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Luc Gilgemyn

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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2008, 05:15:36 PM »
Wonderful pix everyone - another great show - great plants - great people.
Thanks for showing !  :)
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2008, 05:40:00 PM »
It was a great day, Luc.... I have never seen the tea room so busy!
 A few more pix.....
Gypsophila aretioides caucasica
Frillaria olgae, from  Cyril... what a pretty frit!
 A close up ...
Now... Iris graeberiana Yellow Falls
Anemonella thalictroides Oscar Schoaf
 The left hand side of the Royal Botanic Garden, edinburgh display. The taller frit to the left hand side is one of the two forms of F. hermonis aman that have already been mentioned.
Bench view
Peter and Catweazle... otherwise known as Barry Caudwell
A professional photographer at work in the show hall... the woman second from the right..sorry, no name..
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2008, 06:00:11 PM »
some more...
Crocus pelistericus .....a pollen donor to make more x goteborgensis, I think!
Bench view with rhodos, ericaceae
Stan di Prato's winning Rhododendron Impeditum 'Meorheim'
  Sam Sutherland's stunning Ranunculus crithmifolius, again... just because it is lovely!
Trillium
more trillium
Iris bucharica from Carol and David Shaw

Margaret and Henry Taylor's Fritillaria tubiformis
A lovely pleione from section 2... the "beginner's section"
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2008, 06:07:03 PM »
And to finish, a heather with a suitable name; Erica 'Winter Sun'
and a scene across the conifer classes in the afternoon ....more winter sun  8)
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2008, 06:09:01 PM »
Maggi

You certainly have the eye for a good photograph.  Let Ian do the talking and you can have his camera

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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2008, 06:36:36 PM »
Arthur, you are most gallant, Sir.... I am truly delighted by your kind comment  :-*
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2008, 06:48:37 PM »
Thanks for posting everyone. Its nice to see the differences, and similarities, of plants at the different shows on the same day.
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2008, 06:50:18 PM »
I feel that I have to step in and put in good word for Crocus goteborgensis - I first saw it several years ago at Loughborough and wasn't too impressed, but it does grow on you: a bit like a rash.

Of the two pictures I posted, the view from the side is a little more accurate as to the flower colour. All the photos needed a little tweaking to get the colour balance right due to the sunlight/overcast skies/flourescent lighting in the hall, depending upon where the plant was and the prevailing weather conditions. I did my best with the overhead view, but it doesn't do the plant justice.

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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2008, 07:11:55 PM »
Maggi,
Great pics and from great plants. Thanks, that I could see with your assistance the beautiful plants.
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2008, 07:48:33 PM »


It looks like  Gandalf's ship from the Grey Havens  ended up in Edinburgh   ;D



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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2008, 10:04:55 AM »
Quote--"I feel that I have to step in and put in good word for Crocus goteborgensis "

Me too Peter --Loved it the first time i saw it (pics).

Now if i could lay my hands on some seed......

Cheers dave.
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2008, 11:30:14 PM »

Chap on the left here is ? (a friend of Anthony Darby, who grows orchids and maples, is that right? Can't remember the name, sorry!)

My friend is Alan Gardner.
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2008, 12:56:38 AM »
Alan Gardner, of course.... my memory gets worse. Alan registered for the forum, though he hasn't been logged in for ages. Too busy tending that Barlia you gave him, perhaps!?!
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians Show 2008
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2008, 05:45:13 PM »
Yes, he has barely a moment to spare.
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