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« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2010, 08:21:01 PM »
No young ring-necks at this time of year but adults will be in the mood for laying now. The bird at the feeder could be male or female because young males take 2-3 years to get the ring. The best pet I ever had was a silly tame hand reared male
 

 Wisley Log http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Apr011270112980Log_7_of_2010.pdf
 Primula allionii males and females are perfectly presented in the fresh April log. Congratulation to England for the elegance and top quality pictures.
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« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2010, 11:24:07 PM »
A very nice illustrated lesson in the cultivation of one group of popular plants. I wish we had the opportunity here in the far south, to put it into practice. :'(
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« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2010, 11:58:27 AM »
Super new Wisley Log just loaded to the website, Folks:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Jun251277462979Log_12_of_2010.pdf
thanks, Paul!
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« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2010, 01:22:25 PM »
In case you have not noticed the new notice on this section of the forum, may I draw your attention to http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=5672.0

Notice from Paul Cumbleton about a very special opportunity:

"Each year at Wisley we offer a funded 1 year study course for a student wishing to specialise in Alpines. For the course starting this September we still have a vacancy and need to find someone as soon as possible. It's a great opportunity for someone - if you think you may be interested full details can be found at:

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Courses/Horticultural-training/Courses-at-RHS-Garden-Wisley/Specialist-Option-Certificate-in-Rock-and-Alpine-G

You will need certain previous qualifications and experience, but this and all other details can be found at the link above. The given closing date for entries of Jan 31st this year can be ignored, but we do need applications urgently now. If you think you know anyone who may be interested but who does not read this forum, please do let them know of this opportunity.

Thanks very much for your time in reading this."

Paul Cumbleton
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 This position now filled; Paul say he is "pleased to report that we have found a suitable candidate who has accepted the place. This means the opportunity is now closed. But this opportunity is repeated every year, so if anyone isinterested in the position for 2011 to 2012, commencing September 2011, do contact us."
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« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2010, 01:28:01 PM »
What a wonderful opportunity!  I wonder if I could abandon my family for a year???
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« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2010, 05:50:56 PM »
Dunno, Gail..... how big a freezer have you got ?..... it would mean a lot of pre-cooking......... ::)

It is a wonderful chance to be able to apply for this placement...... I do urge anyone who knows someone who might be interested to spread the word of this opportunity.
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« Reply #66 on: June 27, 2010, 06:49:04 AM »
An excellent solution to solve the Sunny problem. ;D Aciphyllas could be employed too, but the cacti look wonderful. 8) And oh those gorgeous Calochortus!
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« Reply #67 on: September 02, 2010, 08:48:39 AM »
2nd September 2010 - Wisley Log 16 of 2010

An artistic slant to the latest Wisley Log, as the Surrey Sculpture Society are again exhibiting some of their creations around the garden and Paul shares his favourites with us  8)
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« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2010, 11:02:04 AM »
A new Wisley log is online today, with photos of the area where the new crevice  garden is planned. Plus some bright South African Bulbs to cheer our  day :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Sep161284630599Log_17_of_2010.pdf
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« Reply #69 on: September 16, 2010, 05:36:48 PM »
Love that Brunsvigia bosmaniae if I had that flowering in my greenhouse I would have to move in myself.
I wonder how long the flower would last.
Really nice log again thanks for sharing these lovely plants with us.

Angie :) 
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« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2010, 02:31:44 AM »

This process apparently is known and used in South Africa and used to treat Leucospermums (pincushions), Leucadendrons, Ericas, Strelitzias, Helichrysums (everlastings), restios (Cape grasses), Lobelias, grasses, sedges, mesembs (vygies), Geleznowia, Hibbertia, Stirlingia, Verticordia, Actinostrobus, Pimelea, Lechenaultia Anigozanthus and many other species. (this information extracted from website)
It looks like a small industry has been started supplying materials for the process.

Information sources below:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/949419/ A forum popular in the States

http://finebushpeople.co.za/smoke_primer.html "Smoke Primer in Protea Seed Germination
How Smoke Primer disks increase fynbos and protea seed germination rates."

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« Reply #71 on: September 26, 2010, 10:13:29 PM »
Lucky Sunny to have such and elegant and interesting boudoir. ;D
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« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2010, 07:19:20 AM »
A note on log 15 re cleaning of ponds
Blanket weed can be kept down by introducing the snail Lymnaea stagnalis If they get in early enough, there will be zero blanket weed - at least in my ponds.
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« Reply #73 on: November 10, 2010, 06:26:35 PM »
A new Wisley log is online, with photos of the area where the new crevice  garden is planned.
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2010Sep161284630599Log_17_of_2010.pdf


 Well, just as we were counting down the days to Paul updating us with his next Wisley Log to tell us how the Crevice Garden project is getting along, the Forum has a sneak-peak at it!! Giles has been to Wisley and shows a great photo of how far along the work is .... ZZ  has obviously been working at full tilt  with the Wisley Workers and just  look at how much is done already.......
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6223.new#new

We could see from Paul's photos in the Log of the preprared area that this was going to be a pretty impressive crevice garden.... and the huge bags of stone were substantial..... but to see this much progress in around a week.... it's tremendous! This will surely be of huge interest to visitors. 
I must admit (I'll say this quietly!!) that not all crevice gardens are completely to my taste..... but this one looks to be a cracker!
 Fantastic work by ZZ and the Wisley Workers  and thanks to Giles for bringing us the photo!

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« Reply #74 on: December 21, 2010, 12:25:08 PM »
New Wisley Log from Paul is now online..... some sumptuous colours to cheer those of us struggling with winter weather!  8) 8)
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