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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2016, 11:38:20 PM »
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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2016, 11:05:37 AM »
In image SRGC-17  I spot some Fritillaria striata at the far right - such a beautiful flower but  spoiled by  an ungainly  growth habit.   Touch of Schadenfreude that it also grows like that at Wisley!  ::)
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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2016, 04:05:00 PM »
On the VRV forum there are some photos from June 2015 which show the progress of the Crevice Garden etc .... enjoy!
 
http://www.vrvforum.be/forum/index.php?topic=1926.0

( You will also find a link to another VRV thread of a Wsiley visit in 2011)
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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2016, 05:00:40 PM »
On a very different tack to alpines the main glasshouse range was attracting enthusiastic crowds to see the butterflies. Apparently  brought in as pupae from Belize.  I didn't get around to checking the names!

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Re: What's new at Wisley
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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2016, 07:58:08 PM »
Stan those butterflies are so lovely, brightens up a boring evening.

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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2016, 04:22:12 PM »
Lincolnshire nurseryman Rob Potterton has shared these photos of the crevice gardens at Wisley  - they are looking well settled now, are they not?

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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2017, 03:55:41 PM »
There was time for a quick visit to Wisley before Christmas. The car park was packed, but I'm not sure where everyone was as the parts of the garden I visited were very quiet. Didn't take many photos, but here are a few highlights from the alpine house.

A wonderful potful of Crocus cambessedesii
Narcissus cantabricus
Daubenya marginata
Crocus wattiorum
Crocus laevigatus
in a particularly lovely dark, striped form
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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2017, 01:22:24 PM »
Lincolnshire nurseryman Rob Potterton has shared these photos of the crevice gardens at Wisley  - they are looking well settled now, are they not?

Maggi, the crevice garden looks wonderful now. It was quite bare-looking when I saw it just before the Nottingham Conference. Large crevice gardens seem to swallow plants but in a few years they make their presence known. I remember spending all day planting and at the end of the day it didn't look much different. I'd love to be able to go back and see what happened to the plants I remember there.
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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2017, 05:21:56 PM »
Panayoti Kelaidis from Denver Botanic Garden was recently in England and has written about some of the places he visited in his Prairiebreak Blogspot - here is a link to photos from Wisley:
http://prairiebreak.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/technicolor-wisley-part-one.html


Two of the team leaders at Wisley who showed PK and Jan around on their visit: Gemma Neech on the left and Peter Goodchild on the right.
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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2017, 12:44:09 PM »
Threats of a "land-grab"  at Wisley  for road  changes - read more :

RHS - Royal Horticultural Society

We need your support! As you may have already seen in the press this morning, RHS Garden Wisley is under threat. Wisley could have more than 10,000 sq. metres of woodland grabbed and more than 500 trees destroyed, including one planted by The Queen to mark her Silver Jubilee, if one of Highways England’s plans is developed. Find out more at www.rhs.org.uk/wisleythreat,
 and please sign our petition to ensure these plans do not affect the future of our garden at www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/372/679/924/

On the RHS page there is a video featuring  Matthew Pottage, explaining the damage that could be done - trying a link here...

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Re: What's new at Wisley
« Reply #56 on: December 01, 2017, 04:54:35 PM »
Update on the threatened Wisley  "land  grab"  -

From  The RHS‏.....


"What a great way to start December - we're delighted that Highways England have announced their preferred A3 plans will not impact @RHSWisley's 500 important trees!
 A huge thank you for your immense support, inc. the 130,000+ people who signed our petition to save the Garden, and to Alan Titchmarsh who championed this cause!
Find out more at
 https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/Articles/Wisley-under-threat-from-A3-plans/rhs-response-to-highways-england


Alan Titchmarsh who  objected to the  new road's damage to Wisley's trees



 Wisley and tress
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