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Title: Meconopsis for Gardeners - new book coming soon
Post by: Maggi Young on May 10, 2017, 04:19:05 PM
From the AGS:
New book launch at Chelsea Flower Show.
An authoritative new book, Meconopsis for Gardeners, this is a collaborative project between the Alpine Garden Society and the Scottish-based Meconopsis Group. It will be edited by Dr Christopher Grey-Wilson VMH, with contributions from members of The Meconopsis Group and other renowned growers and experts on the genus in Britain and abroad.Meconopsis are among the most eye-catching and appealing of all alpine plants. Introduced originally from the wild in the early years of the last century from the Himalayas and Tibet, there is now a complex array of forms and hybrids in our gardens.The Meconopsis Group was established in 1998 to study all the known forms with the ultimate aim of identifying with certainty those previously named but also to give names to others deemed of excellent constitution, garden-worthiness and, perhaps most importantly, distinctiveness.
The 384-page book will be launched at Chelsea and after that will be available to order from the AGS. There will be a special introductory price for AGS and Meconopsis Group members, to be announced soon ...

http://www.meconopsis.org/ (http://www.meconopsis.org/)
http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/publications/ (http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/publications/)

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Title: Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners - new book coming soon
Post by: Maggi Young on May 17, 2017, 05:08:22 PM
This new book will also be available from the Meconopsis Group at Gardening Scotland.
Prices for the New Meconopsis book are confirmed as a price of 37 as a special show offer, both at Chelsea and Gardening Scotland. After that it will be 50 for non AGS/Mec Group members and 40 members price.

23rd May - news from AGS  :  "The book costs 52 but is available at the Chelsea Flower Show for a special show discount price of 38.

For more information contact us at the AGS Centre or visit the AGS stand on Eastern Avenue at Chelsea (EA 424).
The book will be available to order on the  AGS website from Tuesday 30 May. The special Chelsea offer price will be available to Members for a short period. "
Title: Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners - new book coming soon
Post by: Maggi Young on May 19, 2017, 05:01:06 PM
In spite of the previous message, from AGS HQ, via two senior Mec. Group and SRGC  members,  the AGS  has  just posted this  on Face book :  " These prices still not confirmed AGS have only just had invoices in, the price will be announced at #RHSChelsea at the launch ... as soon as I have I will confirm"

 - so it seems we still have a wait to come.
Title: Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners - new book coming soon
Post by: Maggi Young on May 21, 2017, 06:30:02 PM
Razvan Chisu is down helping out at Chelsea - here are some photos from him of the AGS  stand being prepared -

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Raz reaches the corner

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Christine wears a shirt to match the colour of the paint

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The finished stand

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The Mec book on the AGS stand
Title: Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners - new book coming soon
Post by: Maggi Young on May 23, 2017, 11:13:43 AM
In spite of the previous message, from AGS HQ, via two senior Mec. Group and SRGC  members,  the AGS  has  just posted this  on Face book :  " These prices still not confirmed AGS have only just had invoices in, the price will be announced at #RHSChelsea at the launch ... as soon as I have I will confirm"

 - so it seems we still have a wait to come.

  News at last of the price of this book from the @Meconopsis Group  -  from the AGS overnight :
"The book costs 52 but is available at the Chelsea Flower Show for a special show discount price of 38.

For more information contact us at the AGS Centre or visit the AGS stand on Eastern Avenue at Chelsea (EA 424).
The book will be available to order on the  AGS website from Tuesday 30 May. The special Chelsea offer price will be available to Members for a short period."


 ( We presume this means AGS AND Mec. Group Members)
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Razvan Chisu is volunteering at the AGS stand - you will find the new book from the Meconopsis Group on sale there - special price  38
Title: Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners - new book coming soon
Post by: Maggi Young on June 03, 2017, 12:08:25 PM
The Meconopsis Group stand at  the Gardening Scotland Show  won gold!  The new "Meconopsis for Gardens" book is getting its Scottish launch at GS .....

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Title: Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners - new book coming soon
Post by: Maggi Young on June 03, 2017, 12:10:15 PM
As a follow on from Razvan's appearance in the previous posts about the Mec Book at Chelsea,  now there is this...
Razvan Chisu continues making his mark in England - well done Raz!

https://twitter.com/razvanchisu/status/870878176112717824
 
Title: Re: Meconopsis for Gardeners - new book coming soon
Post by: Maggi Young on June 04, 2017, 07:02:57 PM
More photos from the Mec.Group stand at Gardening Scotland from Ian Christie, Vice Chairman of the Group. ...

"Meconopsis group Gold Medal stand with Sharon Bradley mastermind for the display and Chairman for Meconopsis Group John Mitchell.  Books sold very well at 38 each should you wish to reserve a book at this price let me know cheers. "  You can email Ian from HERE (ianchristie@btconnect.com)

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