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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2010, 12:52:12 AM »
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I see rain is forecast on Sunday - here's hoping.  Not often you will hear me say that.
No..... but I  some good rain would be a great protection against the fire re-igniting and more sure than further artificial dampening.
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« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2010, 09:34:38 PM »
Rain forecast but no sign of it so far. On Wednesday the whole Taieri Plain was under a pinky-brown pall of smoke and the town of Mosgiel (10,000 citizens) invisible as if it didn't exist. When I drove into town from the hill above Mosgiel, visibility on the road was barely 100 metres, the smoke was so thick. It is cleared now, yet, strangely the air is still filled with the smell of smoke and every thing in my house will need to be cleaned from the ceilings to the carpets.

The fire people say it may not be fully out until winter rains as the worst hot spots are in piles where logging stumps and other rubbish has been bulldozed into heaps metres deep and once in there the fires can burn away for months with no way to access them properly.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2010, 08:48:36 AM »
Highly interesting and informative articles and stunning photography; truly wonderful to read about the adventures and experiences of those in the forefront of growing alpine plants in international rock gardens.  However what impresses me most is the generosity of spirit amongst fellow rock gardeners as they work to achieve their goal  :)

Thanks to everyone involved
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« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2010, 07:56:26 PM »
A wonderful presentation, absolutely marvelous,
Thanks  to everyone involved.
Franz Hadacek  Vienna  Austria

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« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2010, 09:05:23 PM »
This is a brilliant initiative and perfectly appealing and interesting. I was delighted to see June Dougherty's beautiful garden in Northern Ireland but that is simply a partisan preference. All the articles and photographs are of a standard which would grace any international horticultural journal.

Simply outstanding.

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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2010, 09:07:40 PM »
And isn't it lovely to see another photo of our beautiful Olga? :)
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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2010, 08:01:04 PM »
Issue No 2 is as beautiful and inspiring as the first issue.  I've got my fingers (and other parts) crossed that you'll be able to keep up the amazingly high standard in future issues as I'm already looking forward to seeing the March magazine.  I'm even thinking of investing in a colour printer so that I can drool over the beautiful photographs without having to switch on the computer - for a mean Scotswoman this is saying something.

Keep up the good work for ever and ever.

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« Reply #67 on: March 03, 2010, 10:07:59 PM »
Looking at this second issue and reading the many compliments, my treasury of words in English is inadequate to beat it.
Great initiative and hopefully long lasting!
Glad being a member of this fantastic Club!
Luit van Delft, right in the heart of the beautiful flowerbulb district, Noordwijkerhout, Holland.

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« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2010, 11:07:25 PM »
Thank you, Luit.... it's only possible because of the number of great growers and travellers like yourself who are taking part. We are blessed to  be surrounded by such folks.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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« Reply #69 on: March 19, 2010, 04:55:02 PM »
It doesn't matter where he is fishing in New Zealand, it is HOT everywhere at the moment.  In fact, we have had a huge forest fire which filled the city with smoke on Wednesday.  It is now under control but it was helped on by extremely high temperatures.  

Susan



We were fishing on the west coast during all this: around Harihari then up near  Greymouth.  Saw it on the news.

It was not hot and dry where we were  I can tell you.   ;)


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« Reply #70 on: March 19, 2010, 04:57:43 PM »
This International Rock Gardener is something special. Just read the second edition. It is truly international and another cutting edge effort from the SRGC.

Well done to all involved, contributors and the editorial team.

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« Reply #71 on: March 21, 2010, 12:46:28 AM »
Well it's never more than warmish, and never dry on the West Coast of the South Island. Rainfall measured in metres rather than millimetres.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #72 on: March 26, 2010, 12:26:11 PM »
Issue Three is just as MAGNIFICENT as the preceding two and Harry's glorious cover photograph is TRULY STUPENDOUS.  Many thanks and hearty congratulations to all involved.
Cliff Booker
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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #73 on: March 26, 2010, 01:41:12 PM »
SRGC President, Liz Mills, commented that she had fingers etc crossed that the standard achieved in issue 1 and 2 could be sustained.

Liz, you may now uncross all those body parts as Issue 3 has maintained and perhaps surpassed the already high standards set earlier.

Sincerest thanks to all contributors,  photographer and editors. You have created a fabulous publication and it is greatly appreciated.

Paddy
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Re: International Rock Gardener New SRGC Site Feature
« Reply #74 on: March 26, 2010, 02:47:18 PM »
Superb photography and fascinating life stories of Rock Gardeners scattered internationally - this new issue continues the high standard set from the beginning - congratulations to everyone involved.
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