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Stan da Prato

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Gardening Scotland 2013
« on: January 16, 2013, 07:09:13 PM »
Today some of us met up again in the Wenhams garage to look at the preliminary work Graham
has done on the  Club stand for 2013. It will be bigger than 2012 with a new section at
 floor level. This new area is shown in the first picture. The upper level will be the same size as the whole stand was last time. This bit is not yet up in the garage  but you can see last year's as it is still on this website.
 The new bit is the valley on the plan which show the habitats. A bigger stand should show  the plants better with less crushing -it also means more plants so would members within range of Ingliston start thinking about what they might contribute-more info on this later.

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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 12:22:54 AM »
Something bright to look forward to…

Brightwater Holidays sponsor the SRGC at Gardening Scotland

Royal Highland Centre (Edinburgh) 31st May – 2nd June 2013

The SRGC are delighted that Brightwater Holidays are sponsoring the SRGC display at the entrance to the Floral Hall at Gardening Scotland.  With many gardens in Scotland covered in snow, we can look forward to warmer days and a visit to Gardening Scotland.  If you are tempted to go further a field, Brightwater Holidays specialise in escorted group travel both in Scotland and around the world.  For more than two decades they have given hidden insights to a diverse range of private gardens.

www.brightwaterholidays.com

www.gardeningscotland.com

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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 12:51:21 PM »
The latest report from the SRGC/ Gardening Scotland Team:

"Preparations continue  for the club stand at Gardening  Scotland  2013.
Graham Wenham has built the frame for the new lower level part and  the
transition  wall. There are still boards with rock fronts to attach to the
wall. The upper area is the same as last year's whole stand. However
Graham's garage is not big enough to hold the enlarged stand so it will not
be assembled until it gets to the showground in the last week of May. There
is a plan  on an earlier post. Hopefully Ingliston  will be warmer than  the
garage currently described by its owner as b****y freezing."

How the stand construction is proceeding:


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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 04:00:37 PM »
Jim McColl ,  TV presenter, Hon. Pres. of the RCHS  and formerly the Chairman of Gardening Scotland, writes a weekly column in the "Your Home" section of the NE newspaper The Press and Journal.  (http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/

This week he wrote about the gathering excitement about the  Gardening Scotland Show.

Nice mention is made of the SRGC!






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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 09:08:02 PM »
We need help from members to man the Club stand once the event opens to the public.  Chatting about the plants and the Club, selling seeds and just being helpful is what's involved.  The dates are Friday 31 May, Sat 1 and Sun 2 June.  You'll get a free pass to the event and time to look round as well.  So, if you'd like to be involved, e-mail me asap and say which day you're free.

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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 07:11:26 PM »
This afternoon the stand was moved in two heavily laden cars from Graham Wenham's garage to the show hall. We were one of the first groups of exhibitors to start assembling. The upper level  is based on a series  of boxes screwed together onsite.

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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 07:16:22 PM »
The base for the rock ridges then put in place and rocks  glued to backing sheets added. The new floor level area is then added and  rock facing added to simulate a cliff between the two levels - the rock changes half  way along being  conglomerate to the left and limestone to the right.

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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 07:43:55 PM »
This on-going explanation of the process is quite fascinating.
We can already see how much progress has been made.

I expect the Wenham household will scarcely recognise their garage without all the kit!
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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 08:23:01 AM »
The SRGC display even gets a, very brief, mention in the RHS June edition of 'The Garden'.
Please keep putting the pictures up, Stan, as Maggi says it is fascinating.
David Shaw, Forres, Moray, Scotland

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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 05:55:31 PM »
Today a large bag of compost went on the stand and the rest of the rock features- the cliff between the two levels and the stratified limestone outcrops are now visible. Others prepared labels and tidied plants. The rock ridge and shady north corrie are almost completely planted. We have more plants than we can use - a good position to be in but we filled the adjacent stand and had to assure Border Belles that it will be clear by Tuesday when they start work!
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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 09:51:36 PM »
Fantastic to watch the stand coming together - well done the Gardening Scotland Team!
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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 11:30:11 PM »
What a super stand its going to be.  Wonderful to see how it all gets put together!
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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 08:17:15 PM »
Today the limestone outcrop was planted up and gravel added  while others watered all the pots - essential if the plants are to last through the show - more labels printed on our new machine  and if needed checked  against the Plantfinder or Internet.
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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 09:17:56 PM »
Looks great, cant wait to see it on Friday. So much thought and hard work.

Angie  :)
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Re: Gardening Scotland 2013
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 08:08:23 PM »
today the lower area was planted leaving  only the last part of the dry stream bed to do tomorrow as well as final tidying up.

 

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