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Growing for Showing
« on: November 24, 2008, 02:38:20 PM »
I will post in this thread an article written by that master exhibitor, Cyril Lafong and published in the SRGC Journal, The Rock Garden, in Issue 113, July 2004.   
Later edit:  That issue of the journal is available to download HERE.


For ease of posting the photos with the text, I will add each page as jpg files, which you will be able to click on to enlarge and read.....


I also enclose this list of articles related to exhibiting from the complete Index to the Rock Garden... nos. 1 to 121:
SHOWS & SHOWING
Plants for an Autumn Show, Tod, Dr. H. : 41/292
Chelsea, Evans, A., : 63/138
Exhibiting, Wall, J. T. : 9/23
Fishing for Gold — Boxing and Planting, Leven, A. J. : 104/229
George Forrest Medal Plants, Tod, Dr. H. and Barnes, F. C. : 36/269; 52/220
Growing Rock Garden Plants for Exhibition, Livingstone, David, : 20/202, 21/344
Growing Rock Garden Plants for Exhibition, Murray-Lyon, Major General D. M. : 21/344
Growing for Showing Lafong, C., : 113/8
What The Judges Look For, Livingstone, D. : 68/256
How to Win Prizes at the Shows, 'Vide’: 37/330
Plants Most Suitable for Plunging and Showing, The, Crosland, J. D. : 68/252
Plant Shows of the Prague Rock Garden Club, Klima. Dr J., : 64/192
Prague Show, The, 1981, Klima. Dr J., : 70/78
Preparation and Presentation, Mowle, D. F. : 68/254
S.O.S. - Save Our Shows, Gosden, Drs C. and J. : 59/137
On Showing, Barnes, F. C. : 20/251
On Showing, Stead, J. : 70/48
Shows, 'Locum Tenens’ : 12/177
Our Shows - An Appeal, an Explanation and a Challenge, Tod, Dr. H. : 46/45
Show Rules and Schedules, Murray-Lyon, Major General D. M. : 55/169
Some Thoughts about Showing Plants, Barnes, F. C. : 56/237
Few hints on showing Rock Plants, A, Walmsley, Major A. : 8/98
Our Shows, 'Exhibitor’ : 36/235
Growing for Gold, Esslemont, H., : 86/84

All these articles are freely available on the main SRGC Website, from this page:
http://www.srgc.net/site/index.php/extensions/journal     - as part of the Scottish Rock Garden Club's ethos of  sharing information to encourage  interest in and knowledge of  alpine and rock garden plants.


Back to Cyril's article..... here are the first five pages.....
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 02:41:09 PM »
five more pages of Cyril wisdom.....
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 02:42:52 PM »
third instalment......
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 02:44:48 PM »
and again......
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 02:45:57 PM »
now the final three pages....
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 02:56:25 PM »
WONDERFUL to read this magnificent article once again ... many thanks to Maggi for her hard work in posting it and congratulations to Cyril for a super summary of our selected hobby. 

David ... this must have helped you immensely?  :)
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 03:06:29 PM »

Cyril was happy to allow the article to be shown here... he wrote...
 "No problem at all.  Hopefully this will encourage more people to show their plants.  An article along the same veins, entitled 'Growing in the Alpine House' based on the lecture I gave at the discussion w/e in Glasgow last year, will appear in the next edition of the 'Rock Garden'.  This will be in 2 parts and Anton has just started working on the first part.2 "

 So, more to come in The Rock Garden from the Glenrothes Greenfinger  8)
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 03:23:08 PM »
Thanks Maggi and Cyril...I'm all printed out and ready for reading with an evening's glass of red. Can't wait...
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 04:56:22 PM »
WONDERFUL to read this magnificent article once again ... many thanks to Maggi for her hard work in posting it and congratulations to Cyril for a super summary of our selected hobby. 

Please let me add my thanks here also. Both persons are so helpful and I believe
Cyril is one of the most experienced growers at present.

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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 07:11:52 PM »
Maggi, firstly will you please pass on to Cyril my thanks for allowing his article to be published on the Forum and I am absolutely certain it is going to be of great benefit to me.

Secondly, very many thanks to you for taking the time and the trouble not only to set out the Article so that it can be downloaded to my PC but also for the index to the many articles in The Rock Garden. I shall shortly get out my CD of previous journals (another valuable reason for joining SRGC) and do some more downloading :-* :-* :-*    :-[
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 07:21:04 PM »
Certainly I shall thank Cyril for you, David.

I must say, even though Ian and I are fortunate enough to have every one of the SRGC Journals here (barring one or two early ones) it is a great boon to have the CD versions...... I have the cd loaded on this machine and I am able quite quickly to find items and I have the luxury to be able to sit at leisure with the paper copy if I so wish. The journals are a grand resource.
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 07:29:48 PM »
..and for people (like me) who only joined in the past couple of years, I was pleased to find Glassford had spare issues of the Journal to fill the gap
from the end of the CD to the beginning of my subscription.

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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 08:04:29 PM »
Good point, Giles : Glassford has spare copies available of many back issues of the journal... you may email him ( replacing the A with @ ) at this emaill address: glassfordspruntATaol.com

I am pleased to tell you that Glassford has recently had a second eye operation and is now recovering well with his two repaired eyes, which is a great relief to his many friends.   :D
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 08:45:11 PM »
Is there any chance that the CD of previous issues is still available?
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Re: Growing for Showing
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2008, 09:05:51 PM »
The CD with numbers 1 to 113 of The Rock Garden was a limited edition "goodie"  sent out to members
 ( in 2006, I think ) ........

I can cremate you one, Mick..... no, perhaps the technical term for which I seek is " burn" you  a copy!
 PM me with your postal address, please.
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