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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2008, 09:57:44 PM »
Many more photos to come when I have time to post, Luit!
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2008, 01:12:23 PM »
Hope you have a pic of my friends Pearl and Mike Dale with their cup winning primula Maggi?
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2008, 06:00:59 PM »
I  can do this, Chris........
three generations of the Dale clan!
 Mike and Pearl with (one of their daughters) Heather and her three little girls !
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2008, 08:39:20 PM »
Lovely, thanks Maggi.  Pearl is safely back home now.... and we took Mike's cup winning primula to show off at the HPS meeting last night.  What a lovely thing it was too!
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2008, 03:57:01 AM »
Happy memories of my visit to the Aberdeen Show last year! Maybe in another year or two I'll get over there again!
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2008, 02:38:34 PM »
Now then, got a little time to spare and the Forum seems to be up to speed, let's see if i can make some picture posts.....in no particular order, I'm afraid!
1) Three pans gesneriads from Brian and Maureen Wilson.... details added, thanks to Brian! : X  Briggostemon

(Briggsia aurantiaca X Ancylostemon humilis)

Cross made May 2005 and sown July 2005.  The seedlings were raised for the first winter using artificial lights before transfer to a frost-free greenhouse.  This is the first flowering.  The plants appear to be intermediate between the two parents.

Ramonda myconi alba
X
Jancaea heldreichii


Best called X Jancaemonda
Cross made August 2001 and sown october 2001.
The 40 resulting seedlings obtained were kept under artificial light for the first winter and then kept frost free until flowering.  Repotting as required into 30% sand, 30% peat, 30% sterile loam 10% grit and crushed Tufa + Osmocote.  When in growth liquid feed is given. 


Jancaea heldreichii

Own seed sown 1998 in gritty alpine compost.  Good germination in 3 weeks   Pricked out when large enough to be handled into the same mixture with added crushed tufa.  Kept indoors for two winter with supplementary artificial lighting and then transferred to a shady frost-free greenhouse where they have remained. 







2) Alan Gardner chatting to President Ian, the Christie kind.
3) A miniature garden shown by our only Junior Exhibitor this year, Amy White

 Arisaemas are very much in vogue just now....here a three pan from Anne and Viv Chambers.....
4) A. taiwanense
5) A. consanguineum
6)A. nepenthoides
 
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2008, 02:48:37 PM »
Other Arisaemas on show were A. griffithianum and A. sikokianum, which won a Certificate of Merit for President Christie.

Through in the small hall, we find  the club plant stall  and the Tea room!
Here are Adrian Banks and James Meff, ready to sell plants ad lib!
Fraser Beaton coordinates the Plant Stall Team, here he is, at extreme left, with Cecilia Rogers and Adrian.
In a quiet back room, acting Treasurer, Carol Marriott waits ready for adding action!!

Bob Maxwell tallies the points.
The Book Stall was in the main hall, minded by David and Carol Shaw..... when they were not taking our dogs out!

Main business of the day was the judging, of course.....which was why Bob had points to tally in the first place...
SRGC Honorary President Bette Ivey, John Mitchell ( from RBGE) and Sandy Leven
Sandy with Stewards John and Rosemary Lupton
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2008, 05:34:54 PM »
More shots of judging,  while the hall was quiet.......
Mike Hopkins and Helen Greenwood stewarding....
Three of the judges, John Mitchell, Bette Ivey, Sandy Leven...
The other judges were Glassford Sprunt, David Millward and Fred Hunt
These Lewisias were caught in a shaft of sunlight...
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2008, 05:38:33 PM »
Allium falcifoliumplease ignore the name in the picture file... this is Allium crispum !

Three shots of the benches

Bill Robinson's Viola columnaris, seen a few weeks ago at other shows, has opened a few flowers.... very sweet they are, too.

This third  Viola is from Cyril Lafong, it also has flowers, this is Viola dasyphylla, if I remember correctly.

Edit by Maggi September 2010 : It now appears that these violas were wrongly named.... Bill's is V. dasyphylla while Cyril's is V. columunaris.........see September 2010 IRG9 ( published online 24th Sept. 2010 for details of a naming mix-up with these species
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2008, 05:45:12 PM »
Concentration is required to see the plants properly......
Cornus canadense
Cyril large three pan entry.... all three of these plants were taken out for consideation for the Forrest Medal..... Interestingly, I see that a similar large Lewisia leeana alba was considered for the Farrer in Southport, on the same day! The Dicentra is 'King of Hearts'
The Dactylorhiza is 'Sweetcorn', here it is.... both the  D. 'Sweetcorn' and the Lewisia leeana alba won certificates of Merit.
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2008, 05:50:17 PM »
Super shots Maggi....really enjoying our virtual trip north.
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2008, 05:57:16 PM »
Here is Cyril Lafong's entry to the class for three pans, new, rare or difficult in cultivation....
This class brings the winner a handsome cash prize ( almost the last such awarded in our shows) and the Esslemont Quaich (quaich= a type of two-handled shallow scottish bowl) and Cyrill has won this for several years running.... usually with Brian and Maureen Wilson as runners-up.... this year, however, and to everyone's delight, Brian and Maureen were successful in trouncing the Glenrothes Greenfinger at his own game!! Cyril was as pleased as anyone 8)

this is the Wilson's  Esslemont Winning Entry... I will leave them to tell us more... and perhaps Ian will have a better phot to show you later  :-\
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2008, 06:09:03 PM »
A detour now to Section 2, where Anthony Darby had sent along three plants to the show with Jean Wyllie.......Anthony's pots raised a few eyebrows among the purists, but his plants could not be bettered.... so it was that he won the Brian Bull Trophy in memory of a local member who died suddenly, and too young, some years ago) for the best Two pan entry..... which he also won last year... a certain poetic justice here, since Brian Bull was  a schoolteacher, as is Anthony!
The two pan entry was Cypripedium x ventricosum teamed with Trillium grandiflorum 'Jenny Rhodes'

A. D's  other entry was Cypripedium 'Emil'.... just such a pretty little flower... and lots of them... this won the award of the Aberdeen Quaich for the best plant in section 2.
Not a bad record for Anthony for his three plant entry, two classes and two trophies!! 8)


Cyril had a lovely Cypripedium in section 1... Cyp. 'Sebastien'
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2008, 06:14:34 PM »
A foliage entry from Section 2... this Hepatica....
Back to Section 1 where local convenor Mike Hopkins had a good day! He won the Walker of Portlethen Trophy for most points in Section 1, here are some examples....
Erigeron nanus
Gentiana acaulis
Iris cycloglossa, looking like an Ikebana display
The Iris was from Mike's three pan entry for class 3... (Cyril won  this class)
This is Mike's winning entry in the small ( less than 17.5cm pot) class
Mike also won the "large" six pan class ( no size restriction in SRGC, by the way)
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Re: SRGC ABERDEEN SHOW 17/05/08
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2008, 06:26:51 PM »
Ian Cummings, a local member who always gives freely of his time and energy to help set-up, run and dismantle the show.... seen here with Ian Young.
Without the selfless assitance of members like Ian, the shows would never happen 
They are pictured in front of the display from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE)
Various plants from the display... you will spot  the Tulbaghia mentioned in the Southport reports, too!
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