A new year begins.
This is the direct link to IRG 85 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jan261485471226IRG85.pdf
The IRG Team hopes to bring you an interesting mixture of subjects over the year to enthuse and perhaps educate you in the ways of the plants which form the basis of our growing interest. In this issue, a number of Saxifraga hybrids recently registered with Adrian Young the registrar of the Saxifraga Society, are formally introduced from the breeder David Walkey who sadly died earlier this month. Adrian also provides a short introduction to David Walkey’s hybrids.
In conjunction with the printed journal of the SRGC, The Rock Garden, we are delighted to feature another contribution from Matt Topsfield to supplement his article in TRG 138 of January 2017 with a photo essay of narcissus found on his trip in the footsteps of John Blanchard, who will, we hope, be pleased to see how his previous travels still inspire plantsmen today.
(Matt’s article on some of the plants other than narcissus which he saw during his trip were published in the IRG 81 (International Rock Gardener e-magazine) see my previous post)
Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
A news update from S Scottish Rock Garden Club:
1) Janis Ruksans new book - The World of Crocuses - is now in print - hundreds of pages, beautiful illustrations, distribution maps -
everything Janis has learned about Crocus over the last decades -
you can learn more, including how to order the book, from this page on SRGC forum :
There is no formal order form - To order Janis ' book you need to email to him to get cost, including postage - firstname.lastname@example.org
2) It seems some are unaware of how to find Ian Young's e-book - Erythroniums in Cultivation - which was introduced late in 2016
in pdf form - 278 full colour pages - free to download via this link :
3) A reminder too of the fact that every week on the SRGC website a new Bulb Log is loaded -
published every week since 2003, every issue can be found from this page :
and every month - on the last Friday of the month, the free e-magazine International Rock Gardener (IRG) ISSN 2053-7557
is published here on the SRGC site : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
An updated index is available there too.
The latest Bulb Log is here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Mar081488968834BULB_LOG_1017.pdf
the latest IRG is here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Feb231487875287IRG_86.pdf
Hope this helps those who were having difficulty finding the links!
IRG 87 - March 2017 Spain retains its attraction to draw visitors keen to enjoy a break and see wildflowers at the same time. Răzvan Chişu,
a Romanian who now lives and works in Cheshire recalls an early spring trip to Alpujarras.
Răzvan recently took over as Editor for the Saxifraga Society and is been much involved in Plant Heritage projects and Hardy Plant Society displays.
The charming garden of Hana Zíková in Bohemia is introduced by Zdenek Zvolanek with photos by Zdena Kosourová.
We do hear more from the male of the species but there are also talented female Czech gardeners; !
Ian Christie, himself a former SRGC president, describes a new Galanthus cultivar,
named for a sadly missed SRGC former President, Harley Milne who died last year.
Download the IRG here :
Full Index :
International Rock Gardener (IRG) 88- April 2017 is online now with articles from Wim Boens from Belgium on double forms of Ficaria verna;
Krzysztof Ciesielski from Poland on a new galanthus and Zdeněk Zvolánek introduces another Czech star in advance of the Third International Czech Rock Garden Conference which opens in early May.
Download via this link http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Apr271493318724IRG88.pdf
For the May IRG we escape to Rhodes to see orchids and other flowers there, from Gerrit and Iep Eikelenboom and, from Iran, we discover a new Crocus species from Iran, described by Jānis Rukšāns.http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017May251495746846IRG89May2017.pdf
A reminder that at at this time of year, as every year, new postal members of SRGC will have their subscriptions run until October 2018. There are many free features of the SRGC Site, such as the monthly IRG and weekly Bulb Log.
Submissions from NARGS members to the IRG are always welcome.
A reminder that at this time of year, and for every
Latest issue of IRG - International Rock Gardener online now
This issue has descriptions of new Crocus species from Dimitri Zubov and Janis Ruksans - including in honour of Janis and Marcus Harvey- and news of artist in residence activity at the wonderful Inverewe Gardens on the west coast of Scotland - plus a poem by Lydia Muijen inspired by the garden and the recent erythronium festival there.
Download issue 90 here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jun211498039508IRG_90_June.pdf
This month.... Events, commercials and more ! Arie Dwarswaard's review of
Janis Rukšāns Crocus book, Gerrit and Iep Eijkelenboom about the plants of Cyprus....
International Rock Gardener e-magazine IRG 91 July 2017 ISSN 2053-7557http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jul271501183467IRG91.pdf
What's in this month's IRG?
A reminder about Donations to the SRGC Seed Exchange ..........all Seed Exes need donors!
from Stavros Apostolou - photos of some Bulbs of Attica ...........
David Nicholson regales us with Tales of a Crocus.............
and, from the archives of The Rock Garden, journal of SRGC - Primula forrestii and it's new designation ........
download this issue here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Aug241503601039IRG92.pdf
In IRG September 2017 : the description of a new Tulipa species by J.J. de Groot and K.S. Tojibaev...... Jan Tholhuijsen encourages another new project for the garden .....Zdenek Zvolanek praises fabaceae for the garden and Kenton J. Seth reviews a book on Cactus........ free to download here...http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Sep281506621414IRG93.pdf