Scottish Rock Garden Club Forum

General Subjects => The International Rock Gardener - Feedback Forum => Topic started by: Maggi Young on January 18, 2010, 09:41:47 PM

Title: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 18, 2010, 09:41:47 PM
I don't know how many of you folks drop in here via the Home Page of the SRGC..  www.srgc.net (http://www.srgc.net) or the old page: http://www.srgc.org.uk/ (http://www.srgc.org.uk/)        .... but those who do may have noticed an extra hotlink there in the past couple of days...... there it is, below the Forum  box.....

[attach=1]

the box leads to the International Rock Gardener

Click on it and you will be taken to the main menu page for a brand new SRGC Feature...........
The impatient amongst you can click here , instead!

 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

The page tells you about the new venture.... and this evening there is a further link there for you to follow!

Have a look, tell us what you think in the  IRG feedback section .......

http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4851.msg131627#msg131627 (http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4851.msg131627#msg131627)

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 27, 2010, 07:39:16 PM
Issue 2  online 26th February 2010
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

The intention is to load a new issue  on/around the last Friday of every month.

As an aid to remembering that, why not register for the SRGC Forum, and, in your profile settings: Notifications and Email , enable email alerts from this thread..... that way you'll discover when each new issue is loaded online  8)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 26, 2010, 11:55:04 AM
Issue Number 3 March 2010 is now online.
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

....please look out for the hyperlinks to other relevant websites denoted by bright blue colouration of names or words  :)

You may comment on the IRG here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4851.msg144563#msg144563

To make contact about a future submission for IRG, please send an email to
info@srgc.org.uk ......we look forward to hearing from you!
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 29, 2010, 11:25:38 PM
Issue 4 ,April 2010 of International Rock Gardener is now online
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

As ever, your comments are most welcome here:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4851.msg144563#msg144563

or email me at info AT srgc.org.uk.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 27, 2010, 11:21:01 PM
Issue 5 of International Rock Gardener, for May 2010 is now online at
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

Daphnes feature strongly in this issue.... if you need a further Daphne "fix" see this Forum thread: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4908.0  for "Daphnes 2010"... there are lots more Daphne pages in the Forum, including Olga Bondareva's 'Where the wild daphne grows" http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4332.0  8)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 25, 2010, 10:51:53 AM
Issue 6 of International Rock Gardener, for June 2010 is now online


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

In this issue there are the first introductions to Speakers at the Alpines 2011 Conference to be held in Nottingham, in the UK, in April 2011. Future issues will feature more of the Speakers......

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Jul141279102139IRGJUNE.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Jul141279102139IRGJUNE.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 29, 2010, 11:22:27 PM
Issue 7 of International Rock Gardener, for July 2010 is now online


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

In this issue there are more introductions to Speakers arranged for the Alpines 2011 Conference, organised by the Alpine Garden Society, to be held in Nottingham, in the UK, in April 2011.

The deadline for the "Early Bird discount" for the conference is the end of August, so we urge anyone interested in attending not to miss that opportunity to save Ł100!

Further to the Conference activities, there is news of the Pre and Post Conference Tours here :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2751.msg161651#msg161651

The issue also features more floral emblems of alpine plant organisations around the world.....if YOUR club hasn't  been featured yet, why not drop a line to me to tell me about it?
Write to info@srgc.org.uk or post in the IRG feedback area of the Forum.
It will also be a pleasure to hear from any one who feels they have a plant story to share with IRG..... same email contact.... 8) :)

 
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 27, 2010, 11:22:47 AM
Issue 8 of International Rock Gardener, for August 2010 is now online


http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international


Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 23, 2010, 10:24:04 PM
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
 
The SRGC e-magazine 'International Rock Gardener'  No.9  for  September 2010  is online now.  This issue contains more tributes to the late Jim Archibald and and his work and includes photos of the plants being grown worldwide from Archibald seed, sent in by growers who really appreciated the  chance to grow these plants.
 
This photograph of Iris iberica ssp. lycotis grown from seeds he received from Jim and Jenny a few years ago is by Hans Achilles.
This Iris,  as with all  Hans'  bulbous plants, grows outside in the garden without any protection (either in winter or summer), despite of an annual rainfall of about 800 mm.
 
The seed of this delightful oncocyclus Iris from Iran, was collected by a Scotsman,  grown by a German living on Mallorca and is shared with gardeners from every country with an internet connection, all via the IRG ..... says it all really, doesn't it?

[attach=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 29, 2010, 08:15:48 AM
Issue 10 of IRG is now online   
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Nov271290899267October_IRG10_.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Nov271290899267October_IRG10_.pdf)
This issue begins an introduction some of the plant gems of North America for the rock garden.

See this issue and access all the previous issues, at
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 26, 2010, 01:59:18 PM
Hello from snowy Aberdeen- the November issue of IRG is now online
 all issues :http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international

[attach=1]

IRG 11  shows us more beautiful plants from the mountain areas of north America.
Take another tour with IRG and enjoy the photos of sunny days in the Wild West.

We also have some suggestions from Michal Hoppel about how best to grow some of these "American Beauties" in European gardens.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Nov261290804873IRG11_November2010.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Nov261290804873IRG11_November2010.pdf)

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 24, 2010, 06:55:13 PM
The December issue, no. 12, of IRG is online now.... a week early to give you something to divert you all from too much festive food  ;)

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Dec261293381708IRG_12_December.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Dec261293381708IRG_12_December.pdf)

We are delighted to have an article from Susann Nilsson, with permission from the Swedish Garden Club and their STA Journal - Trädgĺrds Amatören.

 There are also hints on crevice garden design for good drainage and some of the wonderful plants to be captured on camera in Turkey......

[attach=1]

Aethionema capitatum, Kup Dag , Turkey. Photo Mojmir Pavelka .

 The IRG Team would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our former SRGC President Glassford Sprunt both for his assistance with proof-reading the IRG and in compiling and Index  for the 2010 editions, which is appended to this month's .
This is a vital task for IRG - thank you, Glassford!

Thanks to all those who have contributed to the first year of IRG and to those who will  also make the coming year a pleasure for our readers!

From the IRG Team, wherever you are in the world, may you find peace and happiness now and in the year to come.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 28, 2011, 11:43:16 AM
First issue of 2011 is now online:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Jan271296161952IRG13.pdf


Sunrise behind Frederikshavn, from an article  by Ellen Raebild & Herluf Johansen, Denmark
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 24, 2011, 11:51:41 PM
February issue of IRG is now online:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Feb241298591020IRG14_Feb_2011.pdf

Signs of Spring from John  Gennard's wood........

[attach=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 25, 2011, 12:19:46 AM
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 that is shown in full in the Forum on an Iris "re-found" in Afghanistan  ( http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6967.0 )

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 25, 2011, 12:24:38 PM
Sorry, there's a mistake:
"In IRG13 we visited the Northern Ireland garden of Joan and Liam as they constructed a crevice garden"

 Oops, typo... that should be  IRG 14 February 2011
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Feb241298591020IRG14_Feb_2011.pdf

 Edit by Maggi: the typo is corrected now and the IRG15  can be found here...
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Mar251301088655IRG15_March_2011.pdf
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 28, 2011, 11:56:06 PM
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.

[attach=1]

Moltkia coerulea in the Ala Dag
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 27, 2011, 11:53:34 AM
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.

There is also an article from ZZ on the English primula grower and tufa  fan, David Philbey.  8)

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

[attach=1]

Those of you who appreciate the provision of this monthly magazine and who may not be SRGC Members, may care to make a donation to the SRGC to assist us to continue our online prescence, via the "DONATE" button at the top of this webpage  :)

Many thanks to those of you who have done that!  8)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 27, 2011, 09:33:23 AM
IRG for JUNE 2011 is now online.   http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Jun271309163193IRG18-June2011.pdf


A mix of plants and places around the world to please those of us not off on our own travels this summer!

Steve Newall of New Zealand gives an insight into one of the South Island's regions, as shown on this map.....
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 28, 2011, 07:45:07 PM
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 our wonderful Seed Exchange that can give you access to such seed and also support it 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
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 25, 2011, 10:53:36 PM
August 2011 issue of IRG is now online ..... we return to the subject of Campanula morettiana, and hear more from Cedrik and Štěpánka Haškovec   .....

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international - for main IRG menu

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Aug251314305515IRG20August_2011.pdf - for August Issue

http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=7778.0   for further item and photos
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 29, 2011, 09:55:59 PM
 We welcome new contributor Grahame Ware to the September 2011 issue of IRG  which is now online :

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international


There are some "extras" to IRG 21 here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7893.0

More photos, links and so on.  :)

Many thanks to Glassford Sprunt and Richard Green, the IRG proof-readers.  Glassford is also  the compiler  of the IRG index, as well as the index for The Rock Garden.



 Edit by M: My apologies for getting Richard's name quite wrong... he is Richard Green, not Webb as I first wrote..... you see why I need  good proof readers, eh?!!  :-[  
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 27, 2011, 08:23:26 PM
October IRG is online...... http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Oct271319742037IRG22October_2011.pdf
 we hope there is something there to interest you.

Here is a pdf Index of the IRG (complete up to and including this current issue) compiled by Glassford Sprunt

[attach=1]


Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 25, 2011, 01:10:32 PM
The November Issue of IRG is online now  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2011Nov241322170676IRG_23_-_November2011_.pdf

We return to the ever popular subject of Turkey and her plants .... this country is, of course, species rich and the appetite to learn more of the plants who inhabit that large and diverse region seems undimmed.

For the bulb lovers, J. Ian Young encourages an interest in the dwarf narcissus of the "hoop petticoat" type, so invaluable for flowering through the northern hemisphere winter as well as into spring. 
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 28, 2011, 12:56:52 PM
Two years completed  :)

Friends, the December issue of IRG is now online.
A slight departure from our usual format, as you will see.   ;)

Thanks to all our contributors and helpers over the year and to those who have given encouragement. 
To Glassford Sprunt and Richard Green for their proof-reading, Maggi gives particular thanks.

Glassford continues to prepare the IRG Index and the up to date index for all 24 issues is included in the December 2011 issue.

With kindest regards for a Good New Year !



Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 26, 2012, 10:45:47 PM
Welcome to a new year of IRG.

The January issue is now online, beginning with a look back to some plants that are popular now as they were forty years ago. Some things never change, it seems.

Grahame Ware explores his affection for a little snapdragon and Fritz Kummert shares his delight in an unassuming Idaho native. 

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Jan251327507359IRG25-Jan2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Jan251327507359IRG25-Jan2012.pdf)


Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 24, 2012, 12:58:28 AM
February's issue of IRG is now online :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Feb241330043727IRG_26_Feb2012.pdf


Richard Green, one of the IRG team in Scotland,  gives  tips on how to become an international rock gardener by embarking upon foreign travel. The well known duo of Kirsten Andersen and Lars Hansen from Denmark introduce us to a some Daphnes.

The cover photo shows an Israeli iris in snow.... not in its homeland, where it has seen such conditions only once in the last century, but in the garden of bulb lover Hans Achilles in the Balearic Islands  8)
More photos of that iris in Hans' garden and coming into flower in  Israel, photos from Fred Depalle, in this thread : http://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8382.0


ZZ gets confused by a stone cress  and we consider the origins of a cheery Scots broom........
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 29, 2012, 11:36:56 PM
March issue of IRG is now online.
This month we have:
The promise of primulas to come from John Mattingley, of Cluny Gardens in Perthshire, Scotland.

