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SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« on: May 16, 2024, 06:58:48 PM »
A small group consisting of Alison Hogg. Ian and Ann Christie, Jeanie Jones and myself will bring plants to set up a one metre  square pallet garden on Thursday 30th  May so the club has  a presence   at the two day show on Friday 31st  and Saturdary 1st June.  It  will be based on the well known  fishbox troughs  two of which have   been prepared  by Wattie Russell. One trough will feature alpines  in flower that  like sunny conditions.The other will have shade loving plants including  miniature ferns and hostas. There will be stone strata, logs and moss, not shown in the mock up. Different plants will be at the show.   There will be taller plants, probably meconopis, celmisias and taller primulas at the sides  and behind  the troughs plus an info board.


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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2024, 08:43:47 PM »
Excellent news, Stan et al - good for you folks making this effort! 8)
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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2024, 09:54:39 PM »
Alison has prepared the info board to accompany the display.
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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2024, 04:38:26 PM »
Helping to build garden for SRGC:  Alison, Lynda, Stan, and Ian Christie:

1 srgc sign


2 thinking


3  'What do you think?' asks Lynda Crouch of ian Christie ( behind the camera).


4  early appreciation of the plants


5   work continues
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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2024, 04:40:24 PM »
Scone Palace Flower show display by SRGC -  Many thanks to all who helped.  Photos by Ian C.

 important pause for fuel = cake!


coming long well


nearly done!


 finished item! Lovely!!
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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2024, 06:08:30 PM »
A few more snaps. The troughs part planted plus Jeanie Jones's primulas  in the van. The troughs  in position  mounted on upturned pots. Ian's plants  for the back. the peacock  butterfly liked the celmisias  - larger peacocks noisily roam the grounds.







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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2024, 06:15:57 PM »
Adding taller plants to the back and sides. The info board in place.

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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2024, 06:24:58 PM »
The pallet complete. I should have taken some close ups to show  the  diversity of plants -approx 60 different species /cultivars. We have labled them which  some may find  a bit obtrusive  but  it lets the public  know what they are.






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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2024, 04:40:57 PM »
From Ian Christie:  " Gold Medal Today at Scone for our display thanks to all"

 Tremendous result- well done by you clever folks!!!

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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2024, 01:13:02 PM »
Any chance of a plant list for the shade plant display (trough plus side plants)? I'm wishing I'd put in a request for a close-up photo as the longer distance shots look good and I was intrigued as soon as I read about it. We don't see nearly as many planting designs for shady troughs or crevice gardens as we do for sunny ones and they're much more likely to work for people with small urban gardens, so I'm glad this was included in the display.

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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2024, 09:29:49 PM »
Shade trough with Hostas Toy Soldier, Mouse Ears, Stilleto, Gold Standard, Elfin, Epimedium Little Shrimp, ferns Polystichum proliferum Herrenhausen. Setiferum. Some floral color from Ajuga reptans, Galium odoratum, Chiastophyllum oppositifolium, Saxifraga urbium.
Sunny trough
Sisyrinchium California Skies, Physoplexis comosa
Rhodohypoxis Mars and The Bride. Saxifraga Whitehills.
At the side Cypripedium reginae 721741-4
 
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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2024, 09:46:53 PM »
At the back Prmula prolifera, Meconopsis Huntfield, Ascreavie,  Celmisia coriacea
Primula florindae
Primula  vialii
Primuala flaccida and P munroi
more primulas - P pulverulenta, beesiana, bullleyana, alpicola, secundiflora, heucherifolia  were all there somewhere

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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2024, 09:48:33 PM »
and the medal

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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2024, 09:53:01 PM »
Congratulations to everyone involved. A thoroughly deserved outcome.
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Re: SRGC at Scone Garden Festival 2024
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2024, 08:58:25 AM »
Many thanks for the additional photos and the plant lists. I thought I had a good knowledge of the sort of plants one might use in a shady trough, but Chiastophyllum oppositifolium was new to me. It's always interesting to see how other people approach a particular garden niche. Really helpful for comparison purposes to have so many different primulas assembled togther too.

 


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