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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #285 on: August 15, 2018, 01:03:53 PM »
News on Twitter from the RBGE  Plant Records Team....

"The new RBGE website is now up and running (and looking good) at http://www.rbge.org.uk  now much more picture heavy but still with access to collection data. at bottom of - https://www.rbge.org.uk/collections/ Come and have a look."

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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #286 on: June 28, 2019, 02:41:32 PM »
Alex O'Sullivan  was the first placement winner as  AGS/RBGE Alpine trainee and  he  has  recently  completed  his internship, having  been a  great success  and  having  enjoyed the  experience  very  much. Alex said "  I'm sad to leave The Botanics but I am taking away a wealth of experience and knowledge, met some fabulous people and plants. All I can say is thanks for the opportunity."
 Alex took part  in some  SRGC Shows  during  his year at  Edinburgh too, and is wished  all the  very  rest  in all his  future endeavours.
 David  Knott of  RBGE wrote  " Sad farewell to Alex our @TheBotanics @Alpinegardensoc Alpine Apprentice after a year of learning practical skills training and fieldwork. Good luck and best wishes for the future #alpineplants #horticulturecareers @GrowCareers"

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Alex with  Elspeth Haston



The  second  AGS trainee placement at  RBGE  has  been awarded to Sally  Cram.



Sally has been volunteering at Branklyn Garden in Perth, Scotland, where her love of alpines and woodland plants has developed, along with her practical skills.

We  hope  Sally  gains as  much from her time at  RBGE  as  Alex seems to have  done!
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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #287 on: December 26, 2019, 05:14:44 PM »
A dull Boxing Day so good to see some colour  in the RBGE traditional  alpine house. Nerine flexuosa alba then  a form of Narcissus cantabricus. Some small Cyclame cyprium then Crocus niveus
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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #288 on: December 26, 2019, 05:30:43 PM »
Crocus Fontenayi then snowdrops: a form of G elwesii, , G reginae olgae, G rizehensis
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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #289 on: January 30, 2020, 09:39:07 PM »
another visit with more bulbs in flower. Two Cyclamen coum and a C trochopteranthum
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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #290 on: January 30, 2020, 09:42:18 PM »
several crocus and Colchicum kesselringii

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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #291 on: January 30, 2020, 09:44:58 PM »
Five snowdrops Brig. Mathias, Baby Arnott, nivalis white form, pl. Diggory, Sandersii

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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #292 on: January 30, 2020, 09:48:07 PM »
Galanthus Scone hybrid and G woronowii then two different  Gymnospermiums, albertii and smirnovii.
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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #293 on: January 30, 2020, 09:52:11 PM »
Iris Nicolai , I Darkness then  Narcissus bulbocodium paucinervis finally N cantabricus with N romieuxii mesatlanticus


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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #294 on: February 01, 2020, 06:40:35 PM »
Wish my Alpine house could look remotely like that  :'( :'(Thanks for the pictures Stan.

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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #295 on: February 01, 2020, 06:46:43 PM »
Wish my Alpine house could look remotely like that 
Angie :)
I don't know - the plants look fantastic but I was aghast at the cages - have they had lots of plants stolen?
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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #296 on: February 01, 2020, 06:47:38 PM »
I don't know - the plants look fantastic but I was aghast at the cages - have they had lots of plants stolen?
Not  since they had the  cages!!   Thy've  been there  for many  years now.
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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #297 on: February 12, 2020, 01:50:50 PM »
Wish my Alpine house could look remotely like that 

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Remember  it's a  display house and pots of bulbs move between it and larger growing facilities  not open to the public

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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #298 on: February 15, 2020, 04:25:24 PM »
Remember  it's a  display house and pots of bulbs move between it and larger growing facilities  not open to the public

Thatís true but boy it looks good . Shame that they have had to put the wire there. I thought at first it was to keep animals away.

Angie  :)
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Re: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - alpine house and news
« Reply #299 on: February 16, 2020, 09:13:26 AM »
.... Shame that they have had to put the wire there. I thought at first it was to keep animals away.

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It is - light-fingered b*****ds  >:(
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