David Hughes (Secretary)
MEETINGS AND SHOWS
Marvellous news! We will get together at Horton and Chalbury Village Hall Dorset
AGS DORSET members only.
1.30 until 4.00 pm
please bring your own chairs and refreshments
there is a lovely grass area but we can retreat inside the large modern barn if the weather is inclement
Covid awareness posters will be displayed…..please read them!
Lady Christine Skelmersdale will talk to us at our Open meeting next October
We will share a zoom meeting with AGS Hampshire and West Sussex.
Jon Evans will give the presentation
Flowers of Paxos
The Zoom codes are :
meeting ID 5690670502
we will have another combined meeting with Hampshire and West Sussex groups
David Hughes will show us his wonderful photographs of Yunnan
HUNTING ALPINES IN YUNNAN
I will let all Dorset members have the relevant zoom codes before the meeting,
Once again we are delighted to get together with Hampshire and West Sussex
The speaker will be
we have met Jenny many times on plant hunting expeditions. She runs both the Alpine and Bulb sections of Munich Botanical Garden and also spends a lot of her summer up at the Schachten Garden high in the Bavarian Alps. She travels the widely leading or joining plant groups.
The talk will be on the
which is one of the most important Alpine Gardens in the world.
SORRY TALK CANCELLED
JO HYNES Cyclamen in the wild and in cultivation
Jo holds our National Collection of Cyclamen
January 28th 2021
Michael will give us a zoom talk
On the trail of Farer from the Dales to the Dolomites
Flowers of Lesotho.
Kingdom in the Sky
ROCKY FLOWER SHOW
Queen Elizabeth School
September 2nd Bulb Sale
SUMMER SHOW SOUTH
ROCKY FLOWER SHOW
The Rocky Flower Show takes place at Wimborne in Dorset and our group together with the Hampshire group enjoy hosting it.
This is our best opportunity in the South to see a wonderful selection of of exceptionally well grown plants and a display of expertly produced photographs.
If you need o know more about the plants ,it is a rare occasion to meet growers and learn their secrets!
The presence of the show in our area has encouraged exhibitors from our own membership who now regularly win trophies and awards.
We are grateful to the Hampshire group for their support in running this show.
Clare and Christine with their team put on an amazing spread of homemade cakes and lunches
The fine venue,sumptuous food,wonderful plants and friendly atmosphere have made it a Must See event for many far flung Alpine enthusiasts.
The photographic competition will continue to run. For further details please contact …David Hughes on
There will be 3 classes of panels of three photographs and a class for a single picture.
1.alpine plants in the wild
2.alpine plants in cultivation
3.close up photographs of alpine plants,including macrophotography.
Each entrant may enter 2 panels,either in different classes or both in one class.
if you contact David he will send you a copy of the rules.
We very much look forward to meeting you!
Nurseries attending 2019
Rachel/Tim Lever. Aberconway Nursery
Leesa Barret. Leesa’s not just Alpines
Tim Woodford. Garden Secrets Nursery
Rob and Jackie Potterton. Potterton’s Nursery
Simon Bond. Thuja Alpine Nursery
Monica Ashman. Wild Thyme Plants
Allendale Centre,Wimborne. BH21 1AS
11.30 am to 3pm
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, a tombola…cakes …lunch …and tea!
Nurseries attending: 2020
Leesa’s not just Alpines…from Chichester
Parham Bungalow Plants
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
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.