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PLANTS

Area where I can waffle freely

 

                 SPRING  COLOUR  around the garden

 

 

Saxifraga opositifolia Alba

Saxifraga oppositifolia ‘Alba’

 

 

 

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Synthris reniformis

 

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The Picton Garden.    Southern end in April.  This is where many of the Snowdrops were flowering earlier in the year.

 

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Hacquetia epipactis

 

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Primula ‘Broadwell Chameleon’.  A hybrid with Primula allionii raised by Joe Elliott.

 

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Prunus incisa ‘Oshidori’

 

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Hepatica x schlyteri

 

Primula clarkei

Primula clarkei.  This plant flowered first in March and was frost damaged. But, here it is again in April, as good as new.

 

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Camellia ‘Debbie’.  Camellia plants seem to be tougher than the flowers. They seem to grow well in various places on the Malvern Hills. Given reasonable weather, we get to enjoy the blooms.

 

 

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Rhododendron pachysanthum.   This plant is growing in the silver garden, where we benefit from the very attractive young growth.

 

 

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Anemonella thalictroides ‘Oscar Schoaf’

 

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Ribes sanguineum ‘Koja’

 

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Trillium chloropetalum

 

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Helionopsis orientalis

 

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Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’

 

Sanguinaria

Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Flore Pleno’

 

 

 

THE PERCY PICTON MEMORIAL FUND Featured

 

Percy-Picton

Percy Picton 1904-1985

PERCY PICTON was a well known plantsman, gardener, nurseryman, lecturer and broadcaster. The Charity was established by The Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society in 1987, as a lasting memorial to their late president, who had a special interest in encouraging people to learn more about the world of plants. The society organise an annual lecture to raise funds for the charity. In addition the members of the Society raise money from plant sales and other activities.

The charity is small and qualification for a grant is restricted  firstly to people who are resident in the Malvern Hills area and then those resident in the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, plus the Stratford-upon-Avon district of Warwickshire.

Grants can be available to people following horticultural studies at Pershore College or similar establishments. Help is also given to apprentices and trainees in private and public gardens and nurseries. Research studies related to plants are eligible for consideration. Training should lead to a career within Horticulture, Gardening or Botany

 

We are grateful to the Great Dixter Trust for enabling the charity to arrange for short time work experience in the garden at Great Dixter.  Other locations in gardens and nurseries are  usually available.

 

Funds are available now.  Applications are welcome and should be sent to the trustees at the address below.

 

Great Dixter

Great Dixter

 

 

THE  PERCY  PICTON  MEMORIAL  FUND

   registered charity number 518787

Mr. David Hodgson, Phelps Cottage, Coddington, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1JH

email      dhodgson363@btinternet.com

telephone     01531 640622

 

READ MORE ABOUT PERCY PICTON IN THE SHORT BIOGRAPHY ON THE PAGE

PERCY PICTON a life with plants

 

                    NEWS  AUGUST 2018

 

Between 2016 and 2018 the PP Memorial Fund has been delighted to help two horticultural trainees from Malvern to further their education and careers.

Dominic is now employed by the National Trust at the world famous Hidcote Garden.

Daniel has just completed his course as a student at The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The Fund was able to help him undertake a scientific study of alpine plants in their natural habitat and in several Swiss alpine botanic gardens. He has recently been on a work experience course at Great Dixter and learned much about their unique way of using a wide variety of plants. Daniel is now about to work in a Swiss alpine botanic garden and will, this autumn, become a student gardener at RHS Wisley.

Click on the link below to see more.

Work Experience Report.compressed

 

                    NEWS DECEMBER 2018

 

This autumn the trustees have received a number of enquiries. Several have been followed up by applications for a grant. The trustees have been able to award grants to two applicants who are training in practical horticulture, one applicant who is completing a PHd course and one applicant who is undertaking a course in botany, with a view to teaching others.

 

LATEST NEWS 4th DECEMBER.    The WYCHE AND COLWALL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY  have raised their largest ever donation for the charity. Thank you to all the members and committeee for such a wonderful effort.

Special thanks to Heather and Kay for their hard work with the brilliant plant stall.  TO ALL TRAINEES and STUDENTS of HORTICULTURE  please keep the applications coming !

 

 

PERCY’S  PLACES AND A FEW FAVOURITE PLANTS

 

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Paeonia rockyi group

 

 

Picton Garden, early spring

Picton Garden in early spring

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Helen Picton

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Helen Picton’

Rhododendron augustinii

Rhododendron augustinii

Meconopsis 'Lingholm'

Meconopsis “Lingholm’

Stewart sinensis

Rhododendron 'Naomi Pink Beauty'

Rhododendron ‘Naomi Pink Beauty’

Primula auricula 'Mayhem'

Primal auricula ‘Mayhem’

Davidia involucrata

David involucrata

Rosa 'Empress Josephine'

Rosa ‘Empress Josephine’

Fraxinus pensylvannica 'Variegata'

Fraxinus pennsylvannica ‘Variegata’

Crinodendron hookerianum

Crinodendron hookerianum

Cornus kousa 'Satomi'

Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’

Cercis siliquastrum

Circus siliquastrum

Aster thomsonii 'Nanus'

Aster thomsonii ‘Nanus’

Arisaema candidissima

Arisaema candidissimum

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Daphne petraea hybrid

KN. rooperi 2 4627

Kniphofia roperi

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Acer griseum

Hylomecon japonicum 4684

Hylomecon japonicum

Arisamea proboscideum 4751

Arisarum proboscidium

Lonicera-italica-on-potting-shed

Lonicera americana growing on Percy’s potting shed

Tecophilia 2725

Tecophilea cyanocrocus

Phlox maculata 4554

Phlox maculata ‘Pink Beauty’

Trillium chloropetalum 4449

Trillium chloropetalum

Parrotia persica

Parrot persica

Pieris forrestii 2 4544

Pieris forrestii

Viburnum x Carcephalum

Viburnum x carcephalum

Actinidia-kolomikta-4465

Actinidia kolomikta

Clematis-Twilight-1661

Clematis ‘Twilight’

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Euphorbia characais

Eucryphia x nymansay 2 4434

Eucryphia x nymansay

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Clematis ‘Joan Picton’

Jasminum parkeri best 4072

Jasminum parker

Hellebores en masse 4603

Helleborus hybrids

Embothrium 4532

Embothrium coccineum

Metasequoia-glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Helleborus

Helleborus hybridus

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Saxifraga grisebachii ‘Wisley Variety’

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Dactylorhiza foliosa

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Hepatica Ashwood Hybrid

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Clematis montana ‘Picton’s Variety’

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Clematis ‘Percy Picton’

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Galanthus ‘Percy Picton’

 

LANDSCAPES

Landscapes

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Anglesey

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Brockhampton, Bromyard, Herefordshire

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Malvern Hills woodland

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Much Marcle, Herefordshire

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Hergest, Herefordshire

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Snowdonia

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French Alps, near Col de Galibier