A mediterranean bulb garden part 1

Mark BROWN brown.mark@wanadoo.fr
Wed, 13 Feb 2008 03:20:50 PST
Dear Lauw,
Last year I worked with the municipal gardeners here in Dieppe.It was a great experience but the head of the nursery departement was unkeen on our project in spite of all the enthusiasm of the ground force of gardeners here and chiefs of staff .The project was not as good as it could have been but it was greatly appreciated by the general publique.Don't you believe it when the stick in the muds claim that they are just pandering to public taste.This is just sheer intellectual laziness on their part!We had nothing but happy people,delighted that more plants and imagination was being employed.Things are slowly moving on,in some places.
Kind regards,
Mark Brown

> Message du 13/02/08 11:58
> De : "Lauw de Jager" 
> A : "Pacific Bulb Society" 
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> Objet : Re: [pbs] A mediterranean bulb garden part 1
> Dear All,
> I was last weekend in England (Surrey south of London). I visited this area
> in almost every month of the year. This time again I found myself in the
> middle of bulbflowering (to make it even better the weather was beautiful).
> Not only at Wisley (where I go faithfully everytime), but also in public
> parks and private gardens there are naturalised flowerbulbs everywhere:
> Crocus, Leucojum, Iris, Snowdrops; Cyclamen coum, Narcissus (just starting)
> etc. and every month it is different again.
> Then I come back to earth in Marseille airport: a great mediterranean
> climate, but public roundabouts decorated without imagination using
> pansies and coloured cabages. Made me realise how much work and effort there
> is to do here in overcoming the general ignorance regarding naturalising
> bulbspecies in public parks and private gardens .
> Greetings from the south of France
> -- Lauw de Jager
> Bulb'Argence
> South of France (zone 9 (olive trees)
> emailto: dejager@bulbargence.com
> Site http://www.bulbargence.com/
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