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Lesley Cox

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Re: March 2007
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2007, 02:35:08 AM »
There was a great potential series too, called `A Journey Through Kew Gardens.' Apparently it was to follow something similar about the V and A museum or somewhere like that, maybe the British Museum. There were supposed to be 4 parts I think and they never would have been seen here unfortunately but I understand that Kew itself pulled the plug after the first episode, which was about the alpine house and its then manager Tony Hall, because Tony, being true to himself was too inclined to say loud and clear, all the things he thought wrong with Kew - and there were plenty of them.
He sent me a copy of it though and I treasure it for the extremely anarchic sentiments therein recorded.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2007, 09:09:04 AM »
Hi All

yesterday morning woke up and decided to visit Wisley to try out our new 80 digital camera.  Below are some pictures:

Me and Lithodora Zahnii
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Left Side of Wisley Alpine House
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Right Side of Wisley Alpine House
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Group of plants 1
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Group of plants 2
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Group of plants 3
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2007, 09:16:03 AM »
A few more (sorry about the sizes - I did resize them but seem to have got my maths a bit wrong - hence the scrollbars)

Crocus Ard Schenk
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Dionysia Monika
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Asarum Maximum
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Asarum Hirsutisepalum
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Iris Cantab
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New Glasshouse (due to open June 2007)
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2007, 10:08:58 AM »
Thanks for the great pictures from Wisley, even an 80 digital camera is capable of excellent results in the right hands.
It is good to be able to see what is on display at Wisley, I hope we can see more from Wisley and the South as the season progresses.
Well done also to the Wisley squad, who I know log in, for the superb display, I just wish I could come down again now to see your bulb house in all its glory.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2007, 10:14:58 AM »
John, nice pictures, I hope to get to Wisley in the next few weeks.


Lesley, who is Cilla Battersby please??
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2007, 12:11:58 PM »
Only just realised this thread was going. I too want to go to Wisley, Kew ...

'Hands on Nature' has just started another re-run. 'Trees that made Britain' was great.

John I see you have hair! Without being rude are you a Rude Boy?
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2007, 12:16:47 PM »
Glad you like the pictures (Mark - your rude boy comment has made me chuckle - and reminded me I need a hair cut).  We are meant to be going to Kew the week after next so I shall try and take some pictures for you.

I am enjoying this new camera so much that we have just popped up the local woods to take some more pictures.  There are some shots of daffs (I don't know much about daffs but these three caught my eye).  Also a rather nice fungus.

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John

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Re: March 2007
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2007, 12:21:09 PM »
so you're a skin 'ead? Had a hair cut again on Thursday and was very tempted to get a no. 2 all over

I dont like split coronas but that one is lovely. The Galanthus 'boys' are now collection wild daffs.
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2007, 12:28:28 PM »
Went looking for snowies but most were well past their best - the daffs were just coming into their own.  We intend to go there again in a couple of weeks time to see them in their full glory.  I would guess 95% of the daffs in Cobham Woods have split coronas - but that one particular star shaped flower was the best of the bunch - I wonder if I can find it again next year?

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Re: March 2007
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2007, 12:47:24 PM »
if you dig it, yes
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2007, 04:45:15 PM »
John,
Thanks for the great pictures from Wisley; I have also a great reminder of Wisley Gardens .
Alpine House 1967
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2007, 04:56:51 PM »
thanks for the historical pictures Franz - Wisley doesn't seem to have changed that much since the year I was born!.....

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Re: March 2007
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2007, 06:09:59 PM »
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Me and Lithodora Zahnii
John, I don't mean to be harsh, and perhaps this isn't really the place for such personal comments, but I have to say, while there may be some people who suit a bright blue afro, I don't believe it does anything for you!
This new camera is proving very good at its job, isn't it? Lots of good shots. Thanks to you, and to Franz, for the Wisley shots for those of us who "don't get out much" !
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2007, 07:31:26 PM »
Great pictures John !  It's always a treat to see something from Wisley - too bad somebody jumped in front of that lovely L. zahnii when you took the picture... ;D

Some colour beginning to show outside in my private little Wisley over here in Belgium... ;D  We even had no rain today !!! :o
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Re: March 2007
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2007, 07:33:38 PM »
Forgot this one :

Tulipa pulchella violacea pushing through ! Again outside.

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