Dieter Zschummel introduces some quite enchanting annual gentians from China.

Gerd Knoche muses on some of his favourite violas - this time some yellow flowered species.

Kata Jozsa and Ferenc Zoltan  have photos of Crocus vernus subsp. albiflorus, tempting us to the Dolomites later in the year.... which leads us to a note about a new book which we think will become essential for any traveller to those mountains.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 26, 2012, 10:47:00 PM
Hello Friends,
 the April 2012 issue of IRG is now online

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Apr261335475783IRG28-April2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Apr261335475783IRG28-April2012.pdf)

we hope you enjoy it  :)

Link to  paper on Ranunculus wettsteinii https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256585993_Allopolyploid_origin_of_the_Balkan_endemic_Ranunculus_wettsteinii_%28Ranunculaceae%29_inferred_from_nuclear_and_plastid_DNA_sequences?showFulltext=true (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256585993_Allopolyploid_origin_of_the_Balkan_endemic_Ranunculus_wettsteinii_%28Ranunculaceae%29_inferred_from_nuclear_and_plastid_DNA_sequences?showFulltext=true)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 24, 2012, 10:27:08 PM
The May 2012 issue of IRG is now online. http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012May241337894269IRG29-May2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012May241337894269IRG29-May2012.pdf)

This month there are Tecophilaeas to charm you in shades of blue, Penstemons in shades of red and an Aconitum with wine-red promise.

We also catch up with the Primulas at Cluny.

And I can report that the sun has arrived in Scotland - this may even be Summer! :)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 28, 2012, 10:25:32 PM
In the June issue of IRG Christoph Ruby, of the Hof Botanic Garden in Germany is upbeat in his report on the plants in Hof’s crevice garden and we are able to offer encouragment to growers with examples from the gardens of  forumists from several countries.

We again return to Turkey to examine some more of the fine plants that so tempt us, but those in this selection are proving none too easy in cultivation. So much so that  Zdeněk Zvolánek calls them  "Anatolian Troublemakers"!  The flora of Turkey is immensely varied and greatly admired by many rock gardeners : "Dr Rock" -   David Millward who contributed the cover picture of Arnebia densiflora from the steppe, near Erzincan, Anatolia  has reported on a recent SRGC trip in the Forum in pages about Eastern Turkey, here :   

http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=7936.0 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=7936.0)     

All issues of IRG (International Rock Gardener) can be found here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

 Cover photo
[attachimg=1]

The International Rock Gardener  June 2012 :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Jun281340917807IRG_30-June2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Jun281340917807IRG_30-June2012.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 26, 2012, 08:42:24 PM
This month, when the USA celebrated Independence Day, the IRG has a distinctly North American bias to the plants covered, starting with the first of a small series by Gene Mirro about the lilies of western America.
IRG 31 July 2012 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Jul261343329301IRG31_July2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Jul261343329301IRG31_July2012.pdf)
Rex Murfitt addresses a charming Iris whose needs have been mis-stated over a great many years and ZZ throws a friendly challenge to a friend about another North American plant, Telesonix heucheriformis.


photo by Gene Mirro

Drift of natural hybrids L.  x pardalinum
Hybrid 2
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 30, 2012, 08:34:31 PM
International Rock Gardener - IRG 32  August 2012
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Aug301346354548IRG_32_August2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Aug301346354548IRG_32_August2012.pdf)
 
This month we learn of two diverse Gatherings of Rock Gardeners - the NZAGS Study weekend in February 2013 and the Second International Czech Rock Garden Conference, in May 2013.  The SRGC is proud to be a sponsor of these events.
Plant-wise......
 Gene Mirro continues his  series with the lilies of Southern California and the Sierra Nevada; 
.......we have a note on  Gentiana occidentalis;
...... and Kirsten Andersen and Lars Hansen explore the diversity of Oxalis laciniata var. pubescens.  :)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 27, 2012, 01:50:51 PM
September's IRG is loaded a little early  :) 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Sep271348748134IRG33_Sept2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Sep271348748134IRG33_Sept2012.pdf)

This month sees features by......  nurseryman Tim Ingram about the Welsh garden of
the Plant-hunters Jim and Jenny Archibald. This article has been added to the Archibald Archive in the SRGC website. http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/features-mainmenu-47/srgc-information/41-resources/271-srgc (http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/features-mainmenu-47/srgc-information/41-resources/271-srgc)

Tim is a passionate believer in the importance of gardens, particularly in the context of organisations such as the SRGC and its sisters.

Adrian Young presents one of his preferred Saxifraga species and it is his photo that gives our cover picture: Saxifraga catalaunica.

Gene Mirro concludes his series on the lilies of North West America – a piece on the germination of these western species lilies is posted in the SRGC Forum area, here:
 http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9610.new#new (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9610.new#new)


Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 26, 2012, 08:20:20 PM
October IRG is online:

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jun2414036385622012Nov071352287814October_IRG_34.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jun2414036385622012Nov071352287814October_IRG_34.pdf)

This month is a real celebration of the many talents of SRGC Forumists as their (present day) photos  of seasonal colour are used to illustrate  both an old SRGC Journal Article from 1953 about Autumn colour in the Scottish garden of the Knox-Finlays at Keillour Castle and also some  Spring joys in the southern hemisphere.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 29, 2012, 10:03:43 PM
Online now: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Nov291354225242IRG35_November2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Nov291354225242IRG35_November2012.pdf)


As gardeners we can sometimes be accused of creating unnatural settings for our plants: the first article this month shows how well nature creates “real” rock gardens, surely we can do no better than follow her example! Cliff Booker, who has also contributed the cover picture, shows a selection from various locations.

[attachimg=1]
Rhododendron ferrugineum above Corvara in the Dolomites


 Zdeněk Zvolánek abandoned the Beauty Slope this summer for some plant hunting excursions – he shares with us a  brief trip to Italy.'s Apuan Alps.

For some growers, their interest lies in working to produce hybrid plants which they hope will be easier of cultivation or more floriferous: In the world of saxifrages we are aware of the immense skill of the Czech growers - Adrian Young highlights for us the work of a British grower, Ray Fairbairn, who has done a lot of work with both Saxifraga and Primula. Photos for this article are from Adrian Young and David Hoare.

[attachimg=2]
Saxifraga 'Allendale Comet'


[attachimg=3]
Saxifraga Allendale Allure'
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 27, 2012, 04:32:17 PM
 See http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Dec271356608342IRG36December2012.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2012Dec271356608342IRG36December2012.pdf)
 for the December IRG

This is the 36th issue, completing the third year of our "one  year experiment"   :)

Our thanks to all our wonderful  contributors and loyal readers - we hope the coming year brings health and happiness to you all - and provides continuing interest for you in the IRG.

Seasonal Greetings from the IRG Team !
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: IRG ED Team on January 24, 2013, 01:13:37 PM
IRG 37 - January 2013

This issue heralds the Snowdrop Season with news from Valentin Wijnen, who has also provided the cover picture. Valentin will be familiar to many “Galanthophiles” from his talks at Galanthus events in several countries as well as his contributions to the VRV (http://www.vrvforum.be/forum/index.php (http://www.vrvforum.be/forum/index.php) ) and SRGC Forum pages where Snowdrop threads are immensely popular! 

Taking us ‘out and about’ to the Swedish region of Abisko is Susann Nilsson who shows the natural habitat of many fine plants that are treasured by many of us in our gardens.
Susann is known for her Passion  for Pulsatillas!



The Editorial Team send their grateful thanks to all those who have been in contact to say they enjoy this form of magazine. Such comments are most welcome and are an inspiration to us to continue in this work. Most important in this process, of course, are our contributors, without whom none of this is possible. We take this chance to thank all those who have contributed in the past and encourage everyone to submit articles or ideas for the future. Many kind comments about the IRG concern the fine photographs that are the backbone of our publication. So many people, not just our authors, are kind enough to allow the use of their photographs in these pages: as with text, the ownership and copyright of these photos remain with the originator and anyone wishing to use them elsewhere should seek permission. To do so, or to submit an article, please make contact in the first instance to editor@internationalrockgardener.org   

IRG January 2013 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jan241359046525IRG37Jan2013.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jan241359046525IRG37Jan2013.pdf)



IRG Index: A full index to IRG, compiled by Glassford Sprunt may be download via this link:

http://files.srgc.net/journals/International_Index_37.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/International_Index_37.pdf)


Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 22, 2013, 12:41:26 PM
IRG  #38 February 2013

Ian Christie has been lucky enough to travel to see plants in nature in many parts of the world but he never loses sight of the beauty that is available in his own country, Scotland. Scottish Mountains may not be the highest, but the landscape can be dramatic and plants of the mountain and woodland can be found even almost at the edge of the sea. Ian shares his delight in such plants.

 Ian Young, writes for the ‘world of bulbs’ on one of his favourite tubers, Corydalis solida and the garden forms of this plant that do well in North East Scotland. Ian has documented his experiences growing bulbs corms and tubers every week since 2003 in his Bulb Log Diary on the SRGC Site.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Mar011362129867IRG38Feb2013.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Mar011362129867IRG38Feb2013.pdf)



Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 29, 2013, 12:34:44 PM
March 2013 - IRG 39  - http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Mar291364556865IRG39March2013.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Mar291364556865IRG39March2013.pdf)

The plant world is full of many stories and interlinking paths: over the years both plants and people come together, drift apart and meet again.
It is often said that very little is truly new under the sun, though happily discoveries are still made by intrepid and determined plant hunters, but for many, there is just as much interest in uncovering the connections between the hunters and plants of the past - be that distant or in living memory.
Yes, there are those who are happy to just see a plant or seed for sale and to obtain it to grow in their garden, never giving its origins a second thought – but there is so often a “back story” to a plant that adds so much intrigue to the process – we are happy to celebrate such tales in our pages.
 
This month we feature   Androsace euryantha  by Jozef Lemmens
and Erodium cheilanthifolium by  Zdeněk    Zvolanek

[attachimg=1]
a local beauty with a primula posy - photo Jozef Lemmens


 
See every issue of IRG here  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 26, 2013, 11:34:24 AM
The April issue, IRG 40  is now online  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Apr261366962255IRG40April.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Apr261366962255IRG40April.pdf)

Plant hunters have always been intrepid souls, venturing into areas where all sorts of unknown tribulations lurked. Happily, the fate of David Douglas – who died in a pit trap in Hawaii in 1834 - has  befallen few recent plant explorers.

The Latvian nurseryman, bulb expert and author Jānis Rukšāns is a valued contributor  to this  SRGC forum. Last month he made a trip to North West Turkey. This issue of IRG  includes much of that story but a great many more photographs can be seen  here in the SRGC Forum along with other references.

Jaroslav Baláž, a Czech grower  who has a small alpine nursery in  the village of  Dolní Rožínka, writes about Ranunculus seguieri

This photo of Ranunculs seguieri in the wild is from  "Ranunculus" himself, Cliff Booker. ;)
[attachimg=1]


A full index to the IRG is available here :
http://files.srgc.net//journals/IRGIndex40.pdf (http://files.srgc.net//journals/IRGIndex40.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 30, 2013, 09:41:31 PM
IRG 41, for May 2013 is now online. this is the first issue dedicated to  the exciting gathering of International Rock Gardeners in early May in the Czech Republic.
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013May301369920930IRG41May.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013May301369920930IRG41May.pdf)
It seemed fitting to celebrate these gardeners!

