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Wisley in May.
« on: May 31, 2013, 02:15:58 PM »
Crevice Garden.
East Midlands.

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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 02:20:01 PM »
Troughs
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 02:28:55 PM »
Some orchids:
Vicky's Delight
Kentucky Maxi
Cyp. tibeticum
complicated Pleione hybrid
Calanthe
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 03:24:24 PM »
Crevice plantings.
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 03:25:51 PM »
Crevice plantings.
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 03:34:37 PM »
Giles, your photo reports from Wisley are much appreciated  - I can scarcely believe how well grown the plants in the crevice garden have become  - it seems only "five minutes" that ZZ was across to help with its' creation. 

I think it is looking very fine. 8) The Alpine Staff must all be proud of it, too.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 03:41:53 PM »
Inside the Alpine House.
Dianthus longifolia brevifolia
Dionysia involucrata
Erigeron chrysopsidis
Hypoxis hyb.
Petunia patagonica
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 03:55:24 PM »
Asperula sintenisii
Ornithogalum dubium
Leucocoryne purpurea
Petrophyllum hendersonii
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 04:02:10 PM »
Outdoor tufa full of Asplenium ruta-muraria
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 06:42:15 PM »
Crevice Garden.
Very impressive, Giles,
amazing to see the difference since we saw it in 2011 prior to the Nottingham Conference.
Thanks for keeping us updated - we didn't get a chance to see it this time 'round.
cheers
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 07:28:46 PM »
Many thanks Giles.
David Nicholson
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 09:30:50 PM »
Giles, thanks for taking us to this fine place with these
beautiful plants. Petunia patagonica is simply great.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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Re: Wisley in May.
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 05:01:57 PM »
Thanks very much Giles for continuing to show pictures of our efforts at Wisley. The crevice garden has been a source of great joy to me as I have seen it develop since planting it up  - it's now in its third growing season and looking much more established. It has been full of colour over the past month or so. Visitors to Wisley seem to love it and many of them kindly take the time to come up to me and say just how wonderful they think it is and are inspired to go and try something like it (albeit on a smaller scale!) at home.

Like most people, I find Petunia patagonica shy of flowering in most seasons. No one seems to have cracked the riddle of why this is so or why just occasionally - as this year - it decides to flower more profusely than usual. I had previously had no more than about 6 flowers in any year so was very pleased this year when it has about 35 flowers. The one shown is the same clone that won the Sheaders a Farrer medal when they exhibited it once absolutely covered in flowers - though they report it has never quite done the same since. They provided material of it to Keith Lever of Aberconwy nursery who has propagated it up so it is available from them if anyone wants to have a go and see if they can emulate the Sheaders success.

Paul
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