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Display Gardens: RHS Wisley in Late March

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Contribution from Jon Evans 30 May 2014, 16:10top / bottom of page
Daphne

In the bed at the foot of the wall of the alpine house, there are two spectacular plants; the first is a daphne I have forgotten the name of.

Daphne
Globularia trichosantha

The second plant is a very good globularia, with flowers which seemed darker blue than usual for the genus.  Once again, this is a plant it is hard to source.

Globularia trichosantha
Pulsatilla vulgaris Prestbury Swan

In the troughs and beds on the other side of the alpine house the pusatillas were in full flower.  This frilly double white form has been there for many years.

Pulsatilla vulgaris Prestbury Swan
Morisia monanthos Fred Hemingway

The sandbed still had its winter cover on, to ward off overhead moisture, but underneath the plants are waking up.

Morisia monanthos Fred Hemingway
Primula allionii

Under the overhangs in the shaded tufa wall, Primula allionii seems to flourish outside.

Primula allionii
Sanguinaria canadensis

In the bed at the back of the terrace below the alpine houses there is an outstanding clump of the single form of Sanguinaria canadensis.  This is a lovely plant, so fleeting in flower, but 3 times in the last four years I seem to have caught it in more or less perfect condition.

Sanguinaria canadensis
Tulipa clusiana v chrysantha Tubergens Gem

One of the features of the alpine house at this time of year is pots full of some of the smaller, more delicate tulips.

Tulipa clusiana v chrysantha Tubergens Gem
Tulipa clusiana Tinka
Tulipa clusiana Tinka
Tulipa clusiana Lady Jane
Tulipa clusiana Lady Jane
Tulipa kurdica
Tulipa kurdica
Iris suaveolens

The iris may have looked good in the crevice garden, but it is doing even better in a pot in the alpine house.

Iris suaveolens

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