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Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« on: November 08, 2009, 06:21:45 PM »
Friends, Here are photos of a truly gigantic man-made crevice garden.... built at the Bangsbo Botanic Garden , in Denmark, under the direction of the famous Czech master, Zdeněk Zvolánek, affectionately known as "ZZ".
Many of you will be familiar with ZZ's workshops on the subject of creating crevice gardens and may even have helped in such a construction.... the very luckiest of you may even HAVE a ZZ crevice garden on your property!!
Certainly he is the most well-known exponent of this type of garden construction, which does, of course, have a terrific history in Czech gardens. Peter Korn in Sweden is another "exporter" of the technique and you will have seen in these pages, the crevice garden of Scotland's own Cyril Lafong, built for Cyril by Ian Christie. This type of project  is of considerable interest to many gardeners, especially those wishing to make an alpine garden.
I will post these photos as a beginning, then later we will be able to learn more about the planning and methods of construction from the man, himself!

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« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 06:33:31 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 06:26:17 PM »
thanks for this thread, maggi! speaking of cyril's garden, i remember the photos posted of its construction; have there been updates since planting?

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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 06:34:37 PM »
There were minor updates in that thread, Cohan, showing a little of the planting: here :http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2719.60
 but there will not be more until the plants have a chance to establish..... ::)



 I think it will be great to have ZZ join us  because he would like to show more pictures and give more information about this hybrid between sand bed and crevice bed technique. 8)   Thanks to Rudi Weiss for successfully  encouraging ZZ to join us  ;D 8)
« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 07:05:48 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 06:52:43 PM »
at my advanced age and even more advanced stage of distraction, i wasnt really sure if enough time had passed for plants to be established--especially in the garden of eden you call scotland ;)

i noticed the sand in this project and was wondering about that..will be interesting to hear more..

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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!


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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 07:23:19 PM »
Cohan.... have you seen these topics?
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1385.msg35142#msg35142      8)

http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2607.0         8)


thanks, maggi--i had seen maybe part of the crevice thread--or maybe it was another of peter's postings..the wet sand i had not seen..
like paddy, my most available (free that is) stone is round field stone, so most of the area i am rebuilding will not be crevicey, but i need to look at a lot of different techniques and approaches over the winter to make the most of what i have, and to create some good mini habitats within... i will need to do more searching in the archives..

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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2009, 08:03:24 PM »
Question! I notice on the forum from time to time that people say that they missed a topic, how do they do that? I use firefox and just click on,"Show unread posts since last visit", or "Recent unread topics". If I want to find something a few posts back, I click " View the most recent posts to the forum." It also works on IE, so why do people miss posts. I never miss a post on any topic.
 I am not criticising anyone,just curious.

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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2009, 10:21:26 PM »
Superman Zvolanek ... but I think for these crevices fit like a glove Levisias of Michael.

Beautiful collection, Michael.
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2009, 11:17:52 PM »
Thanks for this lovely series Maggi. After moving that lot, I'm surprised anyone has the energy for dancing ring-a-rosies though. ;D
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009, 11:19:50 PM »
Has ZZ joined us Maggi? Where?

edit by maggi: soon, Lesley, soon!
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2009, 11:32:15 PM »
Question! I notice on the forum from time to time that people say that they missed a topic, how do they do that? I use firefox and just click on,"Show unread posts since last visit", or "Recent unread topics". If I want to find something a few posts back, I click " View the most recent posts to the forum." It also works on IE, so why do people miss posts. I never miss a post on any topic.
 I am not criticising anyone,just curious.

i have noticed similar comments from others that i think are different than my situation, but in my case, usually, i dont so much miss topics, as simply not have time to get to them! i have never used the 'show unread posts' option, since i assume it would show me hundreds of posts in threads i have never (yet!) read--eg--the numerous bulb threads and some of the other families/genera which are very active, and i have so far passed up in favour of a handful of threads/sections i regularly visit..
even in sections i do read, such as Travel, i may see some new threads/postings, but may not look at them until a day i have longer to sit..
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2009, 12:50:41 AM »
Maggi,

Absolutely brilliant!!!!!  :o :o  Looking forward to seeing it progress.

Michael,

I often take a while to catch up on topics, or else if I am away for a while from the forums I may not view everything (some I just don't get around to opening, and leave them to drift off to a back page etc) and then discover it again later on for some reason (which is when I exclaim that I had missed it until now).  Some people I think also rely on the email notification of new postings to certain topics, and only view the topics they are notified of.  A good way to miss a lot of topics I think.  ::)
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2009, 01:47:44 AM »
The opening of my show was very tragicomical: I wrote long witty letter to the community of the kind readers and because it is my first touch with a Forum I lost all my writing. I promise to do my best but I must first learn how to operate with this modern machine for shaking ideas. I hope that I will enjoy my fresh membership hoping that you will give me a soft treatment in your comments. Stone Driver is honorable title which I obtained from Danes but now I feel as Blind Drivers.
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 02:21:04 AM »
If you're not so used to computers, the forums (or the computer itself for that matter) can be a bit daunting!!  Welcome, and thanks for joining us.  8)
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Re: Denmark's giant crevice garden... how it was made....
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 03:19:18 AM »
The opening of my show was very tragicomical: I wrote long witty letter to the community of the kind readers and because it is my first touch with a Forum I lost all my writing. I promise to do my best but I must first learn how to operate with this modern machine for shaking ideas. I hope that I will enjoy my fresh membership hoping that you will give me a soft treatment in your comments. Stone Driver is honorable title which I obtained from Danes but now I feel as Blind Drivers.

even being on forums for years (not so long on this one), i still sometimes manage to lose the longest messages i write! technology may not be against us, but neither is it actively on our side ;)
that being said, this is a very good forum, both for its quite easy technical use (including easy addition of photos to messages) and its supportive and informative members
welcome, and i look forward to learning a lot from your postings :)

 

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