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Author Topic: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08  (Read 18887 times)

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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2008, 10:48:14 AM »
Now, this Daphne 'Lydora' IS the one that was awarded the SRGC Jubilee prize! Shown here beside Androsace hirtella.

David Millward (Dr Rock), Fred Forrest Hunt ( Yes, that is really his middle name!) and SRGC Former president and Journal Indexer par excellence, Glassford Sprunt.

some Ferns

Fat and lovely Gesneriad, cannot think what the blessed thing is called  :-[

Glowing bench with conifers

 A couple of shots of the show hall

In the throng of folks buying plants from Ardfearn Nursery, we find Ian's sister, Alison and her husband Alan.... pretty much in centre of pic, both wearing stripes!

David Milward seems to be enjoying his day...
But then again, why wouldn't he ?!!
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2008, 10:54:40 AM »
It is good to get a quiet moment during judging to make some photos....
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2008, 11:00:03 AM »
John Mitchell brought up a display of current flowering beauties from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
The Judges  decided that a Gold Award was in order for this small neat display.
The display had several eyecatching Iris.....I.  acutiloba, I. paradoxa choschab, I. elegantissima ......
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2008, 11:07:47 AM »
Junellia azorelloides from Carol and David Shaw

Lathyrus vernus

A feathery Lewisia

Two New Zealanders... Celmisia philocremna and C. macmahonii hadfieldii from  Ian and Carole Bainbridge

More foliage !

This Tulip from Mike Hopkins was the only tulip in the show! Mike had it in one of his six pan entries.

Oxalis Waverley hybrid

Phlox diffusa from Sam Sutherland

President and First Lady at work on their plant stall

Rupicapnos africanum




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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2008, 11:12:51 AM »
Two plants of Primula forrestii... looking rather dis-similar  :-X
I find that neither I an nor I took a photo of Mike Dale's "best Primula" plant, a lovely Primula sieboldii.... sorry Mike!

One of the smaller  gesneriads on show.... Ramonda serbica

Stan da Prato's Rhododendron 'Wren'

Another view of the Wilson's winning Esslemont Quaich entry!

And a final look at the show hall...... that's all, Folks!


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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2008, 11:19:16 AM »
Many thanks Maggi (and Ian) ... really enjoyed the show.
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2008, 03:12:40 PM »
Looks as if it was a fantastic show. 8) Shame it is the last of the season as I have a huge patio pot with Cardiocrinum giganteum sending up two flowering spikes this year. :(
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2008, 09:25:28 PM »
Thanks so much for this wonderful selection of plants and pics. My ONLY visit to the Forum for 4 days, as for some reason the posts aren't reaching NZ. I had two this morning (the last two on this thread) and Susan in the city has just had one from an iris page. The Australians get theirs by a different method and maybe I'll have to explore that possibility.
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2008, 09:54:48 PM »
Lesley, I can't see any reason why the emails are not getting through from this end.. it's a mystery.

Glad you enjoyed the show......there were fewer plants than last year but the standard was super so the show looked just as good! 
Luit and Fermi have been across... you could be next, eh? Bill and Ann are coming in July... no show then, of course, they'll have to make do with the garden  ::) 
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2008, 08:22:31 PM »
What a beautiful report Maggy, :o :o :o thank you very much. We never have nothing similar here in Spain...
Specially interesting to me these magnific Oncocyclus Iris. I think this deep yellow/honey and white Iris paradoxa is described as f. 'Mirabilis'.

 

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