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Primulas of 2017: Small European Alpines

These are species and hybrids from within the same Primula section as Primula auricula. Many of the hybrids have some auricula heritage but are smaller than garden aurculas and may show a greater resemblance to other parents. 623 more words


Six on Saturday - Sunshine and Shouting

First of all I must thank our glorious Six on Saturday leader, The Propagator of Lurve, for arranging this beautiful sunny day.  Take a look at his blog and all will be made clear about the SoS sect.  575 more words

Gone Tufa?

In the last entry, I let on I might know the answer to the mystery of the vanished tufa bed at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. 562 more words


De beste skigebieden

Je kent het wel. Wakker worden onder een warme dons in een frisse kamer, de gordijnen opzij schuiven en verblind worden door de ochtendzon die schijnt op de met sneeuw bedekte bergtoppen in de Alpen. 641 more words

Like Hanging the Mona Lisa outside the Louvre

I used to post pictures here from the University of Alberta Botanic Garden (the Uof A Devonian Botanic Garden as it was formerly called), and I have some saved up from the past three years to post eventually. 345 more words


Six on Saturday 3rd March 2018

Welcome to this weeks blog. This weeks blog is going to be mostly about the beast from the east as it is unavoidable. I have lived in North Northumberland for 46 years and I have never known drifting snow like this. 560 more words

Outstanding Alpines at the AGS Pershore Early Show

I attended the Alpine Garden Society’s (AGS) Pershore Early Show on February 24th 2018 at Pershore High School. There was a large collection of stunning plants on show from alpine fans vying for the prizes available, as well as nurseries selling a range of plants to the enthusiastic visitors. 111 more words