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IMYoung
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IRG 17 for May 2011 is now online:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011May261306444476IRGMay2011.pdf

We celebrate the centenary of the rock garden at Wisley, with Paul Cumbleton and introduce a new section in the IRG Forum area, devoted to the Garden History  : http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=7231.0      Dr John Page is well known for his interest in this subject and welcomes any contributions to the Forum pages on the history of gardens , particularly rock gardens, around the world.

This month's IRG cover picture is  Campanula morettiana, photographed by Gita Piatková of the Czech Republic.

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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Joined: 2010-01-31

Oops! I quite forgot to let you Folks know that the June IRG is online......many thanks to the NARGS member who reminded me :-[

IRG  June 2011 is here - http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Jun271309163193IRG18-June2011.pdf

As a seeming antidote to all those summer holiday venues, there's a trip to the Awakino Ski Field in New Zealand  :o  Don't panic, this is the southern hemisphere we're talking about, so Steve Newall's pictures are of some of NZ's finest alpine plants... but no snow!!

This map shows the location.....

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Anne Spiegel
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Yet another fascinating issue, Maggi.  You just keep topping yourself.  I'll be on the lookout for the Leptinella pictured.  There is something absolutely irresistible about plants with exserted stamens (Phacelia sericea, Valeriana supina etc.)

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

Thanks Anne.

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There is something absolutely irresistible about plants with exserted stamens

Yes, isn't there? Funny how these things catch our attentioin and admiration.

In the next issue there are echoes of the latest NARGS bulletin, with reports from the Picos de Europa from the Czech pairing of Cedrik and Štěpánka  Haškovec .... I think there will be much to please readers  ;)

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-01-31

Apologies to those of you trying to acces the SRGC website and Forum today, 26th July 2011 and contacting me to ask what is wrong. 
Our server is experiencing some sort of technical disruption and the sites are temporarily inaccessible.
Sorry for any inconvenience... at least we have the NARGS Forum to enjoy !
Will  make another post to let you know when "normal service" is resumed :)

Maggi

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

IMYoung wrote:

Apologies to those of you trying to acces the SRGC website and Forum today, 26th July 2011 and contacting me to ask what is wrong. 
Our server is experiencing some sort of technical disruption and the sites are temporarily inaccessible.
Sorry for any inconvenience... at least we have the NARGS Forum to enjoy !
Will  make another post to let you know when "normal service" is resumed :)

Maggi

Thanks for letting us know Maggi,

I was wondering what's up with the connection, assuming the SRGC server was down for some reason.  Hope that service is restored soon, imagine the withdrawal SRGC Forumists will be going through :'(

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

IMYoung
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Getting my "fix" happily here in the meantime, Mark.... so many threads to catch up on 8)

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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Joined: 2010-01-31

After brief spell back in operation the SRGC Server has failed again.... sorry Folks!

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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Joined: 2010-01-31

Okay, after some stops and starts I think the SRGC site and Forum is back in operation.
Sorry for the disruption Folks, wish we could control such things.

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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Time for a new IRG edition: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Jul281311872373IRG19.pdf

This month's IRG has contributions from Jules Fouarge, Cedrik and Štěpánka Haškovec, Zdeněk Zvolánek and  J. Ian Young.

There is talk of Campanulas, Gentians and  Hypericums, from Turkey and the Himalayas,  as well as visits to the Picos de Europa and the Cascades.

If the IRG is showing you plants that you would love to grow, remember the wonderful Seed Exchanges of all the main plant organisations  such as NARGS, SRGC and AGS that can give you access to such seed and also support them with donations of seed from your own garden.

These photos of orchids from the Picos de Europa are from the Haškovecs.
Ophrys apifera
Orchis provincialis

There is more about the IRG here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?board=34.0  :)

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

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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