Dear all, I just returned from Wisley gardens, where Paul Cumbleton, member of this form, very kindly showed me around his bulb collection. It was the first time I visited the garden at this period of the year and it appeared to be one of the best times. At first John showed us the exhibition showhouse with the pots in flower are regularly presented. The amount of species in flower was so overwhelming that it is too much to mention all. There collection of Scilla-chiniodoxa was most impressive (the pot of Chinio-scilla allenii was particularly beautiful.) Then we proceded to the newly equiped alpine house where the pots are grown. in raised plunged beds. The roof can be closed during adverse weather conditions, but normally remains open. One house was almost exclusevily dedicated to Cyclamens. C Coum, pseudibericum, persicum were on full flower. Another house contained almost , exclusively south african bulbs such as Tritonia, Moraea, Gladiolus, Lachenalia. in the parc Galanthus was virtually terminated, Crocus flowering in large carpets amongst the grass. Narcissus generally just starting, but featuring brillantly were N bulbicodium and cyclamineus. A most agreable recommendable bulb experience Lauw de Jager Visiting England ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Grimshaw" <email@example.com> > The hybrid xChionoscilla allenii is often perfectly fertile and can sow > itself abundantly, as it does in my parents' garden, with seedlings > varying > quite a bit.