Photos of many of those  attending can be seen here : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10517.0 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10517.0)   and those who attended the event  are invited to post their 'people pix' there as well. For other photos there is this thread in the forum, where your photos will  also  be greatly appreciated : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10484.0 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10484.0)

Here is the "missing Alpine Parrot"- Vaclav  - with his Mother, Ludmila

[attachimg=1]

Main page of IRG http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 27, 2013, 07:32:29 PM
June 2013 IRG  42 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun271372340302IRG42June.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun271372340302IRG42June.pdf)
new url
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun281372419197IRG42June.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun281372419197IRG42June.pdf)

We conclude our look at the recent events hosted by the rock gardeners of the Czech Republic with a visit to the garden of Vojtěch Holubec in Praha-Suchdol and of Zdeněk Zvolánek in Karlík, the Beauty Slope.

[attachimg=1]
In the Holubec garden

[attachimg=2]
ZZ "the Stonerider" on the Holubec garden !


[attachimg=3]
Cameras on the Beauty Slope

[attachimg=4]
Tim Ingram, an English nurseryman gives a brief overview of his experience of the Czech trip.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 28, 2013, 12:56:59 PM
My apologies, there is a change to the url for the June Issue, now it is
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun281372419197IRG42June.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jun281372419197IRG42June.pdf) - there was a mistake in an Edraianthus name - Edraianthus pulevicii  - on page 4 - now corrected.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 26, 2013, 11:09:11 AM
I hope you will take time out from your busy lives to read the July issue of IRG:

Gerrit Eijkelenboom from Lelystad  in the Netherlands describes himself as a "gardener on the sea bottom", he grows a wide range of both rock garden and shade loving plants and has something of a fondness for Epimediums and Meconopsis - the latter being quite a struggle for him to grow well in his local climate. Gerrit and his wife enjoy plant hunting by camera on holiday and he contributes photos of some orchids seen recently in Crete.

Jan Jílek,  a nurseryman who divides his time between the Czech Republic and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, is one of the brave folk  with only a little English who still takes the time to contribute to the SRGC Forum in our strange language!

IRG 43 here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jul261374832351IRG43July.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Jul261374832351IRG43July.pdf)

 N. B. erratum  page 12 - Ophrys spruneri is shown incorrectly as Ophrys sprunneri

[attachimg=1]
Ophrys heldreichii
 
[attachimg=2]
Orchis papilionacea     .....these photos by Gerrit Eijkelenboom.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 29, 2013, 07:09:08 PM
IRG 44 August 2013 (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Aug291377798656IRG44August.pdf) (click to follow link)


This month we follow the renewal of the garden in British Columbia
of our late colleague Joyce Carruthers by her daughter Amanda with the help of ZZ and friends.

Trond Hřy describes the plants seen on Svalbard in the north west of Norway,
a region he has visited several times, the first time as a student back in 1977.
Trond shared his trip both here in the SRGC Forum and in the NARGS forum - the IRG is now the beneficiary!
 
World of Bulbs features late summer/autumn crocus from J. Ian Young, writer of the Bulb Log,
along with some photos of these in the wild from Johan Nilson of Gothenburg Botanic Garden.

[attachimg=1]

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 27, 2013, 12:30:55 AM
The September issue of IRG welcomes the autumn to the northern hemisphere as spring gets into its stride in the south.
You can find the issue here :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Sep281380401493IRG45September2013.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Sep281380401493IRG45September2013.pdf)

Two Czech Rock Gardeners in Nepal  is by Zdeněk Zvolánek, with photographs by Mojmír Pavelka and Vladimír Staněk.

Rogan Roth from South Africa speaks of his lifelong affection for Tigridia pavonia

[attachimg=1]

Jozef Lemmens of Belgium,supplies both text and photos for the first part of his article on  Zhongdian
 and
 ZZ introduces the recently described  Campanula hacerae



The IRG has been assigned the ISSN 2053-7557
 
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 24, 2013, 06:54:10 PM
IRG  46 - October 2013 (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Oct241382632259IRG46_October2013.pdf)

Is there any wonder that gardeners are always talking about the weather when there seems to be little in the way of steady seasonal temperatures  in the last year or so ? Here in the UK we are hurtling from sunshine that promises "shirt sleeve weather"  to sharp overnight frosts. In Australia there are reports of  terrible fires threatening life and homes and other friends are worrying about unaturally  hot days that are putting paid to flowers at a fast rate.

We can but hope that the IRG provides a spot of gentle relief from such stresses as Grahame Ware praises  a Lewisia named for a film star, we view some great plants from the Karabet region and find a plea not to ignore a remarkable tulip.

Main IRG page where all issues are available: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
 
In contrast to the IRG  photos from the Karabet  Pass, here is a Merendera kurdica cultivated in a pot by Peter Clarke- this photo from elsewhere in  the Forum  -
[attachimg=1]

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 29, 2013, 12:28:31 AM

IRG 47 November 2013 (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Nov291385684453IRG47November2013.pdf) - click to download

November's IRG contains  the second part of Jozef Lemmens' article on  Zhongdian  and also  features some  plants from the Gesneriaceae - with  a look back to an article  from a 1968  issue of The Rock Garden about plants in the garden and details of  some intergeneric hybrids from Josef Halda.

Jankmonda x jurasekii 'Rudi'

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 26, 2013, 08:58:01 PM
The Editorial Team of the IRG joins with all SRGC Members to send Seasonal Greetings to all our readers worldwide.     

[attachimg=1]

We very much appreciate your continued support, notes and emails.
There are many who contribute to the IRG -from the authors and photographers to our hardworking index-compiling and proof-reading helpers, Glassford Sprunt and Richard Green – all of these fine people are deserving of our respect and thanks.  A full index is appended to this  December issue. 
 
Any submissions, from you, with fine photographs of plants and gardens are keenly awaited! Contact is
simple – email  editor@internationalrockgardener.net  with your text and photos or indeed ideas and
comments: we will be delighted to hear from you.

We hope you will enjoy our calendar for 2014 with photographs from the IRG and SRGC Forum.

With best wishes for the coming year!

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Dec261388090959IRG48December2013.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2013Dec261388090959IRG48December2013.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 29, 2014, 07:29:33 PM
 This month the IRG (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jan291391022895IRG49.pdf) 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 (http://carolynsshadegardens.com/2012/02/21/a-wonder-of-nature/), 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.

***The cultivar ‘Lightning’ was actually selected from the park that Carolyn profiled in her post..
 
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
 
Three cultivars pictured by Hagen Engelmann :  'Uckroer  Frühlingsonne',  'Andenken an Johannes Raschke'  (interior),  'Winterzauber'  ( buds)

 [attachimg=1]

Eranthis pinnatifida in the garden of Poul Erik Eriksen in Denmark.
  [attachimg=2]

A special form of Eranthis stellata  from Jan Jílek
 [attachimg=3]

Two forms of Erantis longistipitata from Iran, photos   Jānis Rukšāns 
[attachimg=4]

[attachimg=5]
 seed collection WHIR 038

Main IRG page where all issues are available: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 27, 2014, 09:01:33 PM
[attachimg=1]


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

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

[attachimg=2]
Dracocephalum purdonii , shown in the Forum by Lori Skulski


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


Phlox diffusa in the wild by Dr. Hans Roemer

[attachimg=3]

[attachimg=4]
Two pictures of Phlox diffusa in the wild by Tony Willis, shared in the SRGC Forum

  [attachimg=5]
Thank you for your continuing support!
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 27, 2014, 09:34:40 PM
The latest IRG, online now, has  articles from Gerrit Eijkelenboom from the Netherlands and Trond Hřy from Norway on their individual reactions to the same trip earlier this year to see plants in South America with an international group of plant lovers.

IRG51 of March 2015 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Aug241408891542IRG51March.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Aug241408891542IRG51March.pdf)
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)  main page

 Some extra photos from Trond to whet your appetite :
Chloraea alpina
Corynabutilon bicolor

Road through Paso Cordoba
Geranium sessiliflorum
Junellia toninii


- click the pictures to enlarge them
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 27, 2014, 09:37:26 PM
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Aug241408891542IRG51March.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Aug241408891542IRG51March.pdf)
A complete Index to the IRG to date is here : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex51.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex51.pdf)[/b]

More South American gems: photos by Trond Hřy
Nothofagus pumilio forest
Onuris graminifolia
Rhodophiala andicola
Rhodophiala elwesii
Rhodophiala mendocina


- click the pictures to enlarge them
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 28, 2014, 11:02:52 AM
See also http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=11627.0 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=11627.0) for some plant name corrections  with photos from Gerrit  for the IRG March 2014
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 24, 2014, 09:43:04 PM
The IRG this month brings its readers the latest paper describing new  Crocus species from  Jānis Rukšāns the well-known bulb expert.
Dr Rukšāns is the author, in English, of the book Crocuses: A complete Guide to the Genus and Buried Treasures: finding and Growing the World’s Choicest Bulbs, as well as several titles in Latvian, his native tongue.  We also have Dr Rukšāns comments on the recent paper by Ingo Schneider on Crocus brachyfilus  vis ŕ vis  C. elegans as well as his reiteration of his decision to re-classify some of his earlier namings from subspecies to species status.

 IRG 52 APRIL: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Apr241398364476IRG52April.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Apr241398364476IRG52April.pdf)

International Rock Gardener main page :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Crocus brickellii flower and corm

[attachimg=3]
Star rug from the Ushak region 16th Century

[attachimg=4]
Crocus uschakensis
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 29, 2014, 08:32:40 PM
The International Rock Gardener - May 2014

The May 2014 issue is # 53  you can find it online here (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014May291401389380IRG53May.pdf)

This month we feature the  Spring Garden in Aberdeen in North East Scotland of two of the Editorial Team of the IRG, the Youngs.
[attachimg=1]

John Mattingley of Cluny  poses  a primula puzzle

[attachimg=2]

and ZZ tells of the generosity of a friendy plantswoman which has enriched his garden, "the Beauty Slope".

YOUR contributions are not only most welcome; we are actively seeking your input which is key to the vigour of this enterprise.

To submit material for inclusion in the International Rock Gardener contact: editor@internationalrockgardener.net with the subject line
“E-Magazine”

A full index to the IRG to date  is available here (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex53.pdf)
 
Regards,
M. Young
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 26, 2014, 08:22:21 PM
IRG 54 June 2014 :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jun261403795157IRG54June2014.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jun261403795157IRG54June2014.pdf)

We find ourselves halfway through the year – this hardly seems possible but the calendar does not lie even if some plants are ahead or behind of what we consider “normal”. The IRG for June contains a mix of plants, places and contributors for your mid-year consideration, from Wales via China and the Czech Republic to Denmark and South America – where, coincidentally, many Welsh people have settled over the years – it is truly a small world.

 [attachimg=4]
Gentiana altorum from Halda and Jurasek

[attachimg=1]
Campanula raineri 'Alba' in a trough - John Good.

Updated  IRG Index link :  http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex54.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex54.pdf) 
 
 [attachimg=2]
Primula sieboldii from  John Good.
 
A selection of photos from Trond Hřy which were not able to be used in the IRG 51 of March 2014 is now published as a supplement to that issue.  It can be downloaded from this link: http://files.srgc.net/journals/PhotoSupplementtoIRG51.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/PhotoSupplementtoIRG51.pdf)
Trond repeats his thanks to Kok van Herk for his assistance in checking the plant names.

