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Wisley's Alpine Diary

This entry: 9 April 2009 by Paul Cumbleton

Log 45

Wisley?s Alpine Log

By Paul Cumbleton

Log 45? 9th April 2009

With little time to write this week, this log is going to be mainly a photographic one showing some of the things giving their best recently. The Meadow has been particularly good this year:

The numbers of Narcissus bulbocodium seem to have increased year on year

There are many other bulbs in the meadow including Fritillaria meleagris

Other things outside that have been superb include the Sanguinaria Canadensis Multiplex

In our woodland area we planted 5000 Erythronium ?Pagoda? last autumn. These are now in full bloom, carpeting the floor

We chose Pagoda simply because it is the least expensive Erythronium you can buy ? we buy direct from a Dutch wholesaler and when buying like this in bulk we got a price of 160 Euros per 1000. We also planted a few ?White Beauty just to break up the yellow occasdionally. Unfortunately, many of this variety failed to grow.

The Primulas have also been exceptional this year. This is a group of ?Theodora? with Narcissus cyclamineus

One a raised bed, Iberis pruitii Candelova Group is covered in bloom:

Finally a few things looking good in pots. First, Fritillaria drenovskyi

Armeria juniperifolia (dwarf form):

Finally the remarkable flowers of Ferraria undulata from South Africa:

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