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International rock gardeners meet in the Czech Republic
« on: May 24, 2013, 03:20:20 PM »
In early May the Czechs held their Second International Rock Garden Conference  - this proved a wonderful opportunity for a gathering of international rock gardeners from,  I think, 20 countries  8)
There are reports of the conference and garden visits elsewhere in the forum ( see here :
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10484.0 ) but I thought I would post "people pictures" here....
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 03:58:03 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: International rock gardeners meet inthe Czech Republic
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 03:25:25 PM »
Here is our assembled crowd, outside the conference hotel - nearly everyone is here!

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Re: International rock gardeners meet inthe Czech Republic
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 03:30:47 PM »
This next section of pictures are from a meal time - in the brick-domed underground dining room.....


Vira Prochazkova, Dieter and Rosi Zschummel, Elke and Rudi Weiss, Zdenek Zvolanek and his brother Ludek.


Petr Divis, Vera, Dieter and Rosi


Lenka and Vojtech Holubec


Anna-Liise Sheader, Diane Clements, Diane Barnwell and Diane Whitehead  - there really was no rule that anyone named "Diane " had to sit together!


 Don Jones, Lionel Barnwell,  Michael Clements  and  Martin Sheader
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Re: International rock gardeners meet inthe Czech Republic
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 03:49:33 PM »
and

Marianne Kuchel ( peeking in from the left side )  Martin Hajman, Annika Vinnersten, Margaret Edwards


Lee Bolton, Roland and Marianne Kuchel


SRGC President Carole Bainbridge, Inga Babay, Olga Bondareva, Elena Dobrzhankaya


Susann Nilsson, Vladimir Epiktetov, Ian Bainbridge ( former SRGC President) and Christine Boulby( the SRGC Subscription Secretary


Cyril Lafong, Ann Christie ( former SRGC Treasurer)  Liz Mills ( SRGC Immediate Past President!), Ian Wright
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Re: International rock gardeners meet inthe Czech Republic
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 03:53:09 PM »
and

oops! things a little fuzzy here!
 Celia Wright, Rick Lambert, Ian Christie ( yet another SRGC Former President) Annielle Lafong


Nola Falconer, Lorraine Forrester, Fermi de Sousa, Peter Perrin


Will Arthur, Cynthia Sladen, Joy and Stewart Fleming


Now then... :-\  two Danes, I think =Helge and Inge Enggaard Brorholt,  then Birthe and Kjeld Overad Nielsen
(Birthe is the Danish AGS President)


Philip Duplock, Inger Marie Andersen , Ejnar Josefsen
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Re: International rock gardeners meet inthe Czech Republic
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 03:57:38 PM »
and

Jan Fouquaert ( Leiomerus on the Forum), Jozef Lemmens (former President of Flemish Rock Garden Club (VRV)), Peter and Anne-Marie Culliney


Marie Paginton, Ian and Roma Smith, Herman Laporte


from back... Bodil Larsen, June Dougherty, Kay McDowall, Catherine Tennant


Barbara Demaine, Angela Townsley, Helen and Bill McGregor


(PeterK's)  Swedish Driver - Teddy? , Frank Cooper, Leif Fryle, Ian Young (yet another SRGC Former president)
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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: International rock gardeners meet in the Czech Republic
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 03:59:51 PM »
and

 Me! (Margaret Young- an SRGC Vice President), Christina Fryle(of the Swedish STA), Peter Korn, Tim Ingram


From the bearded man in the centre  :) ... Lars Hansen, Tomas Zicha , Birgitte Fiebig, Kai and Minna Andersen


Michael Mauser, Jiri Paqpousek ( the Alpine Parrot), Kirsten Andersen


Kirsten Andersen, Ann Cartman, Lesley Cox, Leif Fonnesbek Nielsen. Norman Thomas


Back ...Lesley Cox, Leif Fonnesbek Nielsen. Norman Thomas, Brian Whitton.  Foreground- Susan More's hair!  Milena Bucek
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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: International rock gardeners meet in the Czech Republic
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 04:01:53 PM »
and

Extreme left, Christopher Peed, Gun-Britt Larsson, (standing behind is  Arie Vanspronen), Ulla Hansson, Milena Bucek. In foreground Brian Whitton


Ann Cartman, Lesley Cox, Leif Fonnesbek Nielsen. Norman Thomas, Brian Whitton, Christopher Peed


Brian Whitton, Christopher Peed


A well known Czech gardener, Martin Pilny ( thank you, Jef!)  and Lisa Palmer from New Hampshire in the United States.


Gergely Lunk,  Cecile Shepard and John Paxton
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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: International rock gardeners meet in the Czech Republic
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 04:04:07 PM »
and

Gergely Lunk ( whose wife will soon deliver their second child- good luck to their family! )     John Paxton


Janice Currie ,  Paul Spriggs


Kay caught on a drinks mission!


Ulla Hansson - from Sweden  , Milena Bucek - who is Czech born but now lives in the USA.


the shoe-loving New Zealand pixie, Susan More,  next to Lars Hansen
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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 04:06:46 PM »
and

Susan More, Lars , Birgitte.... closer, Ann Cartman and Lesley Cox.


Birgitte Fiebig,  Roma Smith ( standing) , Kai and Minna Andersen


Margaret Young and Ann Cartman


Cyril Lafong and a small Scottish friend


Cyril and Ian Christie, on "Scottish night"
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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 05:33:55 PM »
the following photos continue is random order....... :D


Barbara Demaine, Arie Vanspronsen, Catherine Tennant


ZZ and Mr and Mrs Balatka ( garden owners)



Celia Wright, Cynthia Sladen, Diane Clement, Dorothy Brown (in white jacket), Helen McGregor, Liz Mills


Christine Boulby, Lars Hansen


Cilla Dodd,  ZZ, Milan Odvarka, Tim Ingram
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 05:38:51 PM »
and   

Diane Clement Lesley Cox


Celia Wright,   Ian Young hidden, June Dougherty in the background,  Petr Divis, ZZ


Diane Whitehead, Janice Currie, Bodil Larsen


Ejnar Josefsen  Arie V.


Elke Weiss,  J. Ian Young , Rudi Weiss
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 05:44:50 PM »

Frank Cooper


Frank Cooper,  Diane Barnwell,  Vojtech and Lenka  Holubec,  Philip Duplock


Helen and Bill McGregor


Ian Young and Peter Divis - Peter was  the Technical  lynchpin of the Czech Team.


Hannelotte Kindlund and Milena Bucek
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do but it won't get you anywhere.
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Re: International rock gardeners meet in the Czech Republic
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 05:45:58 PM »
Well done, Maggi and sincere thanks for putting all those on, complete with names.

Takes me right back there.

The girl deserves more chocolate.

Susan.  (Shoe pixie indeed).
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2013, 05:52:37 PM »

Ann  and Ian Christie



Birth and Kjeld Nieslsen with Erling Pedersen


Martin Hajman ( Czech but now in Norway) Maggi (Margaret Young), Fermi de Sousa


Margaret and Anton Edwards ( Anton is the Editor of the SRGC journal "The Rock Garden")

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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do but it won't get you anywhere.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."