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Saxifraga 2017
« on: January 04, 2017, 01:26:09 PM »
Tim Roberts says this site is  a great site for images of saxifraga in Italy......
http://www.actaplantarum.org/acta/galleria.php?lista=0&mode=2&alfa=S&cat=24&cid=68&last=0#p2


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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 10:08:23 PM »
Shocking and sad news from the world of Saxifrages. David Walkey, a well-known and greatly respected  grower and hybridiser of the genus, based in the village of Tysoe  in Warwickshire, after which his hybrids are  named, passed away on the 12th January.
18 new hybrids  made and named by  David have been  described  by Adrian Young and will be published in the next issue of IRG ( International Rock Gardener  e-magazine) which will go online  at the end of the month.
Many of David's hybrids are being grown and exhibited to considerable success  by the likes of David Hoare at AGS shows.

Our  condolences to the family and loved ones of David Walkey

Thanks to Adrian Young for this photo of David .

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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 05:55:03 PM »
News from the Saxifraga Society : Following the sad death of our friend David Walkey a funeral will be held on 6th February at 1.03pm at St Marys Church  Tysoe and after wards at the Village Hall.
 There are to be no flowers but a donation for a Chemotherapy chair at Stratford upon Avon Hospital are welcome.
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 08:55:15 PM »
Some time ago there was a question on Facebook about Saxifrages that do well in the garden without protection. I promised a list of those that do well for me here in the Western Isles. I thought folk here would be interested to see it too.

These are all grown in various large pots and troughs in a very well drained potting mix and have no protection other than being sited up against a house wall. Planting them above the rim of the container also helps with drainage.
These are all plants that I have had for some time and grow well for me in the Outer Hebrides (cool, wet summers, mild wet winters, excellent air movement).
Those marked with an * are those that do especially well.
I have others that I don't list here because 1) I've not had them long enough to be proven in my garden or 2) they are slow, but are looking healthy enough and otherwise growing fine.
There are less than a handful of cultivars that I have lost in the 4+ years I've lived here, mainly x elisabethae crosses for some reason.

Cio Cio San (loose habit, but gorgeous flowers)
Bohemia
Beatrix Stanley
Cumulus * (vigorous)
Zlata Praha
Red Poll * (vigorous)
Tvuj Pisen * (a favourite)
Allendale Desire
Kathleen *
Penelope * (vigorous)
Laka
Tvoje Vira *
Athena
Edgar Irmscher
Edith
Allendale Charm * (particularly vigorous, but not the prettiest)
Coolock Gem * (reliably repeat flowering)
Claude Monet *
Jan Neruda *
Also:
S. oppositifolia cvs.
S. lilacina
S. lolaensis
S. paniculata cvs. incl. Pic de Gleize, Lagraveana & Lutea * (all good, tough garden plants)
S. cochlearis cvs.
S. crustata Slovene Silver

Photo: Tvuj Pisen in spring 2016
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 12:02:40 PM »
A few already flowering in the Alpine house - too early for me and the shows!

Allendale Elf
Coolock Kate
Joy Bishop
Sissi

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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 12:10:56 PM »
And some more
Tysoe Splendour
Albert Einstein
Judith Shackleton

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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2017, 12:20:18 PM »
"Every cloud" though, Sue - the show benches' loss is our gain as you have time to photograph these little gems to share with us now!
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 01:20:58 PM »
Very nice indeed.
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2017, 11:27:46 AM »
Saxifraga 'Allendale Comet'
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 12:37:44 AM »
My tufa pan, baptised Luckerhorn by a friend  8) has lots of Saxifrages on the shady side.  They're coming to life despite the heavy rain of the last few days.

Saxifraga burseriana major is doing exceptionally very this year in the rock garden.

Saxifraga 'Verona' with its huge flowers.

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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2017, 09:27:25 AM »
Very nice Luc and Chris.
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2017, 02:17:20 PM »
Saxifaga in tufa-can't remember which one

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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 01:11:32 PM »
S. 'Cranbourne'
s. 'Excellent'
S. 'Karel Capek'
S. x poluniniana

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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 10:17:27 PM »
Saxifraga cinerea
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2017, 07:59:15 PM »
Saxifaga in tufa-can't remember which one

'Gregor Mendel' perhaps? Lovely garden sax, I have loads of it.

 


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