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Each meeting features a plant display of dwarf bulbs and alpines grown by members. There's also a lending library and raffle of unusual plants. Subscriptions: AGS members - £7 single, £12 family. Non-members: £10 single, £17 family. Visitors £2.50.
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  • Contact

    • David Hughes (Secretary)

    01425 470464

    david.hughes@alpinegardensociety.org

  • Programme of meetings

    September 1st

    TIM LEVER

    Within sight of Snowdonia . At home with Alpines

    Tim will be bringing plants for

    sale    Do email him your list if there is anything you would especially like

    there will be cake and tea available

    This is also our annual bulb sale

     

    October 6th

    JULIAN SUTTON

    Making sense of the Iridaceae

    November3rd

    BOB & RANNVIEG WALLIS

    Maintenance of a bulb collection

    December 1st

    MEMBERS QUESTION TIME

    January 7th 2pm

    DIANA GUY

    The joy of the garden in Winter

    This will be the perfect talk for January……Diana has a wide collection of winter flowering plants…..hellebores,snowdrops,alpines in troughs. So do join us and please bring some flowers or foliage……in pots or vases for us all to enjoy on the display table.

    There will be a few Snowdrops for sale.

     

  • DORSET GROUP LOCAL SHOW and Show Schedule

    DORSET GROUP LOCAL SHOW

    To be arranged

    Allendale Centre,Wimborne. BH21 1AS

    The show will be open to the public from 11.00

    Dorset groups showcase of Alpine plants and photographs.

    This is your opportunity to see Alpine plants and bulbs cultivated by local growers.

    Members or neighbouring AGS groups are also welcome to exhibit.

    There will be plants for sale, cakes …lunch …and tea!

    entrance £1

    Nurseries attending: 2022

    Leesa’s not just Alpines…from Chichester

    Parham Bungalow Plants

    Stefan Rau’s Nursery

    SCHEDULE 

    staging  8.30 until 10am

    1.Three pans rock plants in flower,distinct,excluding bulbs and orchidacae

    2. Three pans bulbous plants in flower distinct

    3. Three pans rock plants in flower distinct

    4. One pan rock plant in flower,open only to novices who are members of the Dorset group.

    5. One pan rock plant in flower excluding bulbs and orchidacae

    6. One pan Narcissus

    7. One pan Fritillaria

    8. One pan bulbous plant or Rhizomatous iris,other than Narcissus or Fritillaria

    9.one pan bulbous plant not a monocotyledon.

    10. Three pans Orchidacae distinct

    11. One pan Orchidacae other than Pleione

    12. One pan Pleione

    13. Three pans primulacae distinct

    14. One pan Cyclamen

    15.one pan Primula

    16.one pan Primulacae other than Cyclamen or Primula

    17.one pan Saxifrage

    18. One pan cushion plant

    19. One pan Sempervivum or Jovibarba

    20. One pan Lewisia

    21.One pan Ericaceae

    22. One pan rock plant in flower from the Southern Hemisphere

    23. One pan foliage plant

    24.Three pans dwarf shrubs including conifers, distinct

    25. One pan dwarf conifer

    26. One pan dwarf Rhododendron

    27.one pan dwarf shrub other than dwarf conifer or Rhododendron

    28Three pans rock plants grown from seed….date of sowing must be stated

    29. One pan rock plant ,other than Bulb grown from seed…date of sowing must be stated

    30. One pan bulbous plant grown from seed…date of sowing must be stated

    31. One pan everyday rock plant other than orchidaceae

    32. One pan everyday rock plant,bulbous or Orchidaceae

    33. One container of cut flowers and foliage from plants suitable for rock garden or alpine house,overall dimensions not to exceed 6inches across and 5 inches high

    34. A miniature garden or trough max.size 24” x24”

    35. Up to 3 photographs of alpine plant or plants,mounted!size not to exceed 40cm x 30cm including mount

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  • GARDEN VISITS

    our autumn programme can be found in the programme section of this website

  • Tim Lever will be bringing plants for sale on September 1st. Do email him your list in plenty of time!

OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 2022
TIM LEVER WILL BE BRINGING PLANTS AND TALKING ON THE ALPINES OF NORTH WALES

Saxifraga oppositifolia growing above Cwm Idwel in Snowdonia

Our local Show was a great success. These excellent images were taken for us by 10 year old Solomon.

Some of the wonderful members plants that were on display at our last meeting

Galanthus Barnes seems to increase well…this was just one bulb 3 years ago and I have already given a couple away!
Flowering now on November 22nd 2021

David Hoskins grows the most beautiful Cyclamen plants. The one shown here is Cyclamen rependum which came from Ian Robertson a few years ago.

Above is his magnificent Cardiocrinum cathayanum grown from Jim Archibald’s seed sown 12 years ago!

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Most of my Snowdrops have come from other Dorset Alpine Garden Society members…….we always have a small plant sale at our meetings as well as an excellent raffle. 

Narcissus Atlas Gold was selected by
Rob Potterton from seed collected by Jim Archibald in the High Atlas

This photo of Gill’s comes from Dorset AGS Committee who send warmest wishes for a Happy Christmas,and the hope that 2021 will enable us all to start meeting again in person

This is one of John Blanchards lovely Narcissus cantabricus flowering in the cold greenhouse today. It has many more flowers this year than last due,I think, to the lovely sunny weather we had in the early summer. I topdressed the pot in August and gave it a dilute feed of Miracle Grow at the beginning of September.

Some lovely Cyclamen grown by Gill Chudley most are kept undercover in her just frost free greenhouse.

A few Alpines from around our New Forest garden. Some are container grown so that we can adjust the soil conditions and others are on the rock garden.

Maureen and Martin live in Poole where they have been able to develop a lovely Japanese style garden.