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Wisley-May 23 2019
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:51:08 PM »
It was some time since our last visit to Wisley but some stable weather tempted us to make the trip on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. If anyone is planning a visit to Wisley in the future I have a very good B&B just about three miles away I could heartily recommend, just PM me if you are interested.

There is a lot of building work going on at the moment to improve the visitor services with a new plant centre, bookshop, and visitor centre etc. due to open in the next few weeks and a new science facility etc. due to start shortly.

Apart from the Alpine areas I enjoyed the visit tremendously but I was not really impressed at all with the Alpine sections. Given that it is perhaps an awkward time of year for an alpine gardener the ZZ crevice garden was quite bare and weedy apart from many patches of Erinus. I have seen the Rock Garden in much better shape on previous visits and the Alpine Houses which should set the national tone were also short of some quality alpine plants. I don't think any of us would expect Corydalis 'Craigton Blue' to be placed on the alpine house bench regardless of the fact that it is a stormingly good garden plant.

A few pictures that caught my eye.

From the Garden:

Athyrium niponicum 'Godzilla'

Iris 'Skating Party'

Rhododendron Halopeanum (3 pictures)
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Re: Wisley-May 23 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 08:55:36 PM »
More from Wisley

Rhododendron 'Advance'

Rhododendron 'Schneerkrone' (two pictures)

Wisteria scrambling to the top of what must be a 70 foot Oak

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Re: Wisley-May 23 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 09:00:13 PM »
From the Hot Houses:

Doryanthes palmeri together with details



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Re: Wisley-May 23 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 06:35:44 PM »
From the Hot Houses continued.

Strongylodon macrobotrys (Jade Vine) and details 

Streptocarpus 'Constant Nymph'

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Re: Wisley-May 23 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 06:43:44 PM »
Alpine House:

Asperula sintenisii

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Corydalis 'Craigton Blue'

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Lewisia columbiana

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Re: Wisley-May 23 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 06:47:18 PM »
Alpine House continued.

Phyteuma scheuchzeri



Viola stojanowii



Tufa Wall

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Re: Wisley-May 23 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 06:53:46 PM »
and to end three pictures of Rhododendrons on Battleston Hill (not named)









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Re: Wisley-May 23 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2019, 08:48:34 PM »
Thanks for posting David - it looks lovely, I haven't been for ages and was thinking of going soon for the peony trials but actually that jade vine is what I really want...
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Re: Wisley-May 23 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2019, 08:49:06 PM »
Good grief, how  pathetic does  poor  'Craigton Blue' look- stuck in a  pot  under  glass!! Corydalis 'Craigton Blue'  is a fine, robust garden plant and  should be  outside enjoying freedom and fresh air!
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