[attachimg=3]
Oxalis san-romanii

The flora of South America continues to exercise a fascination among growers, as can be seen from the abundance of articles and books on the subject being published. The supplement lists some of the most recent of these books.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 24, 2014, 10:27:03 PM
Click HERE  (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Jul241406233461IRG55.pdf)for IRG 55 July 2014


July 2014 :  IRG 55 has an article from Elspeth Mackintosh, Senior Horticulturist at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on a trip she made to Bhutan, part funded with an SRGC Exploration Grant.

[attachimg=1]

Each year the Scottish Rock Garden Club is fortunate to be able to award grant aid for students of horticulture or botany  to aid them in their  college or university costs and also give grants for  Exploration projects. You can find all details http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/extensions/grants (http://[url=http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/extensions/grants)]here [/url]on the SRGC website 

[attachimg=2]

 A full index for the IRG is  here : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex55.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex55.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 28, 2014, 08:05:41 PM
 The August IRG is online : articles from Grahame Ware on a charming Campanula and a report from  the  Haut Chitelet Garden from Phippe Chauvet
See it HERE  (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Aug281409242117IRG56.pdf)


[attachimg=1]

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 25, 2014, 08:29:37 PM
Enjoy a hike with David Sellars on one of the finest alpine walks, be tempted to grow a range of Androsace like Franz Hadacek and meet Rafa Diez Dominguez, plantsman and artist : All in September's IRG
 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Sep251411672305IRG57.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Sep251411672305IRG57.pdf) September 2014 IRG

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)   main IRG page

http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex57.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex57.pdf)    IRG Index to September 2014

 [attachimg=1]
Myosotis alpestris - David Sellars.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 30, 2014, 09:47:53 PM
IRG 58 of October 2014  is now online  HERE (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Oct301414703577IRG58.pdf) : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Oct301414703577IRG58.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Oct301414703577IRG58.pdf)     

We have a new contributor this month - Robbie Blackhall-Miles, who  is propagator at Crug Farm Plants in North Wales and blogs for ‘Guardian Gardening’ where he encourages people to try growing something new and different. On his website www.fossilplants.co.uk (http://www.fossilplants.co.uk) he writes about the plants growing in his ‘backyard botanic garden’  (http://www.bgci.org/garden.php?id=5021&ftrCountry=GB&ftrKeyword=&ftrBGCImem=Y&ftrIAReg=); a collection of early evolutionary plants and horticultural oddities. He is becoming renowned for succeeding with difficult to grow plant species and is particularly interested in Proteaceae, Ericaceae, Cycads and Ferns. He is a fellow of ‘The Linnean Society Of London’ – the world’s premier society for the study of natural history, and is Chairman of the Australasian Plant Society in Great Britain.


IRG 58  has  an  article from Robbie Blackhall-Miles on the living roof  of his shed. He has included some rather surprising plants there. Who would expect to see Ranunculus lyallii ,  looking so much at home in its native New Zealand in this photo by David Lyttle, to be able to survive on  the roof of a wooden shed in Wales? 

[attachimg=1]
Ranunculus lyallii in the Hooker Valley  by David Lyttle.

Zdeněk Zvolánek  (ZZ)  writes, with input from Robert Rolfe  and  John Mitchell of the lovely Gentiana ternifolia ' Cangshan' .  The introduction of this gentian is discussed in the June 1989 issue of  The Rock Garden  in  an article: "Two new autumn flowering gentians - possibly ascribed to Gentiana ternifolia" by I. Christie and I.H. McNaughton - the full Journal including the article is available online :  http://files.srgc.net/journals/vol_1%20to_113/84.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/vol_1%20to_113/84.pdf)
 (You may not know that 127137 (number updated!)  issues of the SRGC journal "The Rock Garden" are available to read or download from this page : http://www.bgci.org/garden.php?id=5021&ftrCountry=GB&ftrKeyword=&ftrBGCImem=Y&ftrIAReg= (http://www.bgci.org/garden.php?id=5021&ftrCountry=GB&ftrKeyword=&ftrBGCImem=Y&ftrIAReg=)    8) )

[attachimg=2]
Zdeněk Zvolánek also sings the praises of a Daphne arbuscula cultivar, 'Star of Ziskov' 

(http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)   main page for all issues of IRG and
a full Index is here :  Index http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex58.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex58.pdf))

[attachimg=3]
IRG 58 cover photo of Ranunculus lyallii in habitat in New Zealand - by J.  Ian Young

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 27, 2014, 09:36:34 PM
This month the IRG 59 has articles on plant naming, trough planting and a charming oriental orchid:
        http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Nov271417122600IRG59.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Nov271417122600IRG59.pdf)
 
Plant Portrait : Ponerorchis graminifolia  by Grahame Ware, Canada

Crocuses from "The Holy Mountain" of Athos, Greece by Jānis Rukšāns,  Latvia

Concrete troughs: man-made mountains text and photos by J. Ian Young, Scotland

If you have a favourite plant genus you’d like to discuss, innovative ideas in cultivation, or some other idea about the world of plants and gardens that is important to you, you are most welcome to contact the IRG Team about it. You can make contact via Editor@internationalrockgardner.net – we look forward to hearing from you.

[attachimg=1]
Crocus athous
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 22, 2014, 07:33:21 PM
[attachimg=1]

The completion of year five - celebrating 60 issues of IRG with a cover painting  of the SRGC emblem, Dryas octopetala by one of our talented artist members, Anne Chambers.
 
[attachimg=2]

Featured plants are Saxifraga dinnikii forma alba and some quite amazingly large Cyclamen  from Greece.
 
Also included is a full index compiled by Glassford Sprunt- decorated  for the first time with a new cover picture - again of our Dryas emblem - this time photographed in Canada by Lori Skulski.

IRG Issue 12 of 2014  #60 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Dec221419264038IRG60.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2014Dec221419264038IRG60.pdf)

Main page with links to all issues of the IRG :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 30, 2015, 10:58:37 AM
[attachimg=1]
Corm of Crocus gunae


IRG 61 of January 2015 is a Crocus Special:
Please note there is a new link for IRG 61  : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb011422783332IRG61.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb011422783332IRG61.pdf)


 Dr. Jānis Rukšāns, described by Chris Brickell as a  “journalist, author, nationalist
politician, plantsman, plant breeder, plant explorer,and eminent nurseryman” describes various new Crocus species -
Crocus gunae, Crocus reinhardii  Crocus iranicus
 
Jānis is also a speaker at the SRGC Discussion Weekend in October   http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12742.0 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=12742.0)
 
[attachimg=2]
Crocus reinhardii
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 01, 2015, 09:40:35 AM
Please note there is a new link for IRG 61  :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb011422783332IRG61.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb011422783332IRG61.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 26, 2015, 10:18:04 PM
New Issue : IRG 62 of February 2015 online now !
 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb261424987169IRG62.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb261424987169IRG62.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
'GRÜNER FAUN'

At this time of year in the northern hemisphere our thoughts are buoyed by the increasing evidence of spring flowers and many of these are “bulbs” in the widest sense.
The passion and fashion for Galanthus continues unabated so we thought a report from landscape architect and galanthophile Hagen Engelmann from Cottbus, on some of his favourite snowdrops, which are not “just white” was appropriate.

Christophe Ruby from the Hof Botanical Garden makes a plea in his article for more enthusiasm for a plant he considers to be too often overlooked for use in our gardens.
Finally, Wim Boens, the Belgian plantsman so active for the VRV provides an update to his previous article on the Genus Eranthis. Yes, this is an issue of IRG heavy with “bulbs” – if you feel this to be an overload then we invite you to submit a piece on a plant that interests you!


Main page for all issues of International Rock Gardener e-magazine   http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Up to date Index to IRG always available here http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9567.0 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9567.0)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 28, 2015, 10:33:11 AM
New Issue : IRG 62 of February 2015 online now !
 
[url]http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb261424987169IRG62.pdf[/url] ([url]http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Feb261424987169IRG62.pdf[/url])



New Information from Hagen Engelmann re Galanthus 'FEDERSCHWINGEN' - this plant was found by Kurt Kleisa


Thanks to Hans J. for a note to say that the Austrian Mountains mentioned are the Leitha  Mts. not Laitha.  :)

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 26, 2015, 03:15:00 PM
[attachimg=1]

In International Rock Gardener 63, March 2015 we have a brief photo report from Mike Kintgen of a trip in South America, undertaken with help from and SRGC grant ; photos from Luc Gilgemyn of  the "plant of the moment" Hepatica ; and an update on the planting of the crevice garden at Bangsbo, in Denmark from Ellen Raebild and Herluf  Johansen - with added comments from Zdenek Zvolanek, who has been involved since the beginning of this ambitious project.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Mar261427382469IRG63.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Mar261427382469IRG63.pdf)

As usual, the full index has been updated:
http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex63.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex63.pdf)

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 23, 2015, 10:43:15 PM
[attachimg=1]
cover photo:  Crocus kofudagensis JJJ-024 in the locus classicus


This month the IRG presents further notes on new and re-classified Crocus species from Dr Jānis Rukšāns.

We also include some photos to give a flavour from the recent Spring Show and Sale of plants held in Prague by our friends in the Klub skalničkářů Praha. Three shows per year are staged in the gardens of the Faust House and St John on the Rock Church on Charles Square (Karlově náměstí) in the beautiful city of Prague. The next exhibition is from  May 6th  to the 23rd. 

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Apr231429824727IRG64.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Apr231429824727IRG64.pdf)     April 2015 issue

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)   main page for all issues IRG

http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex64.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex64.pdf)  latest  index  up to   IRG64

[attachimg=2]
Crocus antalyensioides Alba
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 28, 2015, 11:15:45 PM
[attachimg=2]

The May IRG brings tales of  a small raised crevice bed by Matthew Stuttard + report of  2014 SRGC Summer Day from Tim Ingram and Olga Bondareva - to tempt you for this year's event on 22nd August (http://files.srgc.net/show_info/SRGCShowSchedules2015.pdf) - and a reminder of the importance of pollinators ......

IRG 65 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015May301432989668IRG_65_May.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015May301432989668IRG_65_May.pdf)

Full IRG Index :  http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex65.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex65.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Antennaria dioica 'Alex Duguid'
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 25, 2015, 07:24:09 PM
International Rock Gardener ISSN 2053-7557 
Issue 66 June 2015 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Jun251435252604IRG_66.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Jun251435252604IRG_66.pdf)

Plants  to be seen in spring  in the area of Mt Trevenque in the Spanish Sierra Nevada by Dieter Zschummel  with photos by Dieter and Kirsten Andersen.

Cyclamen elegans discussed by Grahame Ware, photos by  Michael Kammerlander

New galanthus cultivars from Anne Wright  - the Dryad Gold group.


