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Early Bulb Day 22nd February 2020 - Dunblane
« on: January 15, 2020, 02:16:07 PM »
Hartside  are  gearing  up  for the  new  Show  Season .... their  first  SRGC event  for  2020 will be  at  the  Victoria  Hall  Dunblane  on 22nd  February  for the  SRGC Early  Bulb Day .....

note  from Neil Huntley .... Hi everyone, our earlier tweet should of course have said the first outings we are making to @ScottishRockGC  event at Dunblane and the @Alpinegardensoc Show at Pershore are February 22nd - not March! Hopefully see some familiar faces.


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SRGC Early  Bulb Day will be  held  in  Dunblane, Perthshire,   at the  Victoria Hall, on Saturday 22nd February 2020
 David  Millward  will talk at the  event. He will give two talks based  on his  many travels  in Turkey and  Greece, in spring, summer  and  autumn, that will take  us  deep  into the  wild  areas where the  spring  bulbs  flourish. David  is  the  Edinburgh Show  Secretary and  chairman of the  SRGC Show  Secretaries committee. He  has won several Forrest  Medal, including a  couple  for  his  magnificent  pan of  Narcissus obesus  Lee Martin Form.  David, a  geologist,  co-authored  the  book, 'Alpine Plants: Ecology  for Gardeners' with John Good.


As  usual at the  early  bulb day there will be  a  number  of  nurseries selling a  wide  range  of  plants. We hope that  members will support  us  by bringing many  plants for the  50:50 plant sale, whose  sales will help to meet the  costs  of the  event.    Further  information will be  in the  2020 Show  Schedule.


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Re: Early Bulb Day 22nd February 2020 - Dunblane
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 11:31:11 AM »
As Dunblane  Bulb Day approaches I've  been speaking with  Beryl McNaughton about  "old  times" - and  she  has  shared with us  this  photo, taken by  Alan Thompson in around 2002/2003 of Beryl looking at snowdrops  in the  garden of  the  late  Betty  Hamilton.  Betty, another  great supporter  of  SRGC,  was a  keen bulb grower and  especially  fond  of  galanthus.  Beryl says  that  she  is  sure  she  can  "blame"  Betty for  her  addiction to the  wee  white  flowers! There  are  many  of  us  who were  able  to add new 'drops  to our  gardens  from Betty's  collection which she  shared, often at Dunblane  plant  sales from  the  early  1990s. So nice to remember such a  lovely  person - how  fortunate  we  are that the  SRGC has  lots of them!

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Re: Early Bulb Day 22nd February 2020 - Dunblane
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 12:45:14 PM »
1st lecture of the day Bulbous plants of Turkey, by David Millward, pic from Michael Thomson, new  member at first  SRGC Event.

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Michael Thomson says :

"Amazing collection of plants here. Start at just a couple of £. Spotted this beautiful snowdrop Galanthus ‘Mother Goose’ - price per bulb £70. Yep, SEVENTY. Lovely, but I’m not quite ready for that just yet. The eyes desire what the pocket can’t have."

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Re: Early Bulb Day 22nd February 2020 - Dunblane
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2020, 08:28:20 PM »
Just want to say thanks to the Dunblane folks for giving us a lovely day out as per usual. Coffee and cakes to start the day and then lots of goodies to buy.
Thanks everyone.

Angie  :)
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Re: Early Bulb Day 22nd February 2020 - Dunblane
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2020, 08:27:05 PM »
Sandy  Leven's  report  on the  Early  Bulb Day is  online  -
 http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/EarlyBulb2020.pdf

Thanks, Sandy!  I'm sorry  to  have  missed the  day - and  Long John Silver!
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Re: Early Bulb Day 22nd February 2020 - Dunblane
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2020, 10:50:31 AM »
A huge "Thank You" to Sandy for yet another marvelous report for those of us who can't be there in person :-*
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