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Alpine Garden Society Online Show, 2011

Class 2: view of a woodland bed in a garden setting, brief description to be included

Entries: 3
Entry by Paul Ranson

Humus bed for ericaceous/woodland plants
Bed is approximately 12' x 3' comprising a mix of fine bark, acid loam and grit with sulphur chips to maintain acidity. Structure is built around peat blocks which are unfortunately regularly damaged by blackbirds. Plants in flower include Rhododendrons 'Shamrock' and 'Ginny Gee'; Jeffersonia dubia alba; Erythronium hendersonii; Phyllodoce empetriformis. Trunk seen to right is an Ilex.

Entry by Hilary Luker

A damp woodland area surrounding a rock outcrop
The bed at the base of the rock is almost always wet.Asiatic primulas thrive here. Pockets of soil in the rock outcrop support a good range of hardy ferns.Prominent here are a line of Dryopteris wallichianum at the back and a group of Matteuccia struthiopteris in the foreground. The whole area is overhung by a large,old spreading Pieris.

Entry by Michael and Caryl Baron

An April view of a shady area
Cylamen libanoticum in a cloche, Narcissus 'Binkie', N. polyanthos, Cardamine pentaphylla, Daphne 'The Guardsman', honesty, Ribes and Mahonia.

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