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Title: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on August 06, 2019, 11:33:06 AM
What's On at Inverewe❓

The Inverewe Rock garden project

Planting has always focused on the NZ flora and we have a large selection of such suitable plants ready to be planted into the new landscape that will be created.

In addition to the construction work on the rock garden we have arranged two talks:

Inverewe Garden Café
7pm Friday 6th Sep - Rock Gardening in Troughs and Containers – Ian Young
7pm Saturday 7th Sep - Crevice Gardens - Paul Spriggs

👨‍🌾 Subject to the weather a demonstration of landscaping in troughs and containers will take place near the rock garden at 2pm on Friday 6th and again on Saturday 7th September.


Inverewe is working with the Scottish Rock Garden Club to offer a joint programme of talks and workshops looking at many aspects of rock gardening with leading experts Ian Young, Julia Corden and Matt Topsfield.

Wednesday 4–Monday 9 September

*This event is included in the garden admission price (free for members).

Not only talks but the chance to see  Canadian, Paul Spriggs and  Czech, Zdenek Zvolanek - two modern crevice garden experts @NTSInvereweGardens this September!!

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 04, 2019, 06:39:44 PM
SRGC folks gathering  at Inverewe .... Zdenek Zvolznek and his  partner,  Zdena  Kosourova came  via  Inverness  with  Ian Young, Paul Spriggs  from Pitlochry with  President  Julia. (Paul was  speaking yesterday to the  Perthshire  SRGC  Group)

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Paul and  ZZ
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Luc Gilgemyn on September 05, 2019, 11:47:04 AM
Wow !! What a team !!
Looking forward to see the results of this international effort !
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 05, 2019, 12:38:23 PM
Design work on the  Inverewe  crevice  garden explained .... 

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 06, 2019, 05:15:13 PM
Some  photos of Inverewe from Zdena,  partner  of  ZZ ......

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 06, 2019, 05:17:06 PM
The weather  is a  little  damp....

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 06, 2019, 05:19:35 PM
Wet weather aside -  Zdena captures the  work  going  on .....

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 06, 2019, 05:21:39 PM
more  from Zdena ......

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 06, 2019, 05:24:44 PM
 Now  some  from President  Julia ....

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 06, 2019, 05:27:03 PM
Again from Julia ..

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ZZ, Paul and  Zdena wonder  why  Ian is  lurking  in the  foliage!

 This young  Sea Eagle  was spotted yesterday and the  photo posted by the  Inverewe team

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 06, 2019, 08:22:17 PM
Zdena has been busy  in the  kitchen - feeding the  hungry  workers !  Aided  by fresh  vegetables  from Inverewe.

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Today's lunch

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The  kitchen - very  smart it  is, too!

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Zdena has a  glass  of  wine  while  contemplating  the  recipe  for soup tomorrow!!

Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 07, 2019, 08:01:56 PM
more  from the  rock garden  project  at  Inverewe with SRGC .....

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 07, 2019, 08:05:49 PM
another  mix  of  photos  from  Zdena and  Julia

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 07, 2019, 08:09:17 PM
Beginning with  IanYoung's  container  workshop on Friday - landscaping and  planting a  trough or  pot  for  effect ...
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On Saturday Paul Spriggs  gave the  demo -
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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 07, 2019, 08:12:03 PM
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Canadian Paul Spriggs and  Czech ZZ- Zdenek Zvolanek - our  esteemed experts. 

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View  from Julia's window this  evening.
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: ruweiss on September 07, 2019, 08:30:58 PM
Looks, that the crevice garden building experts have a nice time at Inverewe.
The wet weather is not too good for their job, but Zdenas cooking will surely
help to support their good work.
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 07, 2019, 08:39:56 PM
I'm told they had  beautiful weather all day today! Zdena's  cooking  is  much appreciated!
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Leucogenes on September 07, 2019, 09:21:48 PM
Really dreamlike scenery for such a great project.

My eyes aren't the best anymore...but I think I recognize some NZ...right? A list of the used young plants would interest me burning.
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 08, 2019, 12:52:52 PM
I've  asked  about  a  plant  list, Thomas.

The  National Trust  for  Scotland  has  posted  photos  of the  project, too.
" Inverewe Garden & Estate
4 hrs

The construction of Inverewe’s stunning new Rock Garden is very nearly completed thanks to the amazing talents of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, the Inverewe Gardeners and our volunteers.

