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Author Topic: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009  (Read 19415 times)

Carol Shaw

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SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« on: May 15, 2009, 02:40:16 PM »
The car is packed with books and plants - including a sample copy of Bill Terry's book on blue Mecs. 'Blue Heaven' Shortly David and I will be setting off to drive through the 'Severe Weather Warning' weather to Aberdeen... I don't 'think' D. has put the snow shovel in but this is only due to the fact the car is packed to the gunnels... If, big if, our Saramatum actually comes into flower on the trip I suspect that wild weather or not we will have windows open. Oh well it IS Aberdeen show and I can't remember a year when it was warm mild and sunny... Go on Maggi prove me wrong  :P
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 09:15:47 PM »
Oh, Carol, there have been years when is has been sunny..... not necessarily warm....it tends to be breezy, but it has been sunny on several Aberdeen Show Days..... looks like we're not getting one of those days, tomorrow..... very cold and wet her and pretty windy.... horrible really.... wonder how many public visitors will come out in this weather? I'm tempted to stay at home myself!!  :o
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 09:31:24 PM »
I hope you have lots of fun anyway !!!  :D
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 10:24:18 PM »
I'm sure we will all have a marvelous time, Luc. Rather off-putting that there is a "severe weather warning" though..... how bad will it get?
Hope to get lots of photos for the Forum, anyhow..... though may not get them loaded till next week.... got a very busy few days after the show.
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 10:27:52 PM »
Good luck and I look forward to seeing photos from Aberdeen  ;)
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009, 09:26:43 PM »
A flavour of the Aberdeen Show. Weather outside dreich, atmosphere inside great.

          Graeme Strachan (More pics to follow)
« Last Edit: May 16, 2009, 09:31:42 PM by Graeme Strachan »
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2009, 10:33:29 PM »
And more photos.

                  Graeme

Primula Elizabeth Killelay.JPG
Globularia cordifolia Blue Bunnets.JPG
Androsace bulleyana.JPG
Primula Kusum Krishna.JPG
Folk.JPG
More folk.JPG
Epimadium Grandiflorum NANUM.JPG
« Last Edit: March 27, 2011, 10:20:53 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2009, 10:55:47 PM »
I hope Carol got her mug of hot chocolate all right, maybe with a little dash of something in it? :)
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2009, 11:04:48 PM »
And finally...

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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2009, 11:27:12 PM »

In anticipation. ;)

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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2009, 08:12:45 AM »
As Maggi said elsewhere no mug of hot chocolate but we had great fun and a good show... I suspect there will be no pix. from the Youngs before Monday at earliest! We forgot our camera... but I DID see lots of folk snapping away so fingers crossed they will post pix. There was a good turn out of Aberdonians too, very hardy folk they breed there!

Maggi I too remember many sunny days at the Show, we even took Lily for a walk last year... I also remember the number of layers I usually wear when we are the Show but I feel the cold. Actually when the hall was full of visitors I even took off my SRGC gillet!
Carol
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2009, 10:20:40 AM »
Thanks for posting all these pictures.

The weather may have been cold & wet, but it looks like there were lots of stunning plants at the show.
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2009, 12:33:08 PM »
Pity about the weather, although it looks like people are having fun ratting through the seeds, would love to see a pic of the plants for sale bench  ;D
I love the little epimedium.
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2009, 02:53:29 PM »
Thanks for the photos from the Show Graeme, they give a real insight in to the venue and exhibits.  I particularly love the leaf and colouring of the P Kusum Krishna - Hurrah for a white table top cloth that sets off each individual plant in a much better light - especially when light levels are low from the weather outside  ;D
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Re: SRGC Aberdeen Show May 16th 2009
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2009, 04:54:37 PM »
Thanks for those pics Graeme, blast from the past for me, brings back happy memories of the excitement of exhibiting, I still have my 1st place certificates from the Aberdeen show along with my degree certificates!
Well done and bravo to all those who organised, judged and exhibited!
Hristo passed away, after a long illness, on 11th November 2018. His support of SRGC was  much appreciated.

 


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