LOG_1017.pdf

 the latest IRG is  here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Feb231487875287IRG_86.pdf

 

Hope this helps those  who were  having difficulty finding the links!

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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IMYoung
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IRG 87 - March 2017

Spain retains its attraction to draw visitors keen to enjoy a break and see wildflowers at the same time. Răzvan Chişu,
a Romanian who now lives and works in Cheshire recalls an early spring trip to Alpujarras.
Răzvan recently took over as Editor for the Saxifraga Society and is been much involved in Plant Heritage projects and Hardy Plant Society displays.

The charming garden of Hana Zíková in Bohemia is introduced by Zdenek Zvolanek with photos by Zdena Kosourová.

We do hear more from the male of the species but there are also talented female Czech gardeners; !

Ian Christie, himself a former SRGC president, describes a new Galanthus cultivar,

named for a sadly missed SRGC former President, Harley Milne who died last year. 


Download the IRG here :

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Mar301490900939IRG87March2017.pdf

Full Index :

http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf

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Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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International Rock Gardener (IRG) 88- April 2017 is  online now with articles from Wim Boens from Belgium on double forms of Ficaria verna;

Krzysztof Ciesielski   from Poland on a new galanthus and Zdeněk Zvolánek introduces another Czech star  in advance of the Third International Czech Rock Garden Conference which opens in early May.

Download via this link  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Apr271493318724IRG88.pdf

IRG 88 cover pic

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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For the May IRG we escape to Rhodes to see orchids and other flowers there, from Gerrit and Iep Eikelenboom and, from Iran, we discover a new Crocus species  from Iran, described by Jānis Rukšāns.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017May251495746846IRG89May2017.pdf

A reminder that at  at this time of year, as every year, new postal members of SRGC will have their  subscriptions run until  October 2018. There are many free features of the SRGC Site, such as the monthly IRG and weekly Bulb Log. 

Submissions from NARGS members to the IRG are always welcome.

A reminder that at this time of year, and for every 

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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Latest issue of  IRG - International Rock Gardener online now
This issue has  descriptions of new Crocus species from Dimitri Zubov and Janis Ruksans - including in honour of Janis and Marcus Harvey- and news of artist in residence activity at the wonderful Inverewe Gardens on the west coast of Scotland - plus a poem by Lydia Muijen inspired by the garden and the recent  erythronium festival there.

Download issue 90 here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jun211498039508IRG_90_June.pdf

cover image IRG 90

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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This month.... Events, commercials and more !   Arie Dwarswaard's review of

Janis Rukšāns Crocus book,   Gerrit and Iep  Eijkelenboom about the plants of  Cyprus....

 International Rock Gardener e-magazine  IRG 91  July 2017 ISSN 2053-7557

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jul271501183467IRG91.pdf

 

 

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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IMYoung
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This month.... Events, commercials and more !   Arie Dwarswaard's review of

Janis Rukšāns Crocus book,   Gerrit and Iep  Eijkelenboom about the plants of  Cyprus....

 International Rock Gardener e-magazine  IRG 91  July 2017 ISSN 2053-7557

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jul271501183467IRG91.pdf

 

 

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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IMYoung
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What's in this month's IRG?


A reminder about Donations  to the SRGC Seed Exchange ..........all Seed Exes need  donors!

 from Stavros Apostolou - photos of  some  Bulbs of Attica ...........

David Nicholson regales  us with  Tales of a Crocus.............

and, from the archives of The Rock Garden, journal of SRGC  - Primula forrestii and it's new  designation ........

download this issue  here :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Aug241503601039IRG92.pdf

cover image of IRG 92- August 2017

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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In IRG September 2017 : the description of a new Tulipa species  by J.J. de Groot and  K.S. Tojibaev...... Jan Tholhuijsen encourages another new project for the garden .....Zdenek Zvolanek praises  fabaceae for the garden and Kenton J. Seth reviews a book on Cactus........ free to download here...

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Sep281506621414IRG93.pdf

cover IRG 93

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