Display Gardens: Waterperry National Collection of Saxifrages
Started by: John Humphries
A few images from a visit to Waterperry in MarchGo to latest contribution by John Humphries, 22 March 2008, 20:17. Go to bottom of this page.
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Well those two were meant to come out side by side to show the two main beds at Waterperry.
Today, three local groups, Chiltern, Cotswold and West London groups of the AGS met at Waterperry for an open day of the National collection of kabschia saxifrages. Hosted by Adrian Young we had a very enjoyable morning inspecting very fine raised beds with around 5 tons of Tufa expertly planted up with hundreds of plants.
The bed on the left has been planted during the last 3 years and is an excellent example of planting in tufa.
Being 2 sleepers high, and filled with ballast, it demonstrates the benefits of good drainage and lean growth for these plants.
The lumps of tufa themselves are half buried rather than being placed on top of the beds.
All mapped out, so you can see what you're looking at.
All in all a very worthwhile visit.
I would recommend it to anyone.
As there were others with cameras there today I'll leave you with an image of 'Nancye' and hope that some others will post a few images.