Full index to IRG  http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex66.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex66.pdf)
main IRG page   http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 30, 2015, 08:25:18 PM
IRG 67  has the second part of the Eijkelenboom report on the orchids of Crete, Zdenek Zvolanek  shows the  landscaping of a trough  in Moravia, and Steve Garvie and Ian Young  show how Dactylorhiza can colonise  troughs and gardens in Scotland

IRG 67 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Jul301438283975IRG-67.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Jul301438283975IRG-67.pdf)

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Ophrys grigoriana

Full IRG Index : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex67.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex67.pdf) 
IRG main page : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international) 

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 26, 2015, 10:52:04 PM
[attachimg=1]


August 2015 IRG 68 - online now:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Aug261440625534IRG_68.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Aug261440625534IRG_68.pdf)

Robert Pavlis of Guelph, Ontario Canada  is  the author of http://www.gardenmyths.com/ (http://www.gardenmyths.com/)
 and owner of Aspen Grove Gardens  discusses a Hylomecon mystery -

Jan Tholhuijsen of Roosendaal in the Southern Netherlands has fun with trough making - 
 
 and there is a plea  for support of the Seed Exchanges not only of the Scottish Rock Garden Club but also of other organisations to which readers may be members, and to support the Seed Photo project of this forum.  ;D

Main page of all issues:
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Latest Index
http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex68.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGIndex68.pdf) 


Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 25, 2015, 12:07:24 PM
International Rock Gardener #69   - Erythronium Special

The IRG for September 2015 is an "Erythronium Special" -  an  issue where the various articles by Ed Alverson from the SRGC website are brought together to give an overview of the discoveries of the species of western America for Ed’s travels in his “Erythronium Big Year” and update them to present them to a new audience.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Sep251443177809IRG_69_Erythronium_Special.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Sep251443177809IRG_69_Erythronium_Special.pdf)

A full IRG index is available here : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
cover of IRG 69: Erythronium montanum in Mt Rainier National Park Washington, Ed Alverson
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 29, 2015, 09:44:41 PM
IRG 70  -  October 2015

Featuring, from America,  Nhu Nguyen of the PBS (http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/)  and Clay Koplin in Alaska and also seaside plants from Scotland from  Ian Young

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Oct291446150520IRG70-October2015.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Oct291446150520IRG70-October2015.pdf)

 As usual, a full index to all issues of the IRG is available : http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 26, 2015, 07:35:24 PM
 International Rock Gardener  ISSN 2053-7557 
Issue 71 - of November 2015 -   pays tribute to the late Ota Vlasák - one of the Czech Masters
 of Rock Gardening.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Nov261448562891IRG71November.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Nov261448562891IRG71November.pdf)

[attachimg=1]

International Rock Gardener ISSN 2053-7557      - for  a full  Index to all issues of the IRG  - click HERE (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf)   
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 23, 2015, 06:50:06 PM
IRG 72 of December 2015  completes our fifth year. It contains a full index to  all issues and a 2016  Calendar for you to print off  in gratitude for your support through the year.    The calendar photos are from two  great SRGC  members,  Steve Garvie in Scotland and Jamus Stonor in Australia. Thanks to them for their help as well as to all our  contributors throughout the year and to two essential members of the IRG Team; our indexer  Glassford Sprunt and proof reader  Richard Green.

ZZ, Ian and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the very best in the coming year!

M. Y.
 IRG 72  link : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Dec231450895981IRG_72_plus_Index.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2015Dec231450895981IRG_72_plus_Index.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Scabiosa stellata by Jamus  Stonor (Jupiter)

 Page with all issues : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 28, 2016, 10:41:16 PM
The  free monthly e-magazine, International Rock Gardener IRG 73  for January 2016  is online now :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Jan281454019772IRG73.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Jan281454019772IRG73.pdf)

A new species  of Crocus is described by Janis Ruksans, as is a new Galanthus cultivar, 'Longraigue' by Alan Briggs  and last but not least,  some good, readily available  garden plants are  listed to coincide with David Nicholson's  list of Specialist Plant Nurseries  (http://files.srgc.net/journals/NurseryListSRGC.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 26, 2016, 12:17:31 AM
The February issue of IRG is online......

News of the North American Rock Garden Society's planned event at Steamboat Springs  this June .......
Jānis Rukšāns discusses Crocus  naming ....... and Grahame Ware  enthuses over Campanula coriacea.......


Find  IRG 74 HERE (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Feb261456445173IRG74.pdf)

  A full index to IRG is available  HERE (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf)   


[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 24, 2016, 09:18:58 PM
IRG 75  March 2016 -  David Sharp reports a sojourn in Northern Greece in 2015,  George Garnett shares a version of  his report  to BSBI on Botanising in Guernsey and a series begins of photos of wildflowers  from Stavros Apostolou. 

Find the March 2016 IRG  here:  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Mar251458913158IRG75.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Mar251458913158IRG75.pdf)

[attachimg=1]


[attachimg=2]
George Garnett is a young man who shows great determination in pursuing his interest in botany  and the natural world.  He has already participated in an exploration project to the Peruvian Andes; he has completed an RBG Edinburgh field botany course;received a nomination for the Gilbert White youth  award  of the NBN Trust  in recognition of his contribution to terrestrial and freshwater recording and won a BSBI photo competition  - all in all, George is something of an inspiration to us all, not just  school children and students!

[attachimg=3]


Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 25, 2016, 01:41:17 PM
N.B.  please note  link for IRG 75 of March 2016 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Mar251458913158IRG75.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Mar251458913158IRG75.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 28, 2016, 10:48:45 PM
International Rock Gardener e-magazine - IRG 76 - of April 2016 is now online :
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Apr281461879792IRG_76.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Apr281461879792IRG_76.pdf)

Wim Boens  discusses Leucojum, which are having something of a rise in interest and Janis Ruksans describes some new Crocus species.  Spring bulbs in profusion!
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 27, 2016, 10:31:29 AM
IRG 77 - May 2016

Canadian David Sellars takes us to Italy SPAIN (can you tell geography is not my strong point?! :-[ It's the Giro d'Italia at the moment- I'm distracted!) ), we visit a fine nursery with  a new rock garden in Czechia and learn of a very young horticulturist, Molly Hall from England with an interest in heathers.

It's a bit of a whizz around the world!

IRG 77  - Click HERE to download (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016May271464340889IRG77.pdf)

 Main page with all issues :  HERE  (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

 -  both photos here  by David Sellars
[attachimg=2]
Humming Bird Hawk Moth and Lilium pyrenaicum

[attachimg=1]
Adonis pyrenaica
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 02, 2016, 05:43:14 PM
International Rock Gardener ISSN 2053-7557      - for  a full  Index to all issues of the IRG - click HERE (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf)   


   Glassford Sprunt  is our  gallant compiler of the Index - thank you Glassford !
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 23, 2016, 11:23:21 PM
For many SRGC members our interest is as much in “wildflowers” of the mountains and moorlands as in “true alpines” so this month’s IRG article by Ian McDonald is apt.
It is too long since we had an update from Zdeněk Zvolánek about the Beauty Slope – as he calls his steep garden in Karlík – this month we discover what is happening there and in some other Czech gardens.
The cover image is of the Scottish endemic, Primula scotica.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Jun231466720211IRG78.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Jun231466720211IRG78.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 28, 2016, 07:58:47 PM
Goodness me, another month has gone by - where does the time go?
IRG 79 for July 2016 is here:
 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Jul281469713982IRG79July.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Jul281469713982IRG79July.pdf)

For July IRG 79 ; a little trip to the Netherlands as we learn from two Dutch growers about their approach to garden design and some clever planting solutions. They show how it is possible to accommodate rock garden and alpine plants in novel ways in a garden that can still be family friendly. Gert Hoek from Dronten in Flevoland has moved upwards in his pursuit of more space for his propagation projects and plants in pots while Jan Tholhuijsen, from Roosendaal in North Brabant uses some bright ideas for reusing odd items in various home-made solutions to benefit his garden with intriguing planters.


[attachimg=1]
Cover - IRG 79 July 2016
 
[attachimg=2]
Primula aureata
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 25, 2016, 06:39:36 PM
It is not likely that too many readers - at least in Europe - will be growing Proteas but of course others have more amenable climates for such plants. Robbie Blackhall-Miles FLS is working in Wales on the study of such plants and hopes to  discover in time that more are able to be grown in the UK than was previously imagined.Plants which are already popular and grown with success in many parts of the world are the Hepaticas - we are given tips by Sefi and Fritz Kummert in Austria and  the Forum's Michael Campbell in Co. Clare, Ireland of their methods of growing these plants.
Download the IRG 80 here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Aug251472126130IRG_August_80.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Aug251472126130IRG_August_80.pdf)
 

[attachimg=1]

Finally, we present an offer to get involved with the printing of a new book and a chance to pre-order.....  read the IRG to learn more -  or click HERE (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=14685.0)

[attachimg=2]

Be inspired - get involved!

Download the IRG 80 here:
 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Aug251472126130IRG_August_80.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Aug251472126130IRG_August_80.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 29, 2016, 07:48:31 PM
[attachimg=1]
Narcissus dubius  photo Gerrit Eijkelenboom

This month we discover what floral pleasures may be found over winter and early spring in Spain - a country where some of us are lucky enough to travel at such times. Gerrit Eijkelenboom tells us about the plants he and his wife, Iep, enjoy while they spend the winter months near Calpe. Matt Topsfield also journeyed to Spain last March - to make a study of the narcissus in flower then, following the earlier example of John Blanchard in 1986 – Matt shares with us here some of the other flowers he found on the trip, which was partly supported by an SRGC Exploration Grant and part “crowd-funded”.

IRG 81  September 2016
 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Sep291475167835IRG_81.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Sep291475167835IRG_81.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 30, 2016, 01:39:07 PM
..... and further to  Matt's article for  the IRG - Members can read about the narcissus trip in the next issue of /The Rock Garden, in January, or there is even more news here : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=13808.msg364729#msg364729 (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=13808.msg364729#msg364729)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 27, 2016, 08:23:56 PM
Latest IRG - download via this link
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Oct271477579167IRG82.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Oct271477579167IRG82.pdf)

[attachimg=1] (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Oct271477579167IRG82.pdf)

 
IRG 82 October 2016 More great projects from Jan Tholhuijsen for you to try.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 24, 2016, 10:16:14 PM
New International Rock Gardener e-magazine - free to download of course - this month featuring:

Native Bees of Southwestern Oregon by Travis Owen

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Nov241480016901IRG83-November2016.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Nov241480016901IRG83-November2016.pdf)[attachimg=1] (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Nov241480016901IRG83-November2016.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 29, 2016, 08:20:21 PM
 It is a delight this month to publish the description of a plant named by Fritz Kummert in tribute to the legendary German plantsman Wilhelm Schacht. The commemoration of such people in this way is something that can carry their name to a new generation.
As winter envelops us in the northern hemisphere we look back to sunnier days in Sicily, as Gerrit Eijkelenboom writes about the flowers he and his wife Iep, encountered there in May. Their focus is again mostly on the range of orchids to be seen.
IRG 84  - download it here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Dec291483029322IRG-84.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Dec291483029322IRG-84.pdf)

Many thanks to all readers and contributors- and especially to  Glassford Sprunt and Richard Green for their work in indexing and proof-reading the IRG.
[attachimg=1]
December sunset over Balgavies Loch, Angus, by Fred Carrie. (This is the same as our calendar cover)



In previous years the IRG has provided a calendar for readers to print out and use for the year – we are again pleased to be able to do so with a link in this month's issue.
This link will take you direct to a copy of the IRG 2017  (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRGcalendar2017.pdf)calendar of plant and nature photographs which were all taken by the Scottish Rock Garden Club’s Webmaster, Fred Carrie. We rely on him for solutions to all technical matters for the Club. Fred used to run the former Tough Alpine Nursery in Aberdeenshire and has served the Club in many ways, such as a former picture editor for the printed journal, The Rock Garden, as well as his busy schedule as webmaster.

