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Fermi
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IMYoung wrote:

My goodness, sometimes the world is a frighteningly small place. ;.)

Hope you will be singing the praises of the lovely T. sprengeri?

Definitely!

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

IMYoung
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My apologies for not keeping you good folks of NARGS up to date with the new  IRG  issues.

The main IRG page where all issues are available: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
 
This month the IRG breaks with habit to present a single genus issue.  Eranthis, ( also known, confusingly, as is often the case with common names, as Winter Aconites) are one of the delights of late winter, early spring  in the garden. Wim Boens explores the main species and a number of cultivars of this increasingly popular plant.
 
 Of course, wild flowers tend to be all the more beautiful by their habit of carpeting the ground and in Carolyn Walker's blog, she shows  how charming  Eranthis  in quantity can be.  For most of the new cultivars, though,  these are still being enjoyed, for the most part, as small plants in pots  but in time these  plants should  prove to be as valuable in our gardens as the presently widespread species.
 
Even as Wim has collated his lists of cultivars, yet more are being shown in the pages of the SRGC Forum  as well as examples of variants  in the species - such as  'Uckroer  Frühlingsonne' and  ' 'Winterzauber' 
 
 
 
M.Y.
 
edit 3/02/14  link to Carolyn's blog  changed for more direct access to her Eranthis blog.
 

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Cockcroft
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This issue is a real stunner!  While I grow three eranthis species, I had no idea of the variation within each of them.  Wim's article is one to keep (and maybe drool over from time to time).

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

IMYoung
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Thank you, Claire -   and were you  surprised to discover that the cultivar 'Lightning' had been named  from  the North American woodland shown in Carolyn's blog ?

 I think I gave too vague a link for that by the way - this is a better one :

http://carolynsshadegardens.com/2012/02/21/a-wonder-of-nature/

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Cockcroft
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Wow!  That link to Carolyn's blog was fantastic! 

And no, I'm not surprised that a really nice cultivar showed up by chance far from its native habitat.  The plants are obviously very happy and are busy doing what they do best -- sharing the gene pool and making new plants.  :-)  That's why I'm always on the look-out for different forms in my own garden.  While not a galanthaphile, I can see why folks get so excited about so many variations.

 

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

IMYoung
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Carolyn has just posted two parts about a list of 25 very popular galanthus on her blog - certainly worth seeing- and  many are available in the USA, which is a major plus for you folks  " over there " !

 For part one : http://carolynsshadegardens.com/2014/01/27/top-25-snowdrop-plants-part-one/

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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The February 2014 issue of IRG is our fiftieth magazine : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Feb271393533473IRG50February.pdf

Celebration embroidery for 50th IRG

There is a strongly North American flavour from some of our Canadian contributors – though not necessarily about North American plants :
 
Dracocephalum  by Grahame Ware

A report on Paul Spriggs’ Crevice Garden Demonstration by June Strandberg, with  photos from  June Strandberg and Barb Lemoine of VIRAGS

Phlox diffusa in the wild by Dr. Hans Roemer

Phlox diffusa  Phlox diffusa flower- photo by Luit van Delft in the SRGC Forum

Thanks to all who got in touch to say you enjoyed the single article issue IRG of January.  Your comments and suggestions and also your submissions for inclusion are always welcome via email.

 

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

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Hoy
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Beautifully made and very interesting as always! Thanks to the editors and contributors!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

IMYoung
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NARGS forum readers will see that the latest IRG, online now  has  articles from Gerrit Eijkelenboom from the Netherlands and Trond Høy from Norway who will be very familiar in these pages.  Gerrit and Trond  give  their individual reactions to the same trip earlier this year to see plants in South America with an international group of plant lovers.
 
Some extra photos from Trond to whet your appetite :
 
Glandulifera araucana
Mutisia spinosa
Tarasa humilis
Tristagma patagonicum
Valeriana boelckei
Valeriana fonckii
 
 
 
A complete Index to the IRG to date is here : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex51.pdf
 
 
M. Young

 

Glandulifera araucana
Mutisia spinosa
 Tarasa humilis
Tristagma patagonicum
Valeriana boelckei
Valeriana fonckii

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
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Trond has, in the SRGC forum,  pointed out a mistake I have made with his photo :

author=Hoy link=topic=11627.msg301176#msg301176 date=1396469987 wrote:

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I spotted a mix up in the right picture on page 20. The picture shows [i]Junellia patagonica[/i] and not [i]Jaborosa volkmannii[/i].
I probably mixed the names when I sent the pictures to Maggi.

Maggi has anyway made a great product of the words and pictures I sent her!

Here are the right pictures: [i]Jaborosa volkmannii[/i] and [i]Junellia patagonica[/i]:

 
 Oops! Trond, I believe that mistake was mine - I apologise - I had flowers on the brain and clearly got muddled!M. Young
Jaborosa volkmannii
Junellia patagonica

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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