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Author Topic: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007  (Read 15947 times)

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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2007, 08:48:44 AM »
Thanks again for showing us around Maggi - great show and something tells me that despite the hard work you and Ian (and all the others of course) might have had a good time.... ;D
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2007, 09:50:59 AM »
Cyril (I have been told) has twelve pans of each and selects the best one to take to the show. ;) What is the cyp with the dark petals and white lip next to cyril's parviflorum in one of the pics above?
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2007, 10:48:27 AM »
Cliff... Cyril's GOOD, that's why we call him the Glenrothes Greenfinger! I think he just ( just?!!) pays a lot of attention to the plants and goes to considerable lengths to keep 'em happy!

No, Luc, we didn't have a good time... we had a WONDERFUL time! We always do!

Anthony, I haven't a clue what that pretty Cyp was... I'll ask around.
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2007, 12:57:15 PM »
So that is why they call me; "The Whitworth Wash-out"?
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2007, 05:15:50 PM »
Anthony,
that's the hybid Cyp. "Sebastian" which I preferred to the other one: a lot more graceful; but I'm no expert on orchids.
When I eventually download my pics I'll try to put a pic of just it on this thread....horribly out of date by then!
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2007, 05:54:21 PM »
Maggi,
Thanks again for showing interesting plants and peoples.
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2007, 08:53:26 PM »
Thanks to you all for your kind comments.
Still a few more pix to come. ;D

 Cliff, you are not  "The Whitworth Wash-out".... that was a comment about the weather... you are known as the "batty buttercup bloke" or the "Kamera King" !!
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2007, 09:29:34 PM »
What else have we got?
I think this Convolulus cneorum was one of Stan da Prato's plants


David Rankin, taking notes


The Rankin's two pans native to Australasia


Celmisia spectabilis 'Egglestone Silver' : this was the plant Fermi picked for his special award


Leucogenes leontipodium


Rhodohypoxis 'Picta'


Zaluzianskya ovata from the Bainbridges


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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2007, 09:39:55 PM »
Cyril Lafong again won the Esslemont Quaich, a trophy in memory of the great grower, Harold Esslemont, which is awarded in Aberden for three pans of rock plants, new, rare or difficult in cultivation.
Here is Viola dasyphylla  Edit by Maggi September 2010:it appears this plant may actually be V. columnaris.....see September 2010 IRG9 ( published online 24th Sept. 2010 for details of a naming mix-up with these species
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Penstemon absarokensis


Here are some notes from Cyril on the 3 plants that won the Esslemont Quaich.

Viola dasyphylla: This is one of the Andean rosulate violas in Section Andinium as it is technically known.  In nature it grow in Argentina (Neuquen province, Lake District andean zone) and volcanic regions on N. patagonia in sandy alpine fields or stony summit ridges and rocky upper slopes at 1000-2000m.  Seeds germinate very erratically.  The plant is grown in a very gritty JI mix, given full exposure in an alpine house and watered carefully around the perimeter of the pot.  An occasional liquid feed is given when the plant is in active growth.

Penstemon absarokensis:  This plant was only introduced in 2004 and comes from Park Co., Wyoming, N America.  It is rarely collected, probably due to the long trek needed to reach the tops of the volcanic Absaroka Mountains.  The plant was grown from seeds collected by Alan Bradshaw of 'Alplains' from the highest station on record - on steep South facing, cinder screes.  Requires a well drained compost in a deep pot, full exposure to the sun and careful watering in winter.  It has also been grown successfully on a scree bed.  The plant is completely herbaceous.

Raoulia mammilaris.  This is one of the 'vegetable sheep' that grows in New Zealans, South Island only at altitudes 1200-1800m on the drier mountains of Canterbury in stable screes.  It was grown from seeds sown 2001.  In cultivation, it requires a gritty but moisture retentive compost that is not allowed to dry out completely.  It is very susceptible to mildew especially in winter.
Sorry, no pic of the Raoulia!
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2007, 10:18:49 PM »
Corking pictures Maggi and a most enjoyable tour of the show. Nice also to have faces of people who's names I know from the literature. Can I also say that your Arisaema picture is beautifully taken and artistically arranged.This is something I am trying to work on rather than just the straight 'Record Shot, which is what you need for ID ing but not perhaps on your wall. Would Ian be jealous if you were to be crowned 'Camera Queen' with Cliff?
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2007, 10:33:39 PM »
Anthony,
that's the hybid Cyp. "Sebastian" which I preferred to the other one: a lot more graceful; but I'm no expert on orchids.
When I eventually download my pics I'll try to put a pic of just it on this thread....horribly out of date by then!
cheer
fermi
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That is an excellent form of 'Sebastian'. Mine is tiny by comparison. Must feed it up some?
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2007, 10:42:07 PM »
God help any country with 'royalty' like that John.....I'll settle for 'the batty buttercup bloke' any day (couldn't have put it any better myself, even with the assistance of my nearest and dearest and complimentary offspring).   :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2007, 11:27:51 AM »
Actually, I've always hankered after Dame Edna's "housewife superstar" title!! (I'm often told that my modesty is one of my most endearing features! ::) :P ::) :-* )


John, thank you for your compliments...but I must pass them on to the real target of your words... it was Ian who took alll the show pix, including the lovely Arisaema shots. I was nearly arrested for encouraging  various folks to crouch in a certain position, alongside the flower and bob up and down to see the light effects in the interior!  The three-d modelling of the coloured sections of this arisaema are among the most intricate and beautiful I have seen, it is a truly remarkable plant.

I must say, it is a joy to have digital images of these flowers to enable one to better study their intricacies in magnification on the pc screen. An added delight for the gardener or artist.
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2007, 06:17:57 PM »
I was nearly arrested for encouraging  various folks to crouch in a certain position, alongside the flower and bob up and down to see the light effects in the interior! 

Arrested, well we nearly fell over sideways trying to look inside the beastie and getting back up off my knees was seriously painful but I wouldn't call that being arrested  :P :-* ;)
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Re: ABERDEEN SHOW SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2007
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2007, 09:06:40 PM »
Time for a few more
Quite busy in the show hall, lots of chatting, examining and note-taking




Fancy meeting you here: Sandy and Carole


Mike Hopkins and Bob Maxwell take tea, behind the scenes


Carole and  Ian Bainbridge chat to John Mitchell of RBGE


Carole and Sandy: we must stop meeting like this
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