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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2012, 04:41:10 PM »
Many thanks Paul.

You have contributed to my knowledge and passion for the geophytes around us.
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2012, 04:43:37 PM »
Do you mean horticulturally or socially Gerry ;)
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2012, 04:46:06 PM »
Actually both.
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2012, 05:09:45 PM »
Do you mean horticulturally or socially Gerry ;)
I mean horticulturally 'populist'. I was tempted to refer to  'dumbing down', very fashionable in Britain these days.
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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2012, 06:26:34 PM »
Agreed, and not only in Britain.
Unfortunately horticulture and related organisations are still tainted with snobbery here and perhaps in other post-colonial countries (hence 'elitist'). 
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2012, 06:34:41 PM »
Agreed Ashley. Unfortunately it seems to me that in certain circles it is encouraged. :(

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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2012, 06:36:13 PM »
I couldn't agree more Ashley.

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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2012, 06:38:00 PM »
Many thanks Paul.

You have contributed to my knowledge and passion for the geophytes around us.


.... and heartily seconded. Grateful thanks Paul.
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2012, 06:41:02 PM »
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Unfortunately it seems to me that in certain circles it is encouraged.

Unfortunately I am a reluctant member of one such club, have no choice as there is no alternative.

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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2012, 06:51:32 PM »
I don't normally read the Daily Telegraph but I just found this on the 'crisis' at the RHS:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/6175529/Crisis-at-the-Royal-Horticultural-Society.html
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2012, 06:57:35 PM »
I don't normally read the Daily Telegraph but I just found this on the 'crisis' at the RHS:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/6175529/Crisis-at-the-Royal-Horticultural-Society.html


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« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2012, 06:58:24 PM »
Thanks Gerry. Says everything to me!

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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2012, 07:46:34 PM »
I don't normally read the Daily Telegraph ..........

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/6175529/Crisis-at-the-Royal-Horticultural-Society.html


Glad to hear that Gerry ;D  The article is from 2009 (fairly current for The Telegraph I would have thought!) but I suppose it's still relevant.
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2012, 08:44:53 PM »
I'm obviously getting senile, didn't take in the date. Apologies to all!
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Re: Wisley Alpine Log- finale
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2012, 08:47:24 PM »
Nothing can go on for ever and today, after four years, the final Wisley Log was posted.
We will all miss this regular view of what is happening in the Alpine Department and Rock garden at Wisley. Let us celebrate the wonderful skills Paul has as a communicator and thank the RHS for facilitating the four years of logs. 
Both the SRGC and RHS are charities and share a common purpose to promote gardening. We have co-operated together in a number of ways over many years and  I hope that we will continue to find other ways in which we can  further our mutual interests spreading knowledge and pleasure about horticulture and plants to as wide a community as possible.
For now we can continue to dip into and re-read the four years of Paul’s Wisley log which will remain on the SRGC website.
We also hope to be able to flag up any posts on the RHS website, or other media, that refer to the Rock Garden and Alpine departments like the one on Hepatica
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/Plant-features/Hepaticas-at-RHS-Garden-Wisley
I know just how much time and work goes into producing a regular log such as this and we cannot expect anyone to do it for ever so thank you to Paul Cumbleton and the RHS for sharing this log with both the SRGC and AGS for the last four years. It has been a wonderful insight to the Rock Garden and Alpine Department at Wisley and has made many more people around the world aware of the excellent work that goes on in Wisley.
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