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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2010, 12:30:11 PM »
I had not the opportunity to look earlier but today I did.
This is super ! All the laudatory comments are rightly.   
Well done and congratulations to all who was involved.The high standard of the first issue is indeed frightening.But with this winning team I think there is a lot hope for the future.
It would be an honour to participate in the future.
The international character is maybe one of the best ideas from the last decades. I feel myself like beeing on a concert at the end and want to cry out for more.
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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2010, 09:36:07 PM »
I was completely bowled over especially by the photos of the mountains which put the beautiful flowers into a proper perspecctive.
James Willis, 86400, Blanzay, France

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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2010, 11:13:34 PM »

For the layout I suggest that International Rock Gardener be at the foot of each page. This would ensure that if a single page is reproduced, the origin will be clear.

Have you given any thought to using Google as the means to index the magazine?  Google will index it anyway, of course,  but there may be ways to make it more effective so that after a few years it is not necessary for the SRGC to provide an index.  I am not an expert on Google (and it seems to be changing all the time!) but if you do have International Rock Gardener as a footer on each page, items in the document might be more focused in a Google search.  For example if you wanted to search in the magazine for all references to Saxifraga you would use the search terms Saxifraga "International Rock Gardener".

David, we've taken your suggestion on board and I have re-posted Issue 1 of ITG remade with International Rock Gardener as a header to each page and www.srgc.org.uk as a footer.  ;)
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International Rock Gardener Number 2 February 2010
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2010, 10:53:21 PM »

It's just about the last Friday in the month (well, it is in New Zealand!) so the February Issue of International Rock Gardener is now online.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/index.php?log=international
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2010, 11:51:15 PM »
Once again, a wonderful presentation.  Marvellous photos and a great depth of information. 

Thank you to all who made it possible. 

Susan
Dunedin, New Zealand

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« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2010, 07:36:08 AM »

It's just about the last Friday in the month (well, it is in New Zealand!) so the February Issue of International Rock Gardener is now online.

It is in Australia as well, Maggi!
Absolutely marvelous, once again!
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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2010, 10:31:18 AM »
Wonderful new issue !!!
Thanks a million to everyone involved !  :D :D
Luc Gilgemyn
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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2010, 10:47:47 AM »
Hi What a fantastic Feb issue. Just what we needed in this cold and snowy Perthshire! :)
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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2010, 12:14:26 PM »
Another sensational edition. Hearty congratulations to everyone involved.

Is it possible to tell how many people have downloaded the first edition to date?
Cliff Booker
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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2010, 12:18:03 PM »
It should be, Cliff, if Fred were not fishing in New Zealand.... such techie stuff is beyond me!  ;D
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« Reply #55 on: February 26, 2010, 01:20:47 PM »
I love it, beautiful photos and kind humor

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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2010, 11:23:52 PM »
It should be, Cliff, if Fred were not fishing in New Zealand.... such techie stuff is beyond me!  ;D

Lucky whatsit  8)



This new venture is an absolute treat. Thanks to all involved
Ian McEnery Sutton Coldfield  West Midlands 600ft above sea level

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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2010, 12:14:52 AM »
It doesn't matter where he is fishing in New Zealand, it is HOT everywhere at the moment.  In fact, we have had a huge forest fire which filled the city with smoke on Wednesday.  It is now under control but it was helped on by extremely high temperatures. 

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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2010, 12:20:55 AM »
A real contrast to weather in the UK, then, Susan.
Was the forest affected by fire a commercial or natural forest?
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« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2010, 12:35:00 AM »
A commercial one, probably Pinus radiata.  Quite a bit had been felled and it was caused by the friction of a rope pulling logs,  apparently.  It eventually got into some standing forest.  It has been controlled largely by helicopters with monsoon buckets as the countryside involved was too steep and dangerous to put in fire crews on the ground.  Strong winds got up and that enlarged the area but we are back to high temperatures today.  I see rain is forecast on Sunday - here's hoping.  Not often you will hear me say that.

Susan
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