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The Blogspot of Kenton J. Seth
« on: May 22, 2013, 12:44:31 PM »
I commend to you the blog of the young American plantsman, Kenton J. Seth.
He calls it  " I need a cup of tea  "  :)
Kenton is deeply interested in native plants but also in plant hunting around the world.
See his musings here :
http://kentonjseth.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: The Blogspot of Kenton J. Seth
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 06:49:01 PM »
We are delighted that Kenton Seth will be the speaker at the SRGC Summer Meeting in Dunblane this year - see the events/show dates pages  for more details - such as here


 Full summer event details HERE

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Re: The Blogspot of Kenton J. Seth
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2021, 04:40:14 PM »
Just a wee reminder that the excellent  writing and comments of Kenton J. Seth  continue  in his Blog .... don't  miss  it!

 The book on Crevice Garden making by Kenton and Paul Spriggs will be  arriving  soon I hope - maybe next  year - but  SOOOO worth the  wait!!
 
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Re: The Blogspot of Kenton J. Seth
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2021, 09:21:39 PM »
Does anybody else find that plants quite often die in dry weather when planted in crevice type situations? Those slabs mean that the roots can have quite a way to get down to find water.

How do others deal with this? I mean we have an average rainfall of about 1500mm, so god knows what it's like in a dry climate!

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Re: The Blogspot of Kenton J. Seth
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2022, 11:11:13 PM »
I have been on NARG conferences and US trips a few times, some with Kenton Seth. "Crevice gardens" seem to vary somewhat in N America. In Montreal for example there is a very large CG of the type seen at Wisley. I.e lots of thin rock slices packed closely together. (the toast rack principal) The plants have to work hard to get down to the water, and there is very much more rock than plants. In other gardens it was difficult for me to see that a garden was a crevice garden as the displays looked at first glance like the old "plum pudding" type but with many more rocks. I guess it depends on if thin slices are available locally when you build it; the crevice being the important thing. How easy it is for plants to get at the moisture will depend mostly on how often it rains, (naturally of otherwise) but the construction type will also play a part.
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