International Rock Gardener e-magazine

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IMYoung
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International Rock Gardener e-magazine

The March Issue of the e-magazine from the Scottish Rock Garden Club is now online here:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

.... you can be sure we have a hyperlink from the name of Zdeněk Zvolánek to the NARGS 2010 "Romancing the Rockies The Marriage of Plant and Stone " July 11-14, 2010, to be held in Denver & Salida, Colorado !

Here is a photo, by ZZ, from the March issue, of Adonis vernalis .....

Hoy
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I have tried Adonis vernalis several times but the slugs always eat them all. Who said they were poisonous?

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

IMYoung
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I can't say that Adonis vernalis is one of the plants we have a lot of trouble with from the slugs ..... or perhaps I am so busy worrying about the slug damage to other plants and the predations of the mice that I haven't noticed! I'll have to check tomorrow ..... you've got me worried now!

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

RickR
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Another FANTASTIC edition!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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IMYoung wrote:

I can't say that Adonis vernalis is one of the plants we have a lot of trouble with from the slugs ..... or perhaps I am so busy worrying about the slug damage to other plants and the predations of the mice that I haven't noticed! I'll have to check tomorrow ..... you've got me worried now!

Sorry, didn't mean to worry you! But I am very sorry I haven't been able to grow this wonderful plant.

Now I have had time to take a look at that as RickR says, fantastic edition , and I agree!

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

IMYoung
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Well, slugs are always a worry, are they not?! Pesky creatures!

Coincidentally, as we had that photo in the IRG ( and thanks to all of you who are so complimentary about the venture) we were able today to enjoy in the SRGC Forum some great photos from Forumists living in Bulbgaria of Adonis vernalis in the  Rusenski Lom Nature Park.... a spectacular sight to see these golden flowers scattered on the hillside..... take a look: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5093.msg144817#msg144817      8)

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Lori S.
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Joining in with the praise for the latest edition... what an exquisite corydalis!

I assume "Bulbgaria" was not a typo... ?  ;)  ;D   It is wonderful to see Adonis in the wild... they have not even breached the ground surface here yet, but I am thankful that slugs have never been a problem in our yard.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Slugs eat my cactus.

Cactus seedlings, that is, before they grow protective coat of thorns.

Just a word to the wise . . .

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

IMYoung
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Issue 4 ,April 2010 of International Rock Gardener is now online at the website of the Scottish Rock Garden Club........
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

As ever, your comments are most welcome here and if you would like to contribute to a future issue of IRG, please email Margaret  Young via info AT srgc.org.uk

I would like to share, from the April issue, this charming photo of Hepatica nobilis Alba, taken by SRGC Member and Forumist, Robin Gemmill, in the wild near her home in Switzerland

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Lori S.
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What an exquisite plant!  Must go look at the latest installment of IRG now!!
Thanks, Maggi!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

IMYoung
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Thank you to all those getting in touch to tell us what you enjoy about IRG. Your kind words are an inspiration. Remember, if you have an idea for a feature (and if you would care to actually contribute a feature, so much the better! ;)) then email either your suggestion, or the article and pictures, to Maggi Young at this address ....  info@srgc.org.uk    8)

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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