 Remember, if you feel you have an article that would make good copy for this magazine, please do get in touch – email the Editor- we are always glad to hear from you with your articles or ideas.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 26, 2017, 10:58:14 PM
I hope all readers have printed out the 2017 calendar provided by the IRG for 2017, mentioned last month,  and will enjoy the photos of Fred Carrie throughout the year.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 26, 2017, 11:08:36 PM
A new year begins. :)

 [attachimg=1]

Direct link to IRG January 2017 
: HERE (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jan261485471226IRG85.pdf)

 Your 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)  HERE (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2016Sep291475167835IRG_81.pdf)  )

All issues of IRG can be found  on the main IRG page HERE (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 24, 2017, 01:47:59 PM
IRG 86  Feb. 2017 is now online.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Feb231487875287IRG_86.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Feb231487875287IRG_86.pdf)

 [attachimg=1]

Featuring:
 Snowdrops in Catalonia by  Dimitry Zubov;  Not so quiet on the western front by  Paul Spriggs;  Galanthus 'Dryad Artemis' by  Anne Wright; A small selection of Oaks by George Watt  - all making for  a quick canter around the world!
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 30, 2017, 08:20:46 PM
IRG 87 - March 2017

[attachimg=1]

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 issue here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Mar301490900939IRG87March2017.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Mar301490900939IRG87March2017.pdf)

 As ever, thanks are due to Glassford Sprunt for his updated Index to all issues of the IRG  International Rock Gardener ISSN 2053-7557    - click  HERE   (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf)


Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 27, 2017, 08:49:12 PM
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.

[attachimg=1]

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Apr271493318724IRG88.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Apr271493318724IRG88.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 25, 2017, 10:21:10 PM
The weather is "topsy-turvey" - it seems  the plants don't know whether to come or go - and who could blame them? Here in N.E. Scotland summer tried to arrive today while the ground looked as if there had been a sn owfall - the blossom is falling from the Sorbus!

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 (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017May251495746846IRG89May2017.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 20, 2017, 09:06:08 PM
In case readers are on holiday and crave something to read; are rained out of the garden or  seeking a shady respite from the heat - this month's IRG is published early!

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 (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jun211498039508IRG_90_June.pdf)
N. B.  new link url

[attachimg=1]

All issues  can be found from this page : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 21, 2017, 02:04:37 PM
Please note issue 90 - June 2017 IRG is online early - note new url :
Download issue 90 here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jun211498039508IRG_90_June.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jun211498039508IRG_90_June.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 23, 2017, 11:23:30 AM
From Janis - a note of an error in IRG 90 - page 27.

Sorry, but on p. 27- of IRG 90 is mistake. In picture caption instead of Crocus seisumsiana ex Samos – KJGR collections 080, 080-1, 073, 076 Photos Jānis Rukšāns
is written - Crocus seisumsiana ex Chios...

KJGR trip was mostly dedicated to Chios Island, searching for variability of Crocus pallasii, as I supposed that it could be different species (for the cv. 'Homeri'). But variability turned very great. Each population had plants looking close to traditional C. pallasii and plants with deep purple throat as in Cv. 'Homeri'.
There was no spring blooming "annulate" crocus found. Last 2 days we passed on Samos, where was collected samples KJGR-073, 076, 080, 080-1, used for pictures of new species.

Apologies for this mistake, Janis - I will add a correction to the next issue.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 27, 2017, 08:37:30 PM
This month.... Events, commercials!   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 2053-7557

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jul271501183467IRG91.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Jul271501183467IRG91.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 24, 2017, 08:01:56 PM
What's in this month's IRG?
A reminder about Donations  to the SRGC Seed Exchange and  Membership renewals.......

 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 (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Aug241503601039IRG92.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 28, 2017, 08:19:26 PM
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 (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Sep281506621414IRG93.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 26, 2017, 06:48:39 PM
October's IRG tells of a botanical trip in the Chilean Desert by John and Anita Watson and  Zdeněk Zvolánek, inspired by Panayoti Kelaidis, praises  pin-cushion plants - free download via this link:

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Oct261509039468IRG94.pdf

[attachimg=1]

an updates Index from Glassford Sprunt is also online here (http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9567.msg255520#msg255520)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 23, 2017, 06:40:03 PM
What is in this month's International Rock Gardener ?

TOWNSENDIA by Gerrit Eijkelenboom

WHAT IS CROCUS NUBIGENA Herb.?  by  Jānis Rukšāns

SAXIFRAGA  DINNIKII ´JINDRISKA´ by Zdeněk Zvolánek

GENTIANA HYBRIDISING NEAR ROLLSDORF by Fritz Kummert

 Download IRG here  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Nov231511460835IRG_95_November_2017.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Nov231511460835IRG_95_November_2017.pdf)

Cover photo: Harmonia axyridis on Townsendia flower, by Gerrit Eijkelenboom

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 29, 2017, 11:47:19 AM
Time to spend a pleasant interlude with those North American gems,Lewisia rediviva and  Eritrichium howardii Why? Because we can of course, with the help of contributors, David Sellars from British Columbia and Yara Horáček in Alberta. Zdeněk Zvolánek encourages us all to try growing Cyclamen with the stimulus of the fine plants grown by Kirsten Andersen and Lars Hansen in Denmark. Thanks for all the support from our readers over the past year - the eighth year of the IRG - we look forward to hearing from you and providing more plant-based information in the magazine next year.

Thanks to all readers and contributors from around the world. Wishing you all a great year in 2018.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Dec281514484120IRG96.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2017Dec281514484120IRG96.pdf)

[attachimg=1]

A full index is also available - thanks to Glassford Sprunt  -  http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 25, 2018, 05:54:29 PM
We tend to think of Siberia as being a snowy wilderness - and of course, it can be - but it is good to read about one of the areas with a rich flora from a new International Rock Gardener contributor, Ole William Purvis, a lichenologist, researcher and author who writes about the Sayan Mountains.

From the Czech Republic, Zdeněk Zvolánek introduces the photography of Ladislav Blažej, of plants in the Pirin mountains of Bulgaria.
Download  IRG97  free - here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jan271517084243IRG_97__January_2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jan271517084243IRG_97__January_2018.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Ledum palustre on the cover of IRG 97  - photo W.O. Purvis

The IRG began in January 2010 - at the time we thought it would be online for a year as an experiment but as the ninth year of the IRG begins - there is hope that our marvellous contributors will continue their support in sharing information about the fascinating little plants of the mountains and wild places of the world with a truly international audience. All brought to your desk for free, with hopes of a wonderful year for readers and their plants alike!

IRG full Index: http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf)

All issues from this page :  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 22, 2018, 08:09:37 PM
IRG98 of February 2018 presents  plants from the Chilean garden of John and Anita Watson,  tips from Ian Young  on how to landscape a trough and  finally this month there is the description from Anne Wright of a new Galanthus hybrid, G. ‘Dryad Venus’.

 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Feb221519324634IRG98.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Feb221519324634IRG98.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Cover photo:  Saxifrages in flower in trough with concrete “rocks” – photo J. Ian Young.


[attachimg=2]
Galanthus 'Dryad Venus' - photo Anne Wright
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 29, 2018, 09:16:48 PM
March in the Northern hemisphere suggests that Spring may be in full flower - sadly we cannot guarantee that from one day to the next.

Matters of the science or practice of classification are the subject for IRG this month. Jānis Rukšāns discusses how best to delineate a Crocus species, a subject which he has spent many years addressing.  Dimitri  Zubov and Leonid Bondarenko describe a new species of stoloniferous Iris from Armenia.

Click here to download the IRG for March 2018   http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Mar291522354177IRG100.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Mar291522354177IRG100.pdf)

[attachimg=1]


This is the 99th IRG - so here is an image to commemorate that - though perhaps only UK  readers will understand the reference!

[attachimg=2]

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 27, 2018, 10:31:35 AM
[attachimg=1]

International Rock Gardener, the free e-magazine on SRGC.NET reaches issue #100  Thanks to all contributors and readers for your support - we couldn't do it without you!

This month learn about the  buckwheats  of  America from John P. Weiser and  get some news of The Beauty Slope, garden of  ZZ

Download here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Apr271524820121IRG100April.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Apr271524820121IRG100April.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 24, 2018, 07:15:25 PM
For  IRG 101, we are pleased to introduce Peter Tallbo from Mora in Sweden who is redesigning his garden to make it a better place to grow and propagate plants as well as becoming a more aesthetically pleasing space.  Gerrit Eijkelenboom from the Netherlands, returns with Part 2 of his report, with his wife Iep, of their travels to see orchids in Sicily.  Finally this  month, we are pleased to be able to publish a new species of rosulate Viola from the Chilean based duo of John M. Watson and Ana R. Flores – Viola farkasiana sp. nova.

[attachimg=1]

 Download the  e-magazine from this link :
 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018May241527184409IRG_101_May_2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018May241527184409IRG_101_May_2018.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 28, 2018, 08:07:54 PM
International Rock Gardener June 2018   IRG102


The IRG Team is pleased to be able to publish a description of a new species of peony, named for the late, great Jim (J.C.) Archibald by two of his many admirers, Jānis Rukšāns and Henrik Zetterlund. The SRGC is proud to host online the Archibald Archive to represent the work of Jim and Jennie Archibald in bringing such a wide range of plants to the attention - and gardens - of so many plant lovers worldwide. Imagine then, our delight to be given another species description by these two famous plantsmen, this time of a crocus to be named for two of our team.  That Jānis and Henrik have chosen to honour them in this way with Crocus youngiorum is deeply appreciated by Maggi and Ian both for themselves and for the association with the SRGC. The third new species this month is an Andean Alstroemeria from Chile, described by John M.Watson, Ana (Anita) R. Flores with Gloria Rojas.


[attachimg=1]
cover with  Paeonia archibaldii

Link for IRG 102  of June 2018 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jun291530286276IRG102June2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jun291530286276IRG102June2018.pdf)

[attachimg=2]
Janis and his wife  Guna - celebrating Midsummer

[attachimg=3]
Crocus youngiorum

[attachimg=4]
Alstroemeria piperata
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 29, 2018, 04:33:33 PM
Link for IRG 102  of June 2018 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jun291530286276IRG102June2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jun291530286276IRG102June2018.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 26, 2018, 08:23:24 PM
IRG 103 begins with a tour in Sardinia by Gerrit and Iep Eijkelenboom. They encountered good weather and were able to picture a fine range of plants in bloom. Italian islands are somewhat simpler to access than Chile so perhaps not many readers will be able to see the Chilean flora for themselves. The second part of this issue of IRG features the background article by John and Anita Watson on the interesting area which shaped Alstroemeria piperata – as was indicated in the June 2018 IRG issue 102 where the species was described.

Download here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jul261532613984IRG103-July2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Jul261532613984IRG103-July2018.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
 
Cover photo: Tristerix aphyllus, one of the scarlet mistletoes in Chile, photo John M. Watson.

An updated index is also available for all IRG issues.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 30, 2018, 08:41:56 PM
We hope this issue of IRG provides a diversion from the  disasters, natural and man-made that beset so many countries at the moment. The last while seems to have been filled with reports of fires, floods and more.

In IRG104 John and Anita Watson describe two new viola species from Chile; we learn a little about grant aid available to horticultural students  and  remember Rod and Rachel Saunders of Silverhill Seeds.

Click the link to download... http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Aug301535657804IRG104-August2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Aug301535657804IRG104-August2018.pdf)
 
[attachimg=1]

Cover photo: Cryptantha aspera, macro photo by Ana R. Flores (Anita Flores Watson)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 27, 2018, 08:40:15 PM
Reception for last month's cover image was good - so I chose another white  flower for this issue too!
Cover photo:  Blumenbachia prietea, photo ARF(Anita Flores Watson).