Travelling from all over the globe 🌏 bringing their expertise to this very special NTS garden in the NW Highlands, we will soon have the most amazing new addition to our visitor experience.

Today the work will be finished and we can show you the results. Here are pix of the team in action over the last few days.

A sincere Thankyou to you all from all those who will be enjoying your work for years to come.....! 👍👍👍"

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 08, 2019, 12:56:04 PM
Good to  know  that the  workshops  and talks  by  Ian Young  and  Paul Spriggs  have  gone  down as well as the  rock garden construction and  other  events with ZZ and  Julia.  Thanks too to  Sarah for  driving  down from Ardfearn Nursery with  plants  for the  project.

 More  photos  from the  NTS  ....

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There will be  some  tired  but  happy  folks  when the  work is  over  today!
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 08, 2019, 01:26:41 PM
Links to  a  couple  of  videos on Facebook  from Inverewe - the  first  from the  NTS  - of  Paul Spriggs' demo and the  second  from Julia  of the  team relaxing!

https://www.facebook.com/InvereweGarden/videos/517628312133157/?t=24 (https://www.facebook.com/InvereweGarden/videos/517628312133157/?t=24)

https://www.facebook.com/julia.corden/videos/10157529908272453/?t=10 (https://www.facebook.com/julia.corden/videos/10157529908272453/?t=10)

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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 08, 2019, 04:22:31 PM
Really dreamlike scenery for such a great project.

My eyes aren't the best anymore...but I think I recognize some NZ...right? A list of the used young plants would interest me burning.
    Julia will provide later  a  fuller list  of  plants  used, from  various sources, for the  Inverewe project - however,  I have  this  list  of those  plants  delivered there by  Sarah from Ardfearn - and you will see there  are  many  NZ plants  included.....

Ardfearn Nursery  www.ardfearn-nursery.co.uk (http://www.ardfearn-nursery.co.uk) -  Plants supplied to Inverewe for SRGC, Sept 2019

Acaena microphylla 
Acaena inermis purpurea
Celmisia argentea
Celmisia ramulosa
Celmisia sp.
Celmisia sp.
Celmisia sp.
Coprosma prostrata petrei
Coprosma prostrata purpurascens
Craspedia hispida
Gentiana saxosa
Hebe cheesmanii
Hebe haastii
Hebe ramossisima
Helichrysum coraloides
Helichrysum intermedia
Leptinella albida
Leucogenes grandiceps
Ourisia caespitosa
Ourisia ‘Snowflake’
Mysotosis pulvinaris
Pimelea coarcta
Pimelea traversii
Podocarpus nivalis
Pygmaea pulvinaris
Raoulia australis
Raoulia haastii
Raoulia lutescens
Raoulia x leucogenes
Scleranthus uniflorus
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Leucogenes on September 08, 2019, 07:43:41 PM
An impressive list...I'll take the opportunity at some point to take a look at this project...I hope.  ;D
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 10, 2019, 05:05:08 PM
Before  leaving  Inverewe yesterday, Paul had  a  final talk-through of the  rock garden with  some  of the  Staff .....

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Paul at  applecross - not the  best weather  for  botanising, but  mountain men don't worry  about that .....

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of  course, all this  makes a  person hungry!
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Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: shelagh on September 11, 2019, 10:04:42 AM
Glad to see they've got the Youngsters  :D on the job.
Title: Re: International crevice garden experts at Inverewe Gardens - September 2019
Post by: Maggi Young on September 18, 2019, 07:54:47 PM
Sandy  Leven has written a report  on his  visit   during the  project at  Inverewe .....
 http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/Inverewe2019.pdf (http://files.srgc.net/Showreports/Inverewe2019.pdf)


Sandy mentions  Ian Young's  two Bulb Logs  on the  project, too .... they are  logs  37  and  38 of  2019 and  can be  found here: 
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Sep111568200877BULB_LOG_3719.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Sep111568200877BULB_LOG_3719.pdf)
 and  here:
http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Sep181568803345BULB_LOG_3819.pdf (http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/logdir/2019Sep181568803345BULB_LOG_3819.pdf)

 All Ian's  Bulb Logs  and  Sandy's  reports  can of  course be  found  in the  main SRGC site - www.srgc.net (http://www.srgc.net)   
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