International Rock Gardener e-magazine

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Download the  latest  issue  of   International Rock Gardener  here:   http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Apr231587675747IRG_124_April_2020.pdf

This month in IRG 124 –

Connor Smith on dwarf conifers for the rock garden;
John and Anita Watson demystify more South American rosulate violas, and disabuse us of the eternal delights of the plant-hunting life. Lastly, Dr Martin Sheader writes of the ourisia hybrids using South American species which he made with his late wife Anna-Liisa. Martin and Anna-Liisa, who died  in December 2019, were awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed by the Alpine Garden Society in November 2019 – the Lyttel Trophy, for individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the knowledge of alpine plants.
There are no flower  shows on at  present as  the UK and  many  other  countries, are locked down because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Trying and testing times for us all – the  SRGC is  mindful of  the  health and  safety of our members and the general public and so SRGC events  have  all been cancelled for  the  foreseeable  future, including  the Alpines  ’21 Conference. The virus is everywhere and no respecter of persons. We have been shocked to learn that Martin Sheader has been very ill with the Covid-19 virus and we wish him a speedy return to full health, his three sons and his loving family.

We hope you all keep safe and healthy.
 
Cover photo: Ourisia microphylla in the wild in Chile - photo Martin Sheader.

Ourisia microphylla - IRG 124 cover  image

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This month in International Rock Gardener e-magazine we have two short  pieces  from John and Anita  Watson in Chile, the  latest  Crocus species from  Jānis Rukšāns, named for a tireless researcher at the  Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research of Gatersleben in Germany – Dr. Dörte Harpke and  a  report from the  Beauty Slope, the Czech garden of  ZZZ, otherwise  known as  Zdeněk Zvolánek and Zdena Kosourová . We hope you enjoy these presentations. Please remember that there are links in the  www.srgc.net  site  to all sorts of  different items, from Ian Young’s weekly  Bulb Log  to the Forum, which is  open to all, not  just  SRGC members, and we also have  the  new  Scottish Rock podcasts.

IRG Cover Crocus harpkeae in habitat JJVV-022, photo Jānis Rukšāns.

 

Calochortus, Ornithogalum and Allium are flowering under glass with plenty more in the garden, just click the Bulb Log link to enter http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020May271590575623BULB_LOG_2220.pdf      also includes notice of a Facebook Live event with #IanYoung on Facebook  Alpine Garden Society  Members' group in June......
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cover image IRG 125
Calochortus uniflorus  Bulb Log 2220

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This month the IRG has articles which we hope you may wish to consider for projects of your own .... posting a little early to give folks something to read while waiting for the Taproot 2020
NARGS Virtual Conference !

Ian Christie gives tips on grafting – for Daphne in this instance, though the system is of course similar for other woody plants too.
New contributor John Beaulieu, from Midhurst, Ontario, Canada, had a plan to repurpose an old metal tub - and made a neat miniature rockery with it.
J. Ian Young revisits an SRGC crevice garden venture at Inverewe Gardens on the west coast of Scotland and expresses his regret at the cancellation of this year’s planned follow-up event.

Download the International Rock Gardener (IRG) e-magazine for free here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jun251593107822IRG_126.pdf

Cover image IRG 126 - Zdenek Zvolanek and Paul Spriggs, photo by J. I. Young

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Thoroughly enjoyed the Taproot online event - Don LaFond talked on daphne propagation - you can read Ian Christie's article on the subject in IRG 126
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jun251593107822IRG_126.pdf

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July 2020
In IRG free e-magazine this month- July 2020 #127 - an interview with talented Czech grower Ján Zaujec by Zdeněk Zvolánek and a project for the garden from Irish alpine enthusiast , Ken Devine, looking to find more planting space.

Download the issue here: https://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jul301596141584IRG127.pdf

Leontopdium nivale  cover  image  #127

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