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Maggi Young

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Death of Dr Ian McNaughton
« on: April 18, 2019, 01:00:37 PM »
We were very  sad to hear at the weekend of the  death of  Dr  Ian McNaughton, of  Pencaitland.
 Ian had  been suffering  poor  health for  some time and his  eyesight was  very  bad, which was a great trial to him.  He  is  survived  by his  wife  of  nearly  sixty  years, Beryl, and their wonderful children and  grandchildren.

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 Grandson Rory with doting  Grandfather, Ian McNaughton

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Ian with  Minna  Andersen

After  his  professional career a scientist and plant breeder working on and developing agricultural forage Brassica at the Scottish Plant Breeding Centre at Pentlandfield, Midlothian, Ian was  very active  in researching Meconopsis and  breeding  asiatic Gentians and  he  was  successful in introducing  several very  floriferous  cultivars which are  clump forming and  grow very  well in containers.  Ian wrote  about  these   - including this article  for the  SRGC website. 

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Ian in 2016 on the  57th Anniversary of his  marriage to Beryl.

Ian was awarded the Dr Patrick Neil Medal by the Caley (Royal Caledonian  Horticultural Society) in 2006 for his considerable contributions to Scottish horticulture. Both Ian and  Beryl have  been very  involved  in both the  SRGC and  Caley  over  many  years.

Members of the  McNaughton "clan"  are  involved in the greatly respected nursery, MacPlants, who are  famous  for their  quality  plants  and  Gold  Medal Awards at  Gardening Scotland.

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A service of remembrance will be held in Gifford on Friday 26th April at 11.30am followed by a reception in the village.

We send  Beryl and  Family our  fondest  condolences.
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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Death of Dr Ian McNaughton
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 01:05:54 PM »
Some  of  Ian's  gentians  are  proving  very  successful  -  here are a  few  photos  of just some  ....

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'The  Caley'

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'Oban'

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'Troon'

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'Balmoral'

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'Tynebank Glory'


Some  of  Ian McNaughton's  articles ......

Ian wrote  about  his  gentian breeding  project :   http://www.srgc.org.uk/feature/mcnaughton/genbreed.html

Gentiana ternifolia ' Cangshan' .  The introduction of this gentian is discussed in the June 1989 issue of  The Rock Garden  in  an article: "Two new autumn flowering gentians - possibly ascribed to Gentiana ternifolia" by I. Christie and I.H. McNaughton - the full Journal including the article is available online :  http://files.srgc.net/journals/vol_1%20to_113/84.pdf

The Importance of Polyploidy in Meconopsis with Particular Reference to the Big Perennial Blue Poppies
    Ian McNaughton    https://journals.rbge.org.uk/index.php/rbgesib/article/view/58/42


Report  of  Forrest  Medal for 'The  Caley' at  Dumfries 2011 : http://www.srgc.org.uk/shows/forrest2011/dumfries.pdf

Report  of  Professional Forrest  Medal for  'The  Caley' gentian at  Peebles  in 2016 :
http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/Forrest-Peebles-DWE.pdf
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