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Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« on: December 30, 2008, 06:16:36 PM »
Just to let all our members know that a valuable new resource is being introduced to  the site of the Alpine Garden Society - and the start of January 2009 sees the inaugural MIDLAND ALPINE GARDENER'S DIARY/BLOG.
I am sure that many of you will recognise some of the plants (and perhaps the wonderful style of writing and photography), as the author is a well-known and greatly appreciated member of this forum.

Please enjoy this superb blog at the following link:-

http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/diaries/Midland/
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 06:19:41 PM by ranunculus »
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 06:27:13 PM »
Cliff, you beat me to it!

I can't wait to see the results of pricking out when all those seed pots germinate. 40 to a tray, let's say 10 trays = 400 pots. Let's assume common sense prevails and only, yes only, 6 per tray are potted on.....= 2400 pots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and then there are the monocots of course. Sorry diarist, only teasing!

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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 06:32:08 PM »
With THREE alpine houses they MAY have enough room, Martin?
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 06:42:00 PM »
Nice Petrocosmea grandiflora too!
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 07:11:51 PM »
Such fun, a new blog for the AGS site....... the firt oneseems to be online now!

I know I may be being very dim here, but who IS the Blogger, and why would it be anonymous in the first place??   Mis-placed modesty? Have no truck with that...... and, for a geographically challenged person and one who is used to the BBC's definition of "Midlands" starting somewhere south of Oxford...... what is meant by Midland Garden in this context?? ???
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 07:21:03 PM »
Let's just say the local football team is at the top of the Championship, that's the one below the Premiership for those not totally conversant with English Football. Maybe the 'blogger' will 'come out', who knows. Anonimity seems to be the norm on the AGS blogs although everyone knows who does the other two. And all that seed sowing. As has been said 'there's often a clue!


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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 07:47:34 PM »
I know I may be being very dim here, but who IS the Blogger

have a guess, Maggi. 

why would it be anonymous in the first place??   Mis-placed modesty?

Dunno, it just starts that way

what is meant by Midland Garden in this context?? ??? 

Martin has given you the clues ...
there's a couple more in my sign off line

« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 08:07:54 PM by Diane Clement »
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 08:00:38 PM »
Well, Blow me down with a feather.... who KNEW Wolverhampton were top of the championship league??

Diane, you sly fox, what a super departure!
Will you be allowed time off while it's seed sorting time?  :D

Congratulations....

 98020-1 ..... may you run and run! 

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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 08:09:51 PM »
Seriously, though, ever since Paul began the Wisley Blog and it also appeared on the AGS, he said he was authoring it, and while John Richards was guarded in the beginning, later he asked for feedback and was sometimes disappointed when not much came forth... I believe that not "everyone" does know who is writing such things and that most folks, if they are commenting or asking a question, do like to have a name to address their remarks to...  that's just human nature........  ::)

Even with a fall in membership, the AGS has lots more folk paying their dues than just the few in England who know everyone........I believe it would be wise to think of that and make a feature of the personality of the Blogger and so  increase the popularity of the feature at a stroke!
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 08:21:32 PM »
Maggi ... I thought you would have realised that Diane was the ONLY person who could afford THREE alpine houses AND membership of the Pudsey Pig platoon?    :D

Now that you have been OUTED, Di ... all best wishes for a long and distinguished career as the people's Pepys.
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008, 08:23:14 PM »
Will you be allowed time off while it's seed sorting time?
 
I hope so!  There's no way the two can run together!

I believe that not "everyone" does know who is writing such things and that most folks, if they are commenting or asking a question, do like to have a name to address their remarks to...  that's just human nature........  ::)

I agree, Maggi, and it wasn't really intentional to be anonymous, I sort of assumed my name would come up as author.  I also didn't want the first one to be all introduction, I just wanted to launch in and get it going.
I will sort out putting my name and location to it  
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2008, 08:45:26 PM »
It's SO embarrassing that I don't really know where Wolverhampton is!  :-[


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Maggi ... I thought you would have realised that Diane was the ONLY person who could afford THREE alpine houses AND membership of the Pudsey Pig platoon?

Well, I just thought she could afford the glass houses cos she got YOU to pay for the drinks  ::)
When I think again, I realise how misplaced a thought that was ;D ;)

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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2008, 08:52:36 PM »
Well, I just thought she could afford the glass houses cos she got YOU to pay for the drinks  ::)
When I thnk again, I realise how misplaced a thought that was ;D ;) 

No, it's a very good idea ...  ;D  ;D
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008, 10:16:37 PM »
Well, I just thought she could afford the glass houses cos she got YOU to pay for the drinks  ::)
When I thnk again, I realise how misplaced a thought that was ;D ;) 

No, it's a very good idea ...  ;D  ;D


If we are going to be silly ...?    :(
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Re: Excellent New Resource: A Midland Alpine Gardener's Diary
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 08:25:16 AM »
Diane,
Congratulations, and thank you so much! Another gorgeous event to wait for from time to time. :-* :-* :-*
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