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Log 18. 20 October 2010
« on: October 20, 2010, 08:46:18 PM »
Exciting times Paul. What type of stone are you using please?
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Re: Log 18. 20 October 2010
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 11:13:20 PM »
I was about to ask the same thing, David.... it looks to be pretty smart stuff.... good colour to it.
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Re: Log 18. 20 October 2010
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 03:48:42 PM »
OOoops.. I was going to mention this but somehow it got left out. The rock is sandstone from the Forest of Dean. It is from the same quarry that Pershore used for their crevice garden - having worked with Pershore they were familiar with the kind of thing we wanted. I'll say more about it in my next log

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Re: Log 18. 20 October 2010
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 07:12:28 PM »
Thanks Paul.
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Re: Log 18. 20 October 2010
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 07:17:41 PM »
makes me want to take apart one of my raised beds to make a new rockery/crevice
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Re: Log 18. 20 October 2010
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 04:22:34 AM »
Hi Paul,
we'll  be at Wisley for the pre-conference tour next April! I'll be looking forward to checking out the new Crevice Garden (and loads more - we're actually getting there the day before the tour so we can have a good look 'round) - hopefully we'll be able to see you then.
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Re: Log 18. 20 October 2010
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 05:49:31 PM »
Hi Fermi,
I will be at Wisley on the 10 April when both the tours converge at Wisley, and I will take you all on a tour behind the scenes as well as in the Alpine House etc. I'm looking forward to seeing you all then

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Re: Log 18. 20 October 2010
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 06:26:41 PM »
It is so exciting that Wisley is to join the list of important gardens to have a crevice project worked on by Zdenek Zvolanek.

Quite apart from the great planting area which will be provided to give a lot of plants a perfect home, there will be the prospect of this new garden area to be enjoyed by the myriad of Wisley visitors, not only next year at Conference time (for we must not be selfish!!), but for many years to come!

Last, and by no means least, there is the fantastic opportunity for Staff and Students to work alongside ZZ in the creation of this project...... talk about a win-win situation!

It will be tremendously interesting to see both the progress and the finished garden for all of those many thousands of people reading Paul's Wisley Blog and surely a great boon to Wisley to have so much publicity for the project.

 All we need now is to hope for good weather during the construction, for the sake of the workers..... ;D
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Re: Log 18. 20 October 2010
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 12:06:39 PM »
WoW! This is going to look fabulous Paul! I can't wait to see how you get on  ;D
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