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Spring Spectacular

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 13:33

Here is the list of twelve talented sculptors who have been delighting visitors to the Bristol University Botanic Garden over the Easter Weekend - Heather Jansch, driftwood horses, Tom Clark,Stone carver and sculptor, Karen Edwards, ceramics,  Jude Goss, Lucian stained glass,  Pete Moorhouse "Arabesque" first picture of balanced cubes,  Susan Long fabric sculptor,  Willa Ashworth, metalwork sculptor,  Aurora Pozniakow who combines scultural pieces with a practical use in the garden,Adele Christiansen - kiln formed panels, Julian P Warren of Metalgnu,  Ian (Spike) Woods  carves small artefacts in exotic woods and Emma Jean Kemp, cold cast or solid bronze figures.  thank you each and every one for such a glorious weekend of enjoyment.

Spring Spectacular

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 09:56

And more

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Spring Spectacular

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:06

The Botanic garden is worth a visit at least once a season but even more often when wonderful shows like the Garden Sculpture Exhibition is on.  Here are some more of my favourites.

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 Oh dear that one is animate.  It is our mallard drake braving the icy waters of the lake to feed.

Spring Spectacular

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:50

more - I shall give you a list of the sculptors and their speciality later on.  

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Karin Edwards - Ceramics

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 Jude Goss - Lucian Stained Glass.

Spring Spectacular

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:36

Twelve wonderful sculptors pur on an amazing show at the Bristol University Botanic Garden for the Easter Weekend when it was too cold to garden.  Here are some of my favourites.

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Talkback: Growing auriculas

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:03
Love them, Kate. Somehow they only look right in terracotta pots! Happy Easter.

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 12:59

Oh, I love orchestral plants.  My Tulipa turkistanica close up their flower heads (three or four on each stem) when it goes cloudy to protect the pollen from the rain.  When thesun shines again they pop open making lovely music in the garden till all are open.

 

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:47

Love that - like planting spiders.  It was!

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 16:04

 forgot to say I have seen many slides of them in their native habitat, in hillside, very acid woods in Chile.  These are the species and in all kinds of lovely colours.  We are building a Chilean garden at the Bristol botanic Garden so i am hoping to learn from that.

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 16:01

Let us know how you get on Rosa as I and my friend have lost bare root and pots of alstroemeria in our gardens repeatedlt in bristol's alkaline soil.  Perhaps neutral is required.  Mine are being cossetted in ericaceous compost in pots this year.  It is a flower rarely seen in gardens round here.  In fact I do not know anyone who has had success.

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