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Title: SRGC Local Group programmes 2021-2022
Post by: Maggi Young on July 23, 2021, 02:36:53 PM
North Cumbria Rock Garden Group
Letter and group details  and programme






Title: Re: SRGC Local Group programmes 2021-2022
Post by: Maggi Young on September 02, 2021, 05:24:29 PM
From the Perthshire SRGC Group:
"Dear Rock Gardeners

Welcome back to our autumn programme of talks!  We hope that you have been enjoying the lovely late summer weather. Our September talk, this coming Tuesday,  is by Margaret Thorne from the Borders and it will be one not to miss, It is a particularly seasonal subject as this is the time of year when we are enjoying some autumn flowering bulbs in the garden.  What better than to see how some of them grow in the wild.  So on Tuesday night, sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and hear all about them from Margaret who is very knowledgeable about these plants and the many islands in the part of the world where they grow.

7th September 2021 at 7.30 pm
Margaret Thorne
Autumn Bulbs of the Aegean.

All of our autumn programme of talks will be convened over zoom and will be on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm.  The zoom link for the talks will be sent out separately. All those on our usual member email list as well as those previously registered as  "zoom guests" will receive the link.  Our first talk is this coming Tuesday, September 7th at the usual time of 7.30 pm.

Please put the autumn dates below in your diary.  We also have talks arranged for after Christmas, but at the moment we do not know whether these will be by zoom or in person.  We will keep you updated on any developments and news on future events.

Perthshire Rock Garden Club

7th September 2021
Margaret Thorne
Autumn Bulbs of the Aegean.

Tuesday 5th October
Scott Cook, RBGE
Gothenburg Botanic Garden

Tuesday 2nd November
Brian Allan
"Looking for European Alpines – Travels with Sid (with new additions!)"

Tuesday 7th December
Maureen Wilson
"Gardening on a Postage Stamp".

Best wishes & good gardening

Cathy  "

Convener:  Nicola Macnee 
To contact the Group : email
Title: Re: SRGC Local Group programmes 2021-2022
Post by: Maggi Young on September 04, 2021, 04:01:38 PM
The following email is sent on behalf of John Mitchell, convenor of Edinburgh & Lothians Rock Garden Group

Dear members,

The last year has been extremely hard for everyone and I hope now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we will be able to get back to some normality. We have put together a lecture programme starting a month later just in case we cannot gather in groups. I am hopeful that we will be allowed to meet and have the chance to see everyone again. I look forward to catching up with you all in October and if any other changes happen, we will email you with an update. I would like to say enjoy the summer but after the deluge at the weekend I pray for sunshine.



Latest news from Edinburgh and the  Lothian - see Reply 4 on this page  (following this post)
Title: Re: SRGC Local Group programmes 2021-2022
Post by: Maggi Young on September 16, 2021, 09:08:45 PM
Subject: Meeting programme change for Edinburgh and the  Lothians Group

Please find below an important message regarding meetings of Edinburgh & Lothians Rock Garden Group. The message is from John Mitchell, the group's convenor.

Dear members,

I am afraid to say that the meetings we organised for this year’s programme will have to be cancelled up to December and hopefully we can resume the meetings in January. Again I am sorry about this but RBGE are still working in bubbles and until this comes to an end we can’t have meetings. I will keep you posted on any news and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Kind regards,


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Title: Re: SRGC Local Group programmes 2021-2022
Post by: Maggi Young on September 20, 2021, 06:41:40 PM
West of Scotland Rock Garden Club    2021/22 Programme

All meetings all start at 7.30pm.  Until end January 2022 marked “Z” they are online via Zoom, thereafter hopefully physically in the Fraser Centre Milngavie as usual.

Those on last year’s email list will be informed of the Zoom links, otherwise please contact Richard Green. <>

We would like to try and live-stream our physical 2022 meetings via Zoom from the Fraser Centre, but this will  depend on the availability of suitable technology and expertise.



Z Monday 18 October - North American Rock Garden Tour 2010 - Cliff Booker, Lancashire

Z Saturday 6 November - SRGC AGM at 10am - Details in July 2021 Dryas

Z Monday 8 November - Mountains on the Equator - Martin Sheader, Southampton

Z Monday 13 December - Group AGM and Members’ Night (Local Group Members only)



Z Monday 10 January - Scottish Machair - Matt Topsfield, Benbecula

Monday 14 February - Gothenburg Gems - Scott Cook, RBGE

Saturday 19 February - SRGC Early Bulb Day - (Provisional - check Jan 2022 Dryas for news on this)

Monday 14 March - Plants of the Day, Bhutan - David Rankin, Lasswade - PLANTS FOR SALE

Monday 11 April - Woodland Plants and Peonies for Scotland - Billy Carruthers, Binny Plants - PLANTS FOR SALE

Saturday 7 May - SRGC Glasgow Show, 11.30am-3.30pm - Milngavie Town Hall
Title: Re: SRGC Local Group programmes 2021-2022
Post by: Maggi Young on November 01, 2021, 06:11:23 PM
SBRGG – Scottish Borders Rock Garden Group -  2021 - 2022 Programme

Face to face meetings, covid restrictions apply,  resume in November, 

Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm Bowden Village Hall, Northrigg, Bowden, Melrose TD6 0SN.

Contact Joint Convenors, Margaret and David Thorne.  Telephone 01721 752612

3rd November 2021
Wild flowers & other wildlife of our local coast (East Lothian & Berwickshire)
Stan da Prato   

1st December 2021
Andalucia & North Africa – the land of the Moors
David Millward   

5th January 2022
Nanda Devi
David Binns   

2nd February 2022
Botanical illustration with reference to her garden in Biggar
Sharon Bradley   

2nd March 2022
A Lifetime in Alpines
Elspeth MacKintosh   

6th April 2022
Gargunnock Gardens – Rhododendrons
Willie Campbell   

4th May 2022
Minature gardens with all year round interest
Stan Da Prato & Roberta Carruthers with Terry & Cath Hunt of Edrom Nurseries   
Title: Re: SRGC Local Group programmes 2021-2022
Post by: Maggi Young on March 02, 2022, 01:11:02 PM
 Susan Main is the new Chairperson of North Cumbria Rock Garden Group in Penrith.
 Susan has  taken over from Jennifer Watson whose health is sadly not good. 

 Susan and the North Cumbria Rock Garden Group may be contacted on

 Thanks for "stepping up to the plate", Susan!
Title: Re: SRGC Local Group programmes 2021-2022
Post by: Maggi Young on April 02, 2022, 01:20:34 PM
The North Cumbria Rock Garden Group holds its own show today on Penrith.... open till 3pm.

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