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Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« on: April 11, 2010, 12:11:25 PM »
Another great show yesterday in a gloriously sunny Edinburgh. Carole, Ian and their team did a marvellous job; lots of plants to talk about, wonderful catering (plenty of cakes!) and it was good to have time to sit down and talk to people.
I'm suprised that no-one has yet posted any photographs from the show - there were plenty of people with cameras there. Here's a couple of images of Cyril Lafong's (who else) wonderful Jeffrsonia dubia alba which won the Forrest medal in the peak of condition. Very difficult to time this for a show, but naturally he had two! :o
I'll post more this evening - the sun is still shining and I'm off out into the garden while it lasts
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 12:39:57 PM »
Breathtaking  8)
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 01:38:59 PM »
Another great show yesterday in a gloriously sunny Edinburgh. Carole, Ian and their team did a marvellous job; lots of plants to talk about, wonderful catering (plenty of cakes!) and it was good to have time to sit down and talk to people.
I'm suprised that no-one has yet posted any photographs from the show - there were plenty of people with cameras there. Here's a couple of images of Cyril Lafong's (who else) wonderful Jeffrsonia dubia alba which won the Forrest medal in the peak of condition. Very difficult to time this for a show, but naturally he had two! :o
I'll post more this evening - the sun is still shining and I'm off out into the garden while it lasts

Peter, do you have any more information on Jeffersonia dubia alba?  Do you know where this beautiful albino form originated from?

I am very interested in Jeffersonia, and grow lots of both species (dubia and diphylla).  While I've seen varying hues in dubia, from lavender to good blue, have never seen any approaching white... glad to see this one.  I posted about these, and a form of dubia with red ovary, dark stamens, and red seed pods, in the "April 2010 - Northern Hemisphere- Flowering now" thread.

http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5263.msg146992#msg146992
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5263.msg146859#msg146859

And a form with red ovary & dark stamens & red seed pods
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5263.msg146500#msg146500
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2010, 01:40:59 PM »
Thanks for getting the ball rolling , Peter.
 It was a lovely day in all senses of the word... g good show, really glorious weather and exciting to meet friends old and new from Australia.... Cynthia Sladen, a real Globe Trotter who has attended SRGC events in the past and Debra Bartlett, a wonderful artist, specialising in  botanical subjects, who I have only corresponded with up to now, so it was a thrill to meet her.

I will have photos of the show plants to post when time allows.....though when that might be at the moment I can't say!  ;D


McMark... we can see if Cyril will give us more info..... :)
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010, 02:44:22 PM »
Peter, thanks for the photos of Cyril's
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Jeffrsonia dubia alba which won the Forrest medal in the peak of condition
to whet our appetite  8)  What a tempting starter  :D
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2010, 03:42:39 PM »
Just LOVE the twin leafs. Our local, Jeffersonia diphylla, is almost out. Very late this year but I have seen the leaves. Here's a shot from last year.
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2010, 04:04:20 PM »
Just LOVE the twin leafs. Our local, Jeffersonia diphylla, is almost out. Very late this year but I have seen the leaves. Here's a shot from last year.

I'm a big fan of Twinleaf.  Evidently the foliage can be remarkably variable, and plant stature can vary quite a bit too.

Here are four pages of photos showing Jeffersonia diphylla, with some flower differences, but mostly foliar variability.  And I love the seedpods too, some photos here. (Note: these are user submitted photos, so there are some mis-IDs, showing J. dubia ::))
http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=%22Jeffersonia+diphylla%22&m=text#page=0

Cute little one, distinctively cut leaves
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sklockwood/4158868636/
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2010, 05:55:01 PM »
Ok the sun's gone in so here's a few more (all Cyril's plants in this batch)
- Tecophilaea cyanocrocus leichtlinii - this was lurking behind the Jeffersonia in the earlier photos, and was past of a magnificent 3-pan entry. I think that tihs won a Certificate of Merit also)
- Trillium rivale (Winifred Murray group)
- close up of same
- Androsace neuwirthii (only named in 2009, was introduced in 2007 as A. bayanharshanii nom. prov. from 4900m on Bayan Har Shan, Qinghai, China)
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 06:30:28 PM »
A few more plants from Cyril:
- the three pan entry, which also contained Androsace muscoidea breviscapa
- Erythronium hendersonii
- Androsace vandellii
And just to show that there were other exhibitors:
- Sebaea thomasii (Tom Green) still going strong after winning a Farrer medal last week and nearly took the Forrest at Edinburgh
- Primula 'Peter Klein' (Geoff Hill)
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2010, 06:52:04 PM »
There were 3 interesting displays of small pots of Primula allionii cultivars and hybrids:
- Sam Sutherland's traditional group of pots
- Jane and Alan Thompson's trough (ex-fishbox, of course)
- I didn't see a name with this, but I liked the symmetry of 8 pots in a pot!
- Speaking of troughs, here's the trough class
- the winning entry in close-up (Watt Russell)
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2010, 06:59:12 PM »
The orchid fans may recall that Forumist Graham Catlow showed a most attractive planting of Pleoine forrestii in theat thread the other day.... he was gently persuaded that it be entered at the Show... and look what happenend.... it won the prize for the best exhibit from a First-Time Exhibitor!! Pretty good, huh?!!
Here is Graham, with the pot full of pleiones and the award card.... well done, Graham!


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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2010, 09:00:38 PM »
Congratulations Graham - I really love the way you've displayed your pleiones like that.
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2010, 09:37:53 PM »
Very well presented!
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2010, 10:18:39 PM »
Another stunning show. Will they never stop? MAY they never stop!!! 8)

Although we have a cushion thread, there are few plants posted there. Could some of the above posters or even better, the exhibitors, post their cushions please? For the best visual treat as well as the best learning experience, many examples, with some cultural and display notes would give best results.
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Re: Edinburgh and the Lothians show 2010
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2010, 10:52:04 PM »
More from Edinburgh - The Royal Botanic Garden again put on a fantastic display;
- first the display overall, then the plants;
- Iris albomarginata (a good form)
- Iris vicaria
- Iris aucheri 'Olof'
- Fritillaria hermonis amana
- Muscari tenuiflorum
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