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Maggi Young

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SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:36:14 PM »
DISCUSSION WEEKEND 2019  FRIDAY 11 - SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER  GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY 
THis  year's  Discussion Weekend  will be  held  in the  Grant  Arms  Hotel, Grantown on Spey, which has been a  very  popular  venue  in the  past.
 
Provisional Programme

Friday 11 October 2019
15.00 Registration   16.00 – 17.00 Plant Staging 
18.00 Dinner   19.45 President’s Welcome   
20.00 The Jim Archibald Bulb Lecture: 
Dimitri Zubov  ‘Bulbs in the Wild’ 
21.00 Small Bulb Exchange
 
Saturday 12 October 2019
7.00 – 9.00 Breakfast  8.00 – 9.00 Plant Staging
9.00 Optional activities  9.30 Guided walks, organised by the hotel
12.15  Lunch   
13.45 The Harold Esslemont Lecture: Anne Wright ‘Growing Bulbs’
14.45 Peter Korn ‘Inspiration from the Steppe’ 
16.15 Steve Newall ‘Growing Plants for Seeds’   
18.30 Reception  19.00 Gala dinner     
20.15 Presentation of trophies  20.30 Plant auction

Sunday 13 October 2019     
7 – 9 Breakfast   8.00  Show opens
9.30 The William Buchanan lecture: 
Christopher Bailes ‘Gardening with Shade Perennials’
11.00 Steve Newall ‘The Alpine Gems of Te Waipounamu’
12.15  Lunch    13.15  Show closes
13.30 Peter Korn: ‘Creating Conditions’ 
14.30 The John Duff lecture: Kevin Hughes ‘Cally Gardens - my First Year’
15.30 Closing address 


Booking:
Please give details of your dates and room type in the booking form (page 23).
If you need extra nights, we will book these for you. Extra nights are to be settled by you with the hotel on checking out.

Please send the booking form together with the appropriate remittance, made payable to "Perthshire RGC Discussion Weekend", to the Registration Secretary.

Registration Secretary:
Julia Corden julia.corden@icloud.com 
2 Lettoch Place, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5BB
 
Terms and conditions: 
Your booking form and remittance must reach Julia no later than 31 August 2019.
Cancellations: 
No refunds will be given for cancellations made after 31 August 2019.

 The  booking  form is  ...... * DWE Booking form 2019.pdf (141.24 kB - downloaded 28 times.)

What a  line-up!! Book quickly, please!

DISCUSSION WEEKEND BURSARY AWARD
The bursary for the 2018 Discussion Weekend has been awarded to Chris Parsons
at Logan Botanic Garden - congratulations to him, we look forward to seeing Chris in Grantown-on-Spey.
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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 08:00:25 AM »
The highlight of the SRGC events calendar is nearly here! Just a few days before we all gather once again in the beautiful surrounds of the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown-upon-Spey. Hopefully you all have a plant or two looking at its best just now that you can enter into the Show. Entries are encouraged from all - no matter how few or many, large or small - every entry contributes to the success of the show. We also have two photographic competitions - the Holiday Photographic Competition and the Reivers Trophy - so there is something for everyone.

Entries to me please on 07775 812036 or perth.show@fireflyuk.net
Late entries will be accepted up to an hour before judging commences
Staging: 3-5.30pm Friday 11th Oct & 8-9am Saturday 12th Oct
Show opens 11am Saturday 12 Oct
Show closes lunchtime Sunday 13 Oct

Show schedule: * SRGCDiscussionWeekend2019.pdf (138.45 kB - downloaded 7 times.)

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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 09:55:14 AM »
Still time for late entries, if you have some last-minute plants that have suddenly come into their own. Any exhibit is worth staging. Thank you all!
Matt Topsfield
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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 02:44:33 PM »
Trying to fight off the bees that keep pollinating my cyclamen! It makes the flowers drop off  >:( >:(
MINIONS! I need more minions!
Anne Wright, Dryad Nursery, Yorkshire, England

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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 02:45:36 PM »
And if that doesn't do it, being jiggled about on the journey from York to Grantown probably will! But at least some have nice leaves.. ::) :-\
MINIONS! I need more minions!
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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 05:49:08 PM »
First of our speakers for the SRGC Discussion Weekend has arrived and been collected ...... Welcome Jandals!!
(Steve  Newall from New  Zealand!!   :D )

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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2019, 06:08:16 PM »
Dimitri Zubov (Oakwood) was  en route to Scotland  and  has  now  also been collected by  President  Julia Corden ! The  cast  assembles!





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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2019, 11:33:05 AM »
Congrats to Roma for winning the Forrest Medal!
Peter M posted a pic of her superb Cyclamen mirabile on Instagram
cheers
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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2019, 11:19:17 PM »
Congrats to Roma for winning the Forrest Medal!
Peter M posted a pic of her superb Cyclamen mirabile on Instagram
cheers
fermi

Yes well done Roma.

Haven’t laughed so much for a long time . Pity we couldn’t have recorded the plant auction for you to see, Ian Young makes the best auctioneer that I have ever seen. Good night.

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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 05:32:40 PM »
Some snaps of trophy winners. First Roma's C mirabile which  won both the Forrest medal and the Lever  trophy for best cyclamen. Then my 3 gentians which won the East Lothian trophy for 3 alpines and another  3 gentians which  won the Peel gentian trophy ( David Shaw had a merit certificate for  another G The Caley which  is behind  the front three). I also won the JL Mowat conifer trophy  for the little  Japanese larch and the Mary Bowe trophy for bringing most plants.


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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2019, 05:36:04 PM »
Mala Janes won  a bronze medal and the Section 2 trophy while David  Livermore  won the  Reivers'  trophy for a photo of a Scottish native plant.

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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2019, 08:39:09 PM »
round the benches -gaps are where the autofocus didn't work

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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2019, 08:41:42 PM »
more in open section


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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2019, 08:43:57 PM »
into autumn bulbs

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Re: SRGC Discussion Weekend 2019
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2019, 08:46:28 PM »
another bench yet  more cyclamen
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