[attachimg=1]

This month’s IRG (International Rock Gardener) e-magazine  has  a double North American connection, as we review some of the plants in the Wappinger Falls garden of Anne Spiegel in New York State.  A trip further south takes us to South America, where Chilean based botanists John and Ana (Anita) Watson write of some Patagonian plants.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Sep271538076603IRG_105_Sept2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Sep271538076603IRG_105_Sept2018.pdf)

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 25, 2018, 10:14:45 PM
October's IRG - #106 - is online now.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Oct251540501603IRG106October2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Oct251540501603IRG106October2018.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Viola trochlearis

Some plants from Crete and more on the violas of South America are featured.  Thanks to main  contributors  Vlastimil Braun with  Zdenek Zvolanek, and to Anita and John Watson. 


Remember - if you've got something you'd like to write about for this monthly e-magazine - why not send it to me ?
 I'd be delighted to hear from you!   Send  submissions to  editor@internationalrockgardener.net
 
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 29, 2018, 09:22:51 PM
Latvian plantsman, Jānis Rukšāns describes a new species of Anemone this month. “Windflowers” - as the little anemones are known in English - are a favourite for those who have the good fortune to see them in their native habitats and also because many species are readily available in commerce and make excellent garden plants. This new species is  named for Sergey  Banketov.

 John and Anita Watson, who live in Chile, relate some of their plant-hunting escapades in South America and how their obsession began!  Most of us will never have the chance to visit there, so these insights from the Watsons into the flora and fauna give us an armchair trip to savour.
We are also delighted to introduce the new SRGC President, Julia Corden.

 http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Nov291543526367IRG107-November.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Nov291543526367IRG107-November.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 24, 2018, 05:26:17 PM
  December  2018  IRG 108
 This bumper  issue of IRG, posted online a little early to celebrate the season,  contains descriptions of three new plant species. Janis Rukšāns discusses Crocus of series Kotschyani and describes a new species, Crocus hatayensis from Turkey, Janis Rukšāns and Henrik Zetterlund define a new Eranthis species from Iran, and John Watson dedicates a new Viola species to a very special person. 
We hope you find this an exciting way to conclude our ninth year of publication.   
 
Download  here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Dec241545672053IRG108_December2018.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2018Dec241545672053IRG108_December2018.pdf)

Cover photo: Viola  F.& W.11580. Cerro Atravesada, Picunches Dept., Argentina, by John M. Watson.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Corrigendum re IRG108 - Eranthis iranica
Post by: Maggi Young on December 29, 2018, 12:55:08 PM
This note  about Eranthis iranica  has been received  from Janis Ruksans, Dr. biol. - and will be included in the next issue of IRG

   After publication of new species Eranthis iranica in December issue of International Rock Gardener (#108, 2018) I got two letters from Dirk Schnabel and Wim Boens - both of them noted that E. longistipitata (closest relative to E. iranica) seedlings have two seed leaves. Wim Boens wrote: “Nakai was the first to put longistipitata in the genus Shibateranthis in 1937. Later, in 1987, Tamura put it in the section Eranthis. And strangely enough Luferov put it again in the section Shibateranthis in 2004 (Turczaninowia 2004, 7(1) - in Russian - J.R.). In every case E. longistipitata and probably E. iranica are somehow the link between both sections. But maybe the sections should be redone completely.”

   When we placed E. iranica under Shibateranthis, we followed S. K . Czerepanov’s “Plantae Vasculares URSS” (Laningrad, Nauka, 1981) and other current botanical literature of former USSR, where genus Eranthis is listed only as synonym of Shibateranthis. We did not personally check seedlings of both aforementioned species. On page 3 ( page 4  of IRG 108)  of our article with caption “Eranthis longistipitata first year seedlings” most likely are pictured seedlings of E. pinnatifida. In 2013 the same picture was published in SRGC Forum by J.R. just as seedlings of E. pinnatifida. When few years later the same (?) pot bloomed, flowers were yellow and on long stalk, so name was changed on pot and on pictures. Most likely during replacing of nursery (which happened just in following years) when constructions of greenhouse were removed to new place and pots stood outside without any cover and protection or during transportation of pots to new garden some accidental misplacing of labels occurred.
   Wim Boens recently put E. longistipitata in Subgenus (or Series) Eranthis because most of the characteristics point towards that subgenus and only long pedicel join it with Subgenus Shibateranthis. Under such treatment all yellow blooming species are forming series Eranthis with 4 species (hyemalis, cilicica, iranica and longistipitata) and the rest - all with white flowers - go into Series Shibateranthis. In any case this does not invalidate the name of Eranthis iranica.        
J. R.                             
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 24, 2019, 08:19:29 PM
Good mix  in e-magazine International Rock Gardener - IRG109 - January 2019 - a garden and glasshouses in South West Scotland belonging to  Sue Simpson and George Watt; a description of a  Tulipa species from  Jānis Rukšāns;  a  review of   Holubec and  Horak's  book of the flowers of the Tian Shan by Martin Hajman and a look at a gem of the Cyclamen genus, originally written by Václav Jošt with  Zdenek Zvolanek.  Thanks to  'Folium Alpinum' of  NRV and
‘Skalničky’, the  Czech rock garden journal for their  cooperation with IRG.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Jan241548361044IRG109January2019.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Jan241548361044IRG109January2019.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 21, 2019, 08:36:03 PM
Lots happening in this month's  IRG e-magazine  from SRGC: a new viola species, Viola abbreviata, is described by John and Anita Flores Watson, we see  winter-flowering  plants of  Gran Canaria  from  Iep & Gerrit Eijkelenboom and  some notes on the charming  hybrids of the succulent  species Aloinopsis and Nananthus from John Stireman in Utah.   There's also a review of Freda Cox' second edition of her Snowdrop book from grower, Anne Wright.

All issues of IRG International Rock Gardener are online on the SRGC website - this is the  direct link to the  latest  issue  IRG 110: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Feb211550781214IRG110.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Feb211550781214IRG110.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Cover image of IRG110 is  by John Stireman, of a hot pink Aloinopsis hybrid in his Utah garden.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 28, 2019, 06:39:32 PM
IRG111  March 2019

We welcome two new authors to the IRG this month. Dr Martin Sheader, a marine biologist from Southampton, is known with his wife Anna-Liisa for their great interest in all plants, particularly those from South America, as well as for their writing, talks and show exhibits. Martin writes about  an exploration of  Central Patagonia and  John Watson, friend and  sometimes co-author with the  Sheaders  describes an annual Cistanthe  species
Our second new author is Allan Robinson from Sutton Bridge in the Fenlands of England. His family were nurserymen in the past and he has a great interest in the geraniums and their relatives as can be seen from his copious contributions to the website of the Gerianaceae Group.

Download the  issue  here : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Mar281553807774IRG111.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Mar281553807774IRG111.pdf)


[attachimg=1]
Alstroemeria leporina F.&W.11995, photo J. M. Watson
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 25, 2019, 06:38:47 PM
Epimediums, reticulate irises & newly named snowdrop cultivars comprise the April medley in free e-magazine International Rock Gardener April 2019 :  IRG 112

Colin Moat is an English nurseryman who has been involved with the RHS Roundtable consideration of Epimedium for the Award of Garden Merit; the report on that is now published. Jānis Rukšāns, well known in these pages and elsewhere, as a bulb expert turns his attention to bulbous irises of the Hermodactyloides subgenus.  Patricia Becker is a keen gardener and galanthophile from New Jersey who introduces us to a sweet snowdrop which she has chosen to name for the well-known American snowdrop enthusiast, Ernie Cavallo.   Krzysztof Ciesielski lives in Żary, Poland and has a passion for nature that he follows not least as a relief from his busy worklife. He loves galanthus and enjoys seeing them in nature – in spite of various problems that beset his favourite sites. One of his introductions is  named for a Belgian friend, Wim Boens who has also been published in the IRG.

Download it  free, here  :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Apr261556270768IRG_112_April_2019.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Apr261556270768IRG_112_April_2019.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Cover photo: Iris marivanica at the locus classicus in Iranian Kurdistan. Photo Jānis Rukšāns. 
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 30, 2019, 08:51:03 PM
Our presentation this month demonstrates clearly the “international” flavour to which we aspire.  We begin with the description of an Argentinian natural hybrid viola from the English/Chilean duo, John Watson and Anita Flores Watson – which they have named for a mutual Dutch friend, Kees Jan van Zwienen.  Next up is an article from the Latvian bulb-master, Jānis Rukšāns and Dimitri Zubov from the Ukraine on naming a new bulb from Iran.   Frankie Wulleman, former  President for ten years the  Editor of  the VRV, (Flemish Rock Garden Society) is  our  next  author - with a piece on another charming  South American plant – this  time  one  which is  already  present  in some  gardens – and Frankie  believes it is worth more of us trying to grow it. That is also the refrain of our last writer this month – that Austrian horticultural hero, Fritz Kummert – who enthuses about the “Blue broom” of Spain and Portugal.

Click this  link to download  85 pages  of  free  magazine!!

Sorry - some  mishap with link - new  link is  shown here:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019May311559296345IRG113.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019May311559296345IRG113.pdf)


[attachimg=1]
May  cover image Oxalis muscoides  F.& W. 12569 


[attachimg=2]
Fritz Kummert

[attachimg=3]
Frankie  Wulleman
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 31, 2019, 10:56:44 AM
Sorry - some  mishap with link for May 2019  - new  link is  shown here:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019May311559296345IRG113.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019May311559296345IRG113.pdf)

[attachimg=1]

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 27, 2019, 08:03:03 PM
June in the UK has  been somewhat  cold  and  damp - in contrast to reports from  elsewhere  in Europe of temperatures in the mid- 30s C. Whatever the weather  in your part of the  globe we  can only hope for some degree of pleasure from your  plants! Articles begin this month with Janis Rukšāns who introduces a new  Fritillaria species from Uzbekistan, named for the mountain range where it was found.  Next we visit Somerset in the UK, where Paul Cumbleton and Colin Everett show the construction and development of a raised bed to accommodate a crevice garden. Canadian Grahame Ware writes about a Claytonia he favours and this issue rounds up with a report from Iep and Gerrit Eijkelenboom on the plants they have seen in Kefalonia and Ithaka in March and April this year.

Click the  link to download the  free  magazine: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Jun271561661867IRG114.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Jun271561661867IRG114.pdf)

[attachimg=1]

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on July 25, 2019, 08:47:35 PM
Summer flowers are flourishing in the north while winter blooms make their appearance in the south – July is an interesting month. Many lovers of  alpine plants have  enjoyed  trips to see  plants  in habitat and  are even now  making  plans for their  next  adventure. For botanist/plant hunters like John and Anita Watson, such expeditions can lead to the discovery of new species – the exact status of which can sometimes take time to unravel!  Panayoti Kelaidis, that indefatigable power house of the Denver Botanic Garden, revisited Tibet and China in June – following on from his 2018 trip from where he shares with us some of the plants he encountered.  For those who, for whatever reason, are armchair travellers amongst us, such articles are a charm.  For those wishing to travel themselves to see plants in their homelands, such reports are also helpful. To conclude this month the IRG Team remembers Ron Beeston, a dear friend, recently lost to us.

