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Contribution from Jon Evans 15 October 2012, 10:41top / bottom of page

Just over a week later, I was back at Wisley as the AGS representative at the RHS Specialist Societies day. Fortunately, I had enough support to be able to take time out to walk around the top part of the garden, which I didn't get to on my previous visit.

Phlox nana Mary Maslin

First of all, another flash of colour from the crevice garden. And what a wonderful colour; this phlox is seldom seen, and reportedly difficult to grow, but absolutely wonderful in flower.

Phlox nana Mary Maslin
Oxalis stenorrhyncha

Inside the alpine house, more South African oxalis were in flower.

Oxalis stenorrhyncha
Oxalis purpurea

We are familiar with a yellow flowered oxalis which used to go round under the name O. purpurea, and for some years I grew a plant which purported to be a magenta form, but never flowered. Here is a white form.

Oxalis purpurea
Oxalis pulchella var. tomentosa

This oxalis was particularly charming, with its compact habit and very subtle colouring.

Oxalis pulchella var. tomentosa
Brunsvigia gregaria ex Jeffreys Bay

The brunsvigia which was just opening the previous week was now fully out.

Brunsvigia gregaria ex Jeffreys Bay
Brunsvigia bosmaniae

The Brunsvigia bosmaniae on the other hand has gone over, leaving this spectacular seed head.

Brunsvigia bosmaniae
Cyrtanthus sanguineus
Cyrtanthus sanguineus
Nerine humilis ex Pickeniers Kloof

A fabulous form of Nerine humilis, more compact and deeper pink than the usual forms.

Nerine humilis ex Pickeniers Kloof
Oxalis massoniana

Another, more familiar oxalis.

Oxalis massoniana
Aeonium nobile

I couldn't resist a few more close ups of the aeonium.

Aeonium nobile
Gladiolus brevifolius

Likewise this lovely South African gladiolus

Gladiolus brevifolius
Crocus speciosus ssp. ilgazensis
Crocus speciosus ssp. ilgazensis
Colchicum

On the way back across to the Hillside Events Centre, I stopped to photograph some of the colchicums planted around trees in the lawn. This particularly nice dark form was labelled helpfully "Colchicum".

Colchicum
Colchicum Glory of Heemstede
Colchicum Glory of Heemstede
Colchicum hybrid

Another unnamed form or hybrid of C. speciosum

Colchicum hybrid
Colchicum speciosum Huxley
Colchicum speciosum Huxley
Colchicum speciosum album
Colchicum speciosum album

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