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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2007, 10:30:08 AM »
That's A J Gardner with me in the first pic. He grafts away with miniature Japanese maples.
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2007, 10:51:43 AM »
Does he, now? Nobody ever tells me anything! I LOVE maples!
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2007, 03:12:57 PM »
Click the pix to enlarge, of course.
Here's a pic of Neil Huntley looking anxious, with Sam Sutherland having a wander round. Apologies, I cannot  remember the name of the lady in blue with her back to us...  She is a well known Stirling member, she was stewarding at the show as well as doing various other tasks, bless her...
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.....I get worse, I really do, I believe my nameless Stirling Committee member is Evelyn Dick!
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2007, 03:14:42 PM »
In that case we will have to entice him out of hiding. He is a forum member.
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2007, 03:59:54 PM »
Here is the Forrest Medal plant, Trillium rivale 'Purple Heart' , grown by the 'Glenrothes Greenfinger', Cyril Lafong.
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This was Cyril's 23rd Forrest Medal and at long last  President Ian Christie was able to present him with the Silver Forrest Medal he has been patiently waiting for since his tenth medal win!!
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Contenders for the Medal:
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left to right: Fritillaria aurea;to rear, Fritllaria kotschyana 'Craigton Max'; two pans of Tecophilaea cycanocrocus; Trillium rivale 'Purple Heart' and, at the front, the small, but perfectly formed, Fritillaria crassifolia ssp.poluninii
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2007, 04:17:08 PM »
Some more plants :
Fritillaria kotschyana 'Craigton Max' - as the BD raised this plant, it is very pleasing to see it feature on the show benches, there were at least three pans at Dunblane!
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More pix of the enchanting little frit, F. crassifolia ssp poluninii
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the smaller of the two Tecophilaea cyanocrocus
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2007, 04:37:43 PM »
On the stage, behind the bookstall, was a small but tasteful display of plants which Elspeth Mackintosh from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, had brought along.
Would you believe it, most were bulbs but the BD, in charge of pix, didn't get an overall shot! :-[
However, various plants taken individually have been shown already  in this thread. Thanks to Eslpeth for bringing them along.
Here is a pic of Elspeth, Sandy Leven and Struan Harley
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some more people pix:
Jim Sutherland,  left, of Ardfearn Nursery with Brian Davison, who is organising the Dumfries and Galloway Garden Visit Weekend this year. Follow this link to find out more about the SRGC Galloway Gardens Weekend:

http://www.srgc.org.uk/specials/dumfries/content.html

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Carole Bainbridge, Ron McBeath, Ilse Davidson, Brian Davidson partly hidden
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President Ian  (the third) Christie and  First Lady Anne, behind their plant stall
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Former President Ian ( the Second) and Carole Bainbridge with Maureen and Brian Wilson of Aberdeen
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2007, 05:02:07 PM »
Some more daffs Click the pix to enlarge, of course.
 Narcissus assoanus
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Narcissus moschatus
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Narcissus x moleroi... must find out more about this plant
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2007, 05:08:14 PM »
Mike Hopkins, who keeps the show prize records, at work
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Mike and Bob (who used to keep the show records) looking very startled, someone must have suggested the drinks were on them
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Neil Huntley of Hartside Nursery wonders where the piece of string he was just stretching out has disappeared to
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Ian Doig from Glasgow gets close up and personal to photograph Narcissus watieri
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John Lee, from Glasgow, shares a chuckle withthe Glenrothes Greenfinger, aka Cyril Lafong
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The Glasgow Group is hosting the SRGC Discussion weekend for the next two years. In  2007 this FAB EVENT will be held at the Beardmore Hotel, Clydebank, Glasgow from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October.
An excellent array of Speakers has been arranged and the accomodation at and facilities at the hotel look very good. Booking is open now, see your SRGC Secretaries pages for details.




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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2007, 05:14:41 PM »
Sandy, snapping
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Roma Fiddes, shopping
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Ron McBeath at his stall, Susan wasn't there, she is recovering from a nasty fall. We all send her our best wishes
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Sandy shows Sam his camera. Sam Sutherland had some lovely plants on the bench, including a super little six pan, with Dionysias and Sax etc.... guess which entry the BD didn't take a shot of this time?
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2007, 05:31:45 PM »
Getting to the final run, now:
A very dear friend, another former President of SRGC, Glassford Sprunt with Ray Fairbairn.
Glassford wasn't feeling too good, but still managed to stand in for Sandy during judging. When Glassford could not attend the Dunblane Early Bulb Day in February, because of a filthy cold, it was the first early bulb display he had ever missed. Glassford refers to himself as an old man but I am sure there are years of exhibiting and supporting the SRGC still ahead of him, to follow from his years of service so far!

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Ray Fairbairn is well-known for the super Saxifragas and Primula allionii hybrids that he has raised over many years.These used to all bear the "Allendale" prefix, but I see that now some are labelled simply 'Allen xxxxx'
It is a year or two since we last saw Ray and his wife up to this Scottish show, since AGS show dates often clash for this couple, who live at Allendale, Hexham.

Only one shot from the photographic competition, and it has a bad flare, but you may get the idea anyway, or perhaps the photographer will post a decent shot of his handiwork? Eh, Brian?
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This digitally enhanced portrait of Helleborus thibetanus shows the plant in a snow storm... a snowdrop storm, that is, since each snowflake is a Galanthus flower!
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2007, 05:38:59 PM »
a few more flowers
 An Ornithogalum, but which?
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A view of the Club Bookstall, showing the RBGE display behind ( so the BD did sort of get a shot of that, then!)
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Two tulips, both Tulipa bifloraformis ??first one is T.polychroma, BD
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2007, 05:50:47 PM »
Here is a closer shot of the RBGE display, brought by Elspeth Mackintosh
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The beautiful Trillium nivale, a real favourite of mine
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Two Saxifrages:
Sax. opp Iceland form
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Saxifraga 'Nancye'
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The Rhodophiala from the RBGE, (again) because it was such a lovely strong red... what was its specific name??
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2007, 05:58:41 PM »
Rhododendron leucapsis, there were two in the show
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pulsatilla seedling from 'Budapest Blue'
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Pink Pulsatilla vulgaris
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Fritillaria eduardii closup
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Re: "Stirling" Show held in Sunny Dunblane- 24th March 2007
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2007, 06:04:34 PM »
Crumbs, nearly forgot the Irises for Lesley, only one name, though! Sorry!
Iris hippolyta aff.
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