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Androsace Group - new online resource
« on: September 11, 2011, 12:14:28 PM »
Just to advise that the Androsace Group is to cease and instead to become an online group and part of the AGS web forum later this autumn. It will now appear as a discussion topic entitled Androsace and will act as a resource of the Group's newsletters and publications as well as a picture gallery and a discussion site.
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Re: Androsace Group - new online resource
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 12:29:00 PM »
Pity

you must be member

"To register as a user of our website, you need to be a member of the Alpine Garden Society"

same as 16 months ago
If people ask something and nobody replies
if a non member knows the answer
its impossible to help

even when I send the answer to the AGS
they didn't place it

You can't be a member from all societies


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Re: Androsace Group - new online resource
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 12:46:28 PM »

You can't be a member from all societies

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Re: Androsace Group - new online resource
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 05:34:33 PM »

.....If people ask something and nobody replies.......


Not unusual on the AGS On-Line Discussion ;D
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Re: Androsace Group - new online resource
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 10:07:59 PM »
One can't help but notice that the contributors to the AGS Online Discussions about anything, are active posters to this Forum.

Apart from possible financial constraints preventing membership of many groups at a time, each of us has just so much time to spare from work and other commitments. I remember a couple of years some time ago when a seed exchange - I think it was the AGS - had such requirements of the donors that it all became too hard and I gave up for quite a while. As well as proper harvesting, cleaning, packeting, labelling, one had to include information about locality (if collected, fair enough) but also whether an annual, biennial, perennial, tree, shrub, what colour the flowers were, how tall it grew, whether it bloomed spring, summer etc etc. My major reaction to all of this was that many donors would be completely put off donating - as I was. One might expect those asking for seed to do a little research of their own.

The wonderful thing about SRGC and especially this Forum is that it is so totally inclusive of everyone's tastes and makes it possible to share experience, as well as tolerating our little foibles.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2011, 10:09:55 PM by Lesley Cox »
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Re: Androsace Group - new online resource
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 11:24:40 PM »
I remember a couple of years some time ago when a seed exchange had such requirements of the donors that it all became too hard and I gave up for quite a while. As well as proper harvesting, cleaning, packeting, labelling, one had to include information about locality (if collected, fair enough) but also whether an annual, biennial, perennial, tree, shrub, what colour the flowers were, how tall it grew, whether it bloomed spring, summer etc etc. My major reaction to all of this was that many donors would be completely put off donating - as I was. One might expect those asking for seed to do a little research of their own.  

Lesley, I've never seen such detailed requirements from donors on a seed exchange  :o certainly on the AGS we haven't ever asked for this detail.  NARGS have had an extra column on their form for colour and height, but I think it is only required for unusual varieties or "sp" to help with their listing.
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Re: Androsace Group - new online resource
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 01:11:31 AM »
It could have been 20 or even 30 years ago Diane. It only lasted for a couple of years so maybe others commented that it was getting to be in the too hard basket.
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Re: Androsace Group - new online resource
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2022, 12:24:07 PM »
Don Peace has posted that he has found some old Androsace Group material and has included some of it already on his  own, excellent  website www.lentune.net

 Don posted to the  Facebook Group, Friends of the AGS, but I know many of us here miss the old Androsace Group - and it's prime movers, such as David Mowle, Duncan Lowe ( who allowed SRGC to sell many of his paintings and drawings of Androsaces  after his death https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14198.0     ) and George Smith.

Part of Don's post :
 "Ive managed to dredge up the bulk of it from old hard drives and decided that I could put the stuff that still has some relevance onto my current website. It can sit to one side at least in the interim until I sort it out . This may be a slow process because May is not the time of year for sitting indoors in front of a computer! It currently looks semi-presentable so perhaps worth sharing. There are some well-known names amongst the contributors of articles in the Notebooks and indeed some of you will be able to re-live old memories.
Access http://www.lentune.net and follow Links at the top right. Its best on a computer, decent on a tablet, but not brilliant on mobile phones!!

 Great news and a most useful effort from Don.   Thanks, Don!
« Last Edit: May 10, 2022, 12:26:21 PM by Maggi Young »
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