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Rock and Alpine Gardening: Display plants at specialist nurseries

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
12:07 PM

Post #2288484

These are from Edrom nurseries - they have some great new alpine display beds and are currently planting a 4 acre woodland garden... These are the beds.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
12:08 PM

Post #2288487

Saxifraga Dr Clay

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
12:08 PM

Post #2288492

Sebaea tnomasii - lovely plant!

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
12:09 PM

Post #2288493

Sorry that should have read sebaea thomasii

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
12:36 PM

Post #2288587

Daphne retusa

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
12:37 PM

Post #2288591

Bolax gummifera - there was a huge specimen of this at another nursery I visited
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
12:39 PM

Post #2288594

The first Bolax

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
12:39 PM

Post #2288595

A close up of the big specimen

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Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 17, 2006
1:59 PM

Post #2288875

Sebaea is a new genus to me...looks to be related to gentians...what a great plant. My Daphne retusa is just about open. I got a Sax. Dr. Clay last year...I think it might have one flowering stalk this year.

Are the smaller labelled plants in your garden or from the nursery?
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



May 17, 2006
2:01 PM

Post #2288878

Having just looked at the other thread, I understand they are from the nursery display. In some respects, I wish we had an alpine nursery here but then again, I'd be bankrupt if we did!
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
3:55 PM

Post #2289209

Yes Todd these are all nursery specimens. The nurseries were a long way from where I live and when I was there if I saw anything I really liked I thought hang the expense - I'd regret it if I'd come away without something I wanted. I did leave my list at home - just as well although I did get a few things on it. There was one pulsatilla I'd wish I'd got though - see I'm doing it already! I'll post some pics of the plants I did get in another thread
Ally_UT
Central, UT
(Zone 5b)

May 17, 2006
5:35 PM

Post #2289479

Some very cool plants! That little Sebaea caught my eye as well, it reminds me a bit of a gilia. What a great place. I love the look of those raised beds. What a treat to be able to see the plants that your buying in a garden setting.
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2006
5:47 PM

Post #2289512

Yes it is a huge advantage to see the scale of plants before you buy. The 2 nurseries I went to often go to specialist plant shows where they sell their plants - they are often at the Alpine Garden Society shows. The picture I posted at the top is of the nursery that won a gold medal at the Malvern Flower Show last week. Hope they are going to Chelsea.

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 20, 2006
12:57 PM

Post #2298947

Wonderful! I love the folliage on the bolax.
Tam
Zuzu
Sebastopol, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2006
5:27 AM

Post #2357235

That Bolax just knocks me out! I've never seen it and now I really want some.
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2006
5:34 PM

Post #2358681

The specimen of the bolax I saw at Lamberton was huge - about 2-3 feet in diameter - mighty impressive. Didn't see any for sale but then I wasn't looking specifically for that. Lovely plant though.

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