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Plants in the Wild: Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

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Started by: Tony Lee

Just back from Grindelwald,Once again the last 10 days of June proved to be very kind to us here.

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Contribution from john lee 07 July 2008, 18:57top / bottom of page

Thlaspi rotundifolium.

As you get lower down just above Alpiglen station there are some very nice mats of silene acaulis and Globularia.

Contribution from john lee 07 July 2008, 19:21top / bottom of page

If you are thinking of visiting this area for the first time you should not miss the Trummelbach Falls,You will have to tear yourself away from the mountain scenery and flowers,The falls ar at the end of the Louterbrunnen valley,A lift takes you into the mountain where there are steps to about ten viewing platforms,It is hard on the camera as there is a lot of spray and dark in places,I hope enjoy the trip.

The last one is Aruncus sp.got to go see if I can find any plants for the show at Pershore on Saturday, I wonder if Brin and Shelagh will have that Farrer winner there this year.

Contribution from Cliff Booker 07 July 2008, 20:33top / bottom of page
Excellent report Tony

Many thanks for such a splendid report Tony. You seemed to get some excellent weather?

Contribution from john lee 08 July 2008, 19:03top / bottom of page

Thanks Cliff,We have been here for six out of the last seven years,always the same date and never had a duff day very fortunate I think but dont tell anyone it may get crowded.

Contribution from Shelagh Smethurst 11 July 2008, 14:27top / bottom of page
Happy memories

Terrific pictures Tony which brought back happy memories for us, especially the Trummelbach Falls. We wlked along the valley to them on a scorching hot day, Oh for one of those any time soon.

Contribution from john lee 11 July 2008, 18:14top / bottom of page

Perhaps there are more memories here Shelagh,not really plants in the wild but all part of the same holiday.On our last full day we went on lake Brienz,never been on the lake before,always searching for flowers,30mins on the train from our base in Grindelwald and you are at the boats,

although it looks cloudy in that picture it was a very nice day,It pays to pay the extra and go 1st class this gives you the top deck,the boat crosses the lake, stopping several times,

Contribution from john lee 11 July 2008, 18:31top / bottom of page

We left the boat at Giessbach to see the falls,

Just a light lunch to sample the local brew then on to the end of the lake,

Just a brief stop at Brienz then back to Interlaken,you may notice smoke in the centre of the picture,this is all we saw of the steam train that takes you up the Rothorn.


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