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A day out at Wisley
« on: September 19, 2010, 08:29:57 AM »
(Wasn't sure where to put this Maggi so please move or merge as you think best  :))

Yesterday I spent a most enjoyable 6 hours wandering round RHS Wisley with my jungle plant club.  We were rather disappointed that two thirds of the big glass house were closed for 'essential maintenance' as that was out main reason for going  >:( - but it did give me more time to drag everyone round the alpine house and woodland area.   ;)

A few pictures from yesterday.

1 - right side of alpine house
2 - left side of alpine house
3 - Mouser
4 - Cyclamen mirabile
5 - Cyclamen intaminatum
6 - Colchicum 'The Giant'  (the colchicums were looking stunning everwhere you looked  8))
7 - Vivid vivid red on Bessera elegans
8 - and carpets of Cyclamen hederifolium everywhere too  8)
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 08:40:18 AM »
And then a few snaps I took in the woodland area.

1 - I loved the foliage on this Daphne odora 'Mae-jima'
2 - Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'
3 - Earth Star
4 - Actaea pachypoda
5 - There was a sculpture display on this weekend and I thought Maggi would like this bronze.
6 & 7 - a couple of Large Cyclamen hederidolium corms (with the corms above ground)
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 09:47:17 AM »
Thanks John; lovely stuff here. 
It's great to see the quality and extent of the cyclamen while they're at their peak. 
Are earthstars a regular sight in SE England?
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 09:56:54 AM »
Are earthstars a regular sight in SE England?

I don't think they are common Ashley.  I know of them at Wisley and in Saville gardens - sure there must be other places but not often seen I think.
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2010, 09:58:06 AM »
John lovely pictures,I think that actea is a wonderful plant and wish it was seen more often
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 11:53:41 AM »
Thanks for taking us on your day out John !
We can never see enough of Wisley !   :D :D
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 01:26:43 PM »
Super images John, many thanks.
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 02:13:05 PM »
stunning pics John,does the earth star have an odour?it reminds me of Rafflesia. Is it parasitic?sorry about so many question but plants like this just grab my attention.
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2010, 04:04:37 PM »
....and a day later....
Herbaceous Borders
Battleston Hill
Dahlia trials
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 04:08:24 PM »
Cyclamen
C. colchicum
C. intaminatum
(we both spotted them)
« Last Edit: September 19, 2010, 04:10:44 PM by Giles »

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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2010, 04:10:20 PM »
Biarum marmarisense
Gentiana paradoxa
Dicentra peregrina

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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2010, 04:15:05 PM »
Empodium plicatum
Strumaria gemmata

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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2010, 04:19:20 PM »
Giles  ;D  I recognise some of the plants in your pictures.   ;)  ;D
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2010, 04:46:28 PM »
thank you both John and Giles for a lovely trip around Wisley. Must go while the weather is still friendly. Your posts are such good reminders and motivators. :) :) :)
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Re: A day out at Wisley
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2010, 06:28:47 PM »

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 ;D ;D ;D

Nice pics both.
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