To download the  July issue  direct,  click this  link :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Jul251564083758IRG115.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Jul251564083758IRG115.pdf)


All issues  of the  International Rock Gardener may be  found  from this page on the  main SRGC Website : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international)

[attachimg=1]
Cover photo: Veronica piroliformis in Yunnan – photo Panayoti Kelaidis.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on August 29, 2019, 09:34:08 PM
International Rock Gardener 116  August 2019

Latvian bulb maven Jānis Rukšāns begins our e-magazine this month with a description of a new species of Puschkinia from Turkey. Fritz Kummert from Austria clarifies the naming of a plant which has long been mis-identified and Iep and Gerrit  Eijkelenboom from the Netherlands give us some inspiration for a trip to the Gargano peninsula in Italy in April where they found many orchids and other flowers in bloom.

Download the  free  e-magazine  here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Aug291567110323IRG116.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Aug291567110323IRG116.pdf)


[attachimg=1]
Cover photo: Viola heterophylla subsp. graeca – photo Gerrit Eijkelenboom.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on September 26, 2019, 08:47:02 PM
Time  for the  September  issue  of the  IRG - IRG 117  to be  online  now : Sorry- temporary  problem -IRG 117 will be available later.


Includes  new  viola  news  from John Watson, the Estonian Garden  of  Svetlana Polonskaja and  some  news  from the  Beauty  Slope ....
   
[attachimg=1]
Cover photo: Viola cheeseana F.& W.12685, photo John M. Watson.
 Named by  John for  his  old  collecting  friend, Martyn Cheeseman.

An updated  version  of the IRG  Index (http://files.srgc.net/journals/IRG-Index.pdf) is  online  now  too, thanks  to Glassford  Sprunt.


Kind thanks to all who take the  time  and  trouble  to contact the IRG team to give  us  your  reaction to the  magazine’s contents. These, and submissions of articles, are always  welcome – by email, please, to the Editor.  We look forward to hearing  from you. 

editor@internationalrockgardener.net

Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 05, 2019, 11:44:11 AM
Following  some  technical difficulties, the   correct  version of  IRG  117  for September  2019  is  now  online  - this  is the  link :    http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Oct041570226421IRG-117-September.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Oct041570226421IRG-117-September.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
 
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on October 24, 2019, 08:46:32 PM
 IRG118 - October 2019
IRG this month pays tribute to the SRGC Discussion Weekend with an article on the propagation of narcissus and  galanthus  bulbs from one of the Speakers  there, Anne  Wright of  Dryad Nursery in Yorkshire.  Anne has tremendous  success  with her breeding  programmes of these bulbs and is kind enough to share her tips for ‘chipping’ the bulbs to speed  up their increase.
Another of the  speakers  at the  DWE was  Dr  Dimitri  Zubov – we  are  delighted to  present a photo essay by Dimitri and regular  IRG author, Jānis Rukšāns of  some of the  plants they  have  seen  in  Iran.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Oct251572001288IRG_118.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Oct251572001288IRG_118.pdf)

[attachimg=1]

Cover photo: Linaria michauxii in Western Iran, photo Dimitri Zubov.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on November 28, 2019, 09:11:52 PM
IRG 119 November 2019

In this month's free  issue  of  International Rock Gardener  e-magazine :-  Panayoti Kelaidis ' photos illustrate  the  report  he  has  made  with Boyce  Tankersley  and  Peter  Zale  of their  Plant  Collecting Collaborative  visit to Georgia's  Caucasus  region of  Eurasia in 2018.  Wim Boens gives a a well-recognised  name  to an Anemone  cultivar and  John and  Anita Watson  name  an  interesting Andean natural Viola  hybrid  for their  grandson.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Nov281574975266IRG_119.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Nov281574975266IRG_119.pdf)

[attachimg=1]
Cover photo: Primula ruprechtii in the Bakuriani Mountains. Photo Panayoti Kelaidis.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on December 26, 2019, 09:12:24 PM
IRG 120 December 2019

The  International Rock Gardener  reaches  its  120th issue,  marking ten years of this free magazine. Begun in January 2010 (as an experiment for one year !) IRG has proven to be a success. I little  thought, when the  idea for IRG was first  discussed with  Zdeněk Zvolánek, J.Ian Young and  myself, that I would  be  editing  it  for  ten years  - with  more  in sight!

The kindness and enthusiasm of our authors, who have so selflessly shared their work with us, and the appreciation of our widespread audience, who are also representative of our international ambitions are the ones we must  thank for this  achievement.

This anniversary edition contains descriptions  of  two new plants, named for the “Watson  Girls” ( as I  have  been calling them); from John and  Anita Flores  Watson; an introduction to the various cultivars now available  of Fritillaria imperialis from Willem Wietsma and Ronald van den Berg, and a review of some delightful little geranium species from Allan Robinson.
 
Best  wishes  for the  coming  year!

[attachimg=1]

Download the  issue here  : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Dec261577394152IRG_120.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Dec261577394152IRG_120.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 30, 2020, 10:17:52 PM
Welcome to a new year of IRG - we  look forward to bring a varied  range  of  articles  again this  year. Issue  121 begins  with a tale of how a  shed roof  can become  a  garden – and  the great results  that can be  obtained  from  such a  garden, even using the  most  readily  available  alpine  and  rock garden  plants as Michael Thomson shows to spectacular effect.
From America, nurseryman and  expert  photographer  Jeff Wagner,  who has  a  soft  spot  for  woody  plants and  trees, as well as  alpines, shares  his  photos  showing the  scenery and  town life  of  Yunnan, from a NARGS ( North American Rock Garden Society) trip to  China  in 2018 -  Panayoti Kelaidis  wrote  of this  trip in  IRG 121, with  more  emphasis  on the  flowers. It’s good to have here a wide flavour of the country they experienced. 

Finally for this  month  we  cooperate  with The  Rock Garden, the twice  yearly  print  journal of  SRGC to show  a range  of  photos  to accompany  an article in the January issue, TRG144 of a trip  by  Connor  Smith to have  a work placement  in the  Schachen Alpine  Garden, the  mountain garden of the  Munich  Botanical Gardens.

Download IRG 121 here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jan301580422005IRG_121.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jan301580422005IRG_121.pdf)

Cover photo: Chinese roadside - photo by Jeff Wagner

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on January 31, 2020, 04:42:20 PM
Thanks  to Jenny  Wainwright-Klein ( of the  Munich Bot. Gdn and the  Schachen Alpine  Garden) via Connor  Smith who has  sent these  corrections  to  Connor's  article  in IRG121 

Jenny tells  us  that her ....
"last collecting trip to Lesotho was co-funded by the SRGC and the Foundation for International Horticulturists Exchange - Stiftung internationaler Gärtneraustausch http://www.gaertneraustausch.de/ (http://www.gaertneraustausch.de/)   and not the Hamburg BG.

Our Primula involucrata has been verified as Primula munroi subsp. munroi and Primula yargongensis is P. munroi subsp. yargongensis"

https://primulaworld.blogspot.com/2015/01/primula-involucrata-or-primula-munroi.html (https://primulaworld.blogspot.com/2015/01/primula-involucrata-or-primula-munroi.html)

Many thanks  to  Jenny  and  Connor  for this!
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on February 27, 2020, 10:05:16 PM
 International Rock Gardener - IRG 122 February 2020   

edit 28-02-20 Technical problem solved - thanks  to Fred Admin -  link for  IRG122  is 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Feb281582900723IRG122.pdf

Sjaak de Groot & Ben Zonneveld describe two new tulip species from the Altai mountains in Kazakhstan, named for Anna Ivaschenko and  Diana Everett.   John and Anita Watson write more  about the  flora of South America and describe a new rosulate viola species.  Finally, Frazer Henderson shares a suite of photographs, as an “extra”  to his article on the Tien Shan which was recently published  in the  Rock Garden 144, print  journal of  SRGC. (The Rock Garden, published twice  a year, is only  available to full SRGC Members)
 
[attachimg=1]
Cover photo: Barneoudia major F.& W.12595, photo J.M.Watson.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on March 26, 2020, 08:52:50 PM
Free  reading  matter from SRGC - International Rock Gardener 123 March 2020

IRG 123 cover photo: Galanthus plicatus subsp. plicatus  - photo D. Zubov.     

[attachimg=1]


Contents
pages  3-41         Genus Galanthus L. in the Caucasus: Dr. Dimitri Zubov, Ukraine.

pages 42 - 56       
 Sarah meets her namesake. Zephyranthes sarae is still alive and kicking at Tambillo:  John and Anita (Ana Rosa Flores) Watson   

pages   57  - 61     Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail: Will Hembree   

Click the  link to download the  issue : http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Mar261585255661IRG123.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Mar261585255661IRG123.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 23, 2020, 10:06:40 PM
 This month in IRG 124 –

Connor Smith on dwarf conifers for the rock garden
John and Anita Watson demystify more South American rosulate violas
Dr Martin Sheader writes of the ourisia hybrids using South American species which he made with his late wife Anna-Liisa.

There are no flower  shows on at  present as  the UK and  many  other  countries, are locked down because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Trying and testing times for us all – the  SRGC is  mindful of  the  health and  safety of our members and the general public and so SRGC events  have  all been cancelled for  the  foreseeable  future, including  the Alpines  ’21 Conference. The virus is everywhere and no respecter of persons.
We have been shocked to learn that Martin Sheader has been very ill with the Covid-19 virus and we wish him a speedy return to full health, his three sons and his loving family.

[attachimg=1]

   Cover photo: Ourisia microphylla in the wild in Chile - photo Martin Sheader.

Download the  IRG 124 here:  http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Apr231587675747IRG_124_April_2020.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Apr231587675747IRG_124_April_2020.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on April 26, 2020, 04:31:45 PM
Dr Martin Sheader writes of the ourisia hybrids using South American species which he made with his late wife Anna-Liisa.

There are no flower  shows on at  present as  the UK and  many  other  countries, are locked down because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Trying and testing times for us all – the  SRGC is  mindful of  the  health and  safety of our members and the general public and so SRGC events  have  all been cancelled for  the  foreseeable  future, including  the Alpines  ’21 Conference. The virus is everywhere and no respecter of persons.
We have been shocked to learn that Martin Sheader has been very ill with the Covid-19 virus and we wish him a speedy return to full health, his three sons and his loving family.

Great news that Martin Sheader  is  making  some  progress, albeit  slow - we  can now  have  better  hope  for  his  recovery.
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on May 21, 2020, 08:47:05 PM
IRG 125 - May  2020  online  now 

Cover photo: Crocus harpkeae in habitat JJVV-022, photo Jānis Rukšāns.
[attachimg=1]


This month in free e-mag IRG  we have two short  pieces  from John and Anita  Watson in Chile, description of a new Crocus species from  Jānis Rukšāns &  a  report from the  Beauty Slope, a Czech garden.  We hope you enjoy these presentations.

Click this link to download this issue: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020May211590085317IRG125.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020May211590085317IRG125.pdf)
Title: Re: E-magazine feature on SRGC Website
Post by: Maggi Young on June 25, 2020, 07:55:58 PM

This month the IRG has articles which we  hope  you may wish to consider for projects of your  own.

Ian Christie gives tips on grafting – for Daphne in this instance, though the system is of course similar for other woody plants too.
New contributor John Beaulieu, from Midhurst, Ontario, Canada, had a plan to repurpose an old metal tub - and made a neat miniature rockery with it.
J. Ian Young revisits an SRGC crevice garden venture at Inverewe Gardens on the west coast of Scotland and expresses his regret at the cancellation of this year’s planned follow-up event.

Download the  International Rock Gardener (IRG) e-magazine for  free here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jun251593107822IRG_126.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2020Jun251593107822IRG_126.pdf)

Cover  image  IRG 126 - Zdenek Zvolanek and  Paul Spriggs, photo by  J. I. Young
 [attachimg=1]