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Boland
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Great images Cliff...as per usual!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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Booker wrote:

Typing this on my laptop in a Best Western Hotel, near Malpenza airport, Milan after our flight to Manchester this afternoon was cancelled and we have been advised by our carrier that we MAY be on a flight tomorrow morning or we may not?  

I've already painted the banner "Bring the Bookeroo Home" I'll be outside 10 Downing Street in the morning ;D

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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Booker wrote:

Todd wrote:

I'm way ahead of you...have plans to do an article on the serpentine alpines of Newfoundland  ;)

Excellent Todd ... we await it with great anticipation!

Typing this on my laptop in a Best Western Hotel, near Malpenza airport, Milan after our flight to Manchester this afternoon was cancelled and we have been advised by our carrier that we MAY be on a flight tomorrow morning or we may not?  We have had the most amazing vacation by and around beautiful Lake Como (seeing incredible primulas, hepaticas, hellebores in white, pink and yellow, crocus, tussilago and ajugas among others), the weather has been beautiful and our trips into Switzerland, up to Snow Eagle in northern Italy and the stunning mountain areas near Sondrio have enhanced an already incredible holiday. Hopefully we will get home tomorrow ... touch wood!

Good luck with the travel! Lovely images of spring :)

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Booker
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Many thanks for your support David ... British diplomacy worked, we arrived home at lunchtime on Saturday.  Now we have to fight for some meagre compensation ... wish us luck, we will need it!   ;D ;D

Thanks once again Cohan.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

IMYoung
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The March issue of International Rock Gardener - IRG15 - is now online.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Mar251301088655IRG15_March_2011.pdf

Featuring -
Joan and Liam McCaughey's selection from the Tien Shan; 'Silk Road Blues'
Kata and Ferenc Zoltan's photo essay of  striking natural plant combinations: 'Alpine Groupings and Rock Gardens in Nature'
Vlastimil Braun on Daphne malyana
and introducing an article from Paige Woodward  on an Iris "re-found" in Afghanistan

Picture: Ranunculus glacialis photo by Zoltan Ferenc.

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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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Todd wrote:

I'm way ahead of you...have plans to do an article on the serpentine alpines of Newfoundland  ;)

And in issue 16 of IRG we have that very article!

IRG16 for April 2011 is now online.....
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Apr281304030775IRG16_April2011.pdf

The cover photo is  Tulipa orthopoda by Vladimir Kolbintsev, formerly a research scientist at the Aksu-Dzhabagly nature reserve and regarded Kazakhstan‘s leading naturalist.

Also included are articles by Dieter Zschummel ,Todd Boland, Cedrik Haškovec and Štěpánka Haškovcová.

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Moltkia coerulea in the Ala Dag

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Tim Ingram
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Joined: 2011-04-27

What a wonderful resource the IRG is - I've only discovered it through this website as I am ashamed to say I don't belong to the Scottish Rock (I have thought of joining for many years but always felt the South-East of England and Scotland were poles apart climate wise - although I regularly got seed from Jack Drake's nursery years ago). However, like you say elsewhere, Ian, the ethos of the SRGC lies much closer to my vision of gardening, and it seems a great surprise that the AGS remains rather resistant to any change. Having only recently realised how effective the web can be for discussion I am becoming a total convert. My only worry is that I may not get out in the garden as much as I would like!

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

IMYoung
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Thank you, Tim.... we do hope to get that reaction for the IRG!

The SRGC has an international membership and a truly active international membership at that.... the Forum of the SRGC Website, which we are delighted to say formed part of the model for this NARGS Forum, is a meeting place for our thousands of members around the world and is a vibrant resource that is open to all, whether "official" SRGC members or not.... how else could we properly fulfil our charitable remit to spread knowledge and encourage interest in the mountain plants that so fascinate us?
You would soon find that there are a great many others involved in the SRGC with similar growing conditions to yourself.... not least fellow English folk! :D

Maggi Young

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Boland
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I'm very pleased with the layout of my serpentine article...looks great! (or course the entire IRG looks great!)

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

IMYoung
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Todd wrote:

I'm very pleased with the layout of my serpentine article...looks great! (or course the entire IRG looks great!)

Thanks, Todd.

We've added a 'paypal donate button' so that folks who appreciate the work the SRGC volunteers are doing with the website projects can show their appreciation in a tangible fashion, should they so wish!  Such donations will help to pay for the increased bandwidth needed for all the IRG and Bulb Log readers  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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