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SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:29:36 PM »
 We are gearing up for the last SRGC show of the Spring season of the SRGC 75th Anniversary year, here in Aberdeen on Saturday 17th May 2008. The Show is held in the Ruthrieston West Church Halls, Broomhill Road, Aberdeen AB10 7LU, open from 11.30 am to 4.00pm.

As one of the Show Secretaries slumbers happily, the other is sitting here, fingers crossed for a late rush of entries and hoping that the soup making goes well tomorrow and that there are enough flowers to cut in the garden for the tea-room decorations !! ??? ::) 
It's at this stage, when the pre-publicity seems to be going well, that one is struck by the fear that millions of people will turn up to see the show but there will not be enough plants on the benches :o :o

Next time you meet a Show Secretary, be nice to them... they are poor misguided souls who have volunteered for this suffering and obviously need counselling and a kind word  :-\ ;)

I trust that all will be well on the day and that there will be lots of pix for you to enjoy.....though since Ian and I are at the BBC on Sunday and he's off to Chelsea on Monday, there might be a delay before we get any photos posted, so, if someone out there who is coming to the show with their camera is reading this ... please join in and get posting!
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 08:10:48 AM »
Quit worrying, Maggie, and know that all will be very, very well. :)
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 03:28:54 PM »
Maggi
Is Ian going to appear on the TV - if yes can you provide some details so we can watch.  Or is he just going to enjoy the Show?
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 07:04:52 PM »
Arthur, is it really likely that the BBC would put someone who actually knows about gardening on the Chelsea coverage? Now had Ian been a Z list personality with the brain and attention span of a gnat of course he would have been on! ;D
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 08:51:02 PM »
Arthur, Ian is going to Chelsea on Monday for the Joint Rock Committee meeting.

You  can hear Ian often on the BBC Scotland Radio Programme, The Beechgrove Potting Shed....you can listen online at www.BBC.co.uk/radioscotland    .......I am one of the "diggers behind the shed"  8)
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 10:42:02 PM »
David

Having watched Gardener's World tonight and seen the garden proposed by Rachel de Thame, I fear you are right.
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008, 09:36:59 AM »
She's a lovely looking lass Arthur, but as for gardening knowledge and experience-zilch
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008, 11:44:59 PM »
How was the show?
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2008, 09:48:55 AM »
As Maggi said above we will make a comprehensive post as soon as we can but we are busy today and I am off to Chelsea tomorrow.
To clear up the BBc thing I work for BBC Radio Scotland where I am one of the team who answer gardening questions on a live phone in radio program called the Beechgrove Potting Shed - as they say I have a good face for the radio. Maggi works behind the scenes answering the phones and doing research work.

We both have stacks of pictures so here are just a few from a great Aberdeen Show.

The reason we did not post any last night was because we were having a wee celebration back out oor hoose - and we had much to celebrate.
Here are the forumists that were among our party.
From the left, Ian Christie, Carol Shaw, Ian Young, Maggi Young, David Shaw and Dave Millward
David had the most to celebrate because he won the Forrest Medal and what a superb plant it was Ramonda nathaliae JCA686.
Last for just now a general shot of the hall crowded with plants and people.
More will follow.............
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2008, 10:59:45 AM »
Heartiest congratulations Dave....what a magnificent Ramonda!!
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2008, 04:12:31 PM »
Promising start Ian !  Looking forward to more...  ;D

I can only agree with Cliff : a tremendous Ramonda Dave !  Well done !
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2008, 07:44:19 PM »
A few shots from the Aberdeen show....
I may post pix first and add comment later... depending on the connection speed!
the Forrest Medal plant, Ramonda nathaliae JCA 683 ( may not be correct no. ... David will confirm) , shown by  the Forum's "Dr Rock", David Millward, was just lovely... huge and all over gorgeous!
« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 07:46:24 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2008, 09:02:11 PM »
A stunning Ramonda indeed and I'm thrilled to see it as I have a plant from the same coll number (JCA 686). I may be wrong but I think I had it as seed from Inshriach. Not flowered yet but when I saw this one, trotted out to have a look and it's PACKED with buds, already, beginning of winter. It's in my shady tunnel where it's always cool.
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2008, 06:46:18 PM »
Maggi & Ian - great show! We really enjoyed taking Lily & Molly for a walk.  ;D
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2008, 09:48:24 PM »
Beautiful plants there in Aberdeen.
Brings lots of memories of being there 2 years ago!
Are these all the pictures?  ???
I thought the show was greater then.  ;D ;D
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