It is a pleasure this month to publish the description of a viola named for one of the greatly missed personalities of plant-hunting. This article, as the viola, is from South America, described by John Watson who fondly remembers his travels with Martyn Cheese in “days gone by”. It is exciting for us to publish such articles with open access to bring such knowledge to a wide audience and, we hope, a fitting memorial to John’s lost friend.
Kind thanks to all who take the time and trouble to contact the IRG team to give us your reaction to the magazine’s contents. These, and submissions of articles, are always welcome – by email, please, to email@example.com We look forward to hearing from you.
Back to this issue – where Zdeněk Zvolánek introduces some plants from the Estonian garden of the charming gardener and traveller, Svetlana Polonskaja, and she herself comments on some of her favourite plants in her rock garden. To finish this month we have a report from Zdeněk Zvolánek about the Beauty Slope during a hot summer.
Cover photo: Viola cheeseana F.& W.12685, photo John M. Watson.
Following some technical difficulties, the correct version of IRG 117 for September 2019 is now online - this is the link :
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Please note that following some technical difficulties, the correct version of IRG 117 for September 2019 is now online - this is the link :
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IRG118 - October 2019
IRG this month pays tribute to the SRGC Discussion Weekend with an article on the propagation of narcissus and galanthus bulbs from one of the Speakers there, Anne Wright of Dryad Nursery in Yorkshire. Anne has tremendous success with her breeding programmes of these bulbs and is kind enough to share her tips for ‘chipping’ the bulbs to speed up their increase.
Another of the speakers at the DWE was Dr Dimitri Zubov – we are delighted to present a photo essay by Dimitri and regular IRG author, Jānis Rukšāns of some of the plants they have seen in Iran.
Cover photo: Linaria michauxii in Western Iran, photo Dimitri Zubov.