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RHS Wisley


No kids today so my wife and i popped along to Wisley for the day.
It looked really busy in the car park but once through the doors it must have been one of the quietest visit’s I’ve had in a long time.

First thing that took my breath away was the old victorian tradition of carpet bedding. Over 10,000 plants to create this beauty.

Next after walking around the ornamental pool was this little court yard filled with an awful lot of orange which was nice and warming.

Borders looked great whichever way you turned.

Had a look at the trial gardens. They keep these going for 3yrs then decide if they are worthy of garden merit.

Having seen these we have now decided to find plants that have our name in them so any ideas as to what has either Harry or Charlie in the name?

I shall keep you posted on what we find for the family. I also now know what my sister will be receiving for her birthday.

RHS Wisley, well worth a visit.

P.S. My wife bought 3 more cactus to add to her rapidly growing collection and I bought another Sarracenia as well as coffee and cake.

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How lovely! You really must have enjoyed the day. I am a member of the RHS but I've only managed to get to Wisley once. I've been to RHS Rosemoor twice, and love it there, too, although it doesn't have the trials grounds. I will try to think of plants with the names in!

16 Aug, 2008


Planning to visit Harlow Carr over the bank holiday. Never been to Rosemoor but I shall rectify that soon. Look forward to any of the names you find.

16 Aug, 2008


Our son has moved to Harwich so we are planning a visit soon so that I can have a look at Hyde Hall - and he can look after the dog!

16 Aug, 2008


Lovely photographs and thanks for the interesting tour.We agree.... its well worth the visit.

17 Aug, 2008


There's a fuchsia called Harry Grey. It has smallish white double flowers produced in profusion. It's good for a tub or hanging basket. It isn't a hardy variety though so would have to be kept in a frost free place in winter.
There's also a fuchsia called Charlie Girl. It has double pink and purple flowers.

17 Aug, 2008


I live less than 20 miles from Wisley so visit it on a fairly regular basis. And there's a great plant sales area ;-)

17 Aug, 2008


Thanks for the names Bloydn. Andrew your not wrong, spent plenty of time in there also.

17 Aug, 2008

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