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Kincardine SRGC Show 25.3.17 part 4


Each year the staff of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh set up a display at each SRGC Show. The first five photos are taken from their display on Saturday.

This pretty narcissus x munozii – garmendiae was the talk of the show

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this show looks massive, I hadn't realised how big it was. I love the primula, so many species and varietal forms too.
That narcissus is a gem, such a pure white.

31 Mar, 2017


it goes on and on ,can't wait for part 5
the Marginata Caerulea has to be the best I can remember seeing,
Dionysia look good but know little about them.

31 Mar, 2017


Knowing little about rock plants I can only go on what looks good to me - and this time its that lovely white Erythronium and the primulas.

Sorry Brian - I wrote this before I saw your comment

31 Mar, 2017


That Dionysia last pic is very easy to get hold of.Not sure about growing it,though!
We have Kew at our show.Every plant a gem.

31 Mar, 2017


Sbg we think of Kincardine as being a small show compared to Edinburgh. The plants available will increase as the weeks roll on so we will see more exhibits in each class next month. Enthusiasts travel many miles to exhibit at our shows. As lots of the more northerly AGS shows are run according to the rules of the AGS alternating annually with the SRGC rules we usually have lovely plants being transported up the M74/M6 route to Scotland or down to Kendal or Newcastle way from Scotland. What prompts the members is not financial rewards but just the sheer joy of being able to share their treasures with others. The traders also come from down south as well as up north of Inverness. The SRGC site showed photos of Hartside Nursery high above Penrith covered in snow the weekend before but they still made it to our show with very affordable beautiful plants.
I think the shows prove that this is an affordable hobby for anyone regardless of the size of your garden or your purse. I think the first time exhibitors names were hand written on the back of their class cards and members who had shown previously were printed. There was a lot of hand printed cards beside some lovely prize winners so it looks like the show is set to continue to prosper.
Sorry Bjs I have run out of photos of the show. If I missed anything you might find it on the SRGC Forum which is open to visitors as well as members. I had to take a closer look at that P. marginata caerulea because I thought it was gorgeous. Steragram the white Erythronium was a beautiful plant. It is always hard to choose a favourite because each has its own attractions. The primulas are probably grown in an alpine house or cold greenhouse to keep the rain from spoiling them.
Pcw it is great to have the support of our major gardens like RBGE and Kew. I have had a couple of Dionysias but they did not last long.

1 Apr, 2017


If you want another go,try the hybrids rather than the species.They would still want very good drainage and protection from wet.

1 Apr, 2017


Probably killed them by having them out in all weathers. I should have realised that good drainage is not enough it also needs overhead protection but it is all part of the learning process.

1 Apr, 2017

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