Please do not pass up this opportunity to see one the UK's leading lecturers, one of the nation's finest growers and one of the alpine world's nicest people.
Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!
Thanks for the itinerary Maggi, combine that info with the talk descriptions listed in the following link, we get the full picture:https://www.nargs.org/speaker-tour/ian-young
Harold Peachey reminded me that you can click on the Speakers tab in the main navigation, then choose Speakers Tour 2013 - Fall - East.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
Just checked the eNewsletter from our New England Chapter NARGS, for upcoming events, and it has Ian Young down for two talks for Sunday, October 13th. 2013, not one talk as per the list provided on NARGS Forum.
Here's a copy and paste from our newsletter:
October 13, 2013 Sunday
Ian Young, Speaker, Garden in the Woods, Framingham [Massachusetts]
10:30 a.m. Welcome– coffee,tea and cookies and set up.11:00 Ian Young – Inspired to Rock
12:00 Lunch (bring your own),
Plant Show and Tell1:00 Ian Young – Highland Games
Looks like we'll be getting both talks, which I'm very happy about.
Some confusion it seems - Ian only has "Highland Gathering" ( no talk called Highland Games!) listed for the 13th October - but he's re-ordering his lists even as I type!
Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Some confusion indeed! I will let the NEC NARGS newsletter editor and NARGS officers know. Inside the newsletter, the mistake is repeated. Will see if we can get a correction and update this post accordingly.
Ian says no problem with giving the two talks, Mark .... but the second will be Highland Gathering not Games ;.)
He thinks he may have got confused about which Chapter is which!
Well, I'm looking to find out what was agreed upon, I'm just an accidental bystander noticing the discrepancy, raising awareness of it, and I sent off an email tonight to a number of NE NARGS chapter officers, to discover what the initial arrangement and agreements were. You and Ian are being most agreeable, thank you, I'm sure it will sort itself out. As soon as I hear back from someone "in the know", I'll repost here. I sincerely apologize on everyone's behalf for the confusion.
By the way Maggi, are you joining Ian on this talk circuit, or holding the fort at SRGC?
Don't worry, Mark, it'll all come out in the wash, as we say. Difficult to keep track of all the different chapters - some people talking about their Chapter, others their town/city so it's easy for us to get confused!
Ian is travelling solo - I'm holding the fort here - sprouting bulbs to be cared for - and in a couple of weeks I take ownership of two "new" ( 7year old) little dogs that we are re-homing
Looks like being a busy few weeks for us both!
Meantime we're off to glorious Speyside for the SRGC Discussion Weekend - hooray!
I've heard back after my inquiry, have been given assurance that for the New England Chapter of NARGS, two talks were agreed upon, which started over a year ago. The whole NARGS chapter thing can be confusing, our local New England chapter essentially based in the greater Boston area (eastern Massachusetts) is called the New England chapter (New England is 6 states!), then there's the Berkshire Chapter which is western Massachusetts close to the New York state border (also New England, but separate from the the New England chapter, oh brother.). Anyways, I think it is squared away, the following should represent the correct status regarding Ian's presentations to the New England Chapter on Oct. 13th 2013.:
Ian Young’s presentations to the New England Chapter on Sunday October 13th, at Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts.
Morning session, 11:00 AM:Inspired to Rock
The gardens and places that inspired me to grow rock garden plants and how I interpreted them into our garden.
Afternoon session, 1:00 PM:Highland Gathering
Talk for the 2011 International Conference looking at the development and philosophy of our garden.
I truly look forward to hearing both presentations.
As John Wayne might have said "It's a big country" !
in Devon, UK Zone 9b