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Experimental Fruit Crops Wisley RHS Gardens


While Wisley was taking shape as a garden, its educational and scientific roles were never forgotten. A small laboratory was opened and the School of Horticulture founded to instruct young people in the principles of horticulture and prepare them for careers as professional gardeners. Following the move to Wisley the trials of flowers, vegetables and fruit – an important part of the Society’s work since 1860 – were resumed and expanded. The trials ‘epitomise the Society’s endeavour to show to the public the best kinds of plants to grow’ and remain one of the principal objects of the garden.

A large part of the fields further back at Wisley are devoted to a series of experimental fruit trees and bushes. Many different types of apples can be found there. The Fruit field, features large numbers of apples, pears and other fruit grown in various forms.

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Wisley Sculpture

Wisley Sculpture

Wisley Sculpture

Wisley Sculpture

Wisley Sculpture

Wisley Sculpture

Wisley Sculpture

Wisley Sculpture

Experimental Fruit Trees Wisley

Experimental Fruit Trees Wisley

Experimental Fruit Trees Wisley

Experimental Fruit Trees Wisley

Spiders in New Malden


Our garden is an eco-system, well thats the opinion of the teacher at our daughter’s school and in fact applies to all the form who have a garden. Thinking about it we have foxes, bees, hedgehogs and numerous other invaders and visitors.  Compost is  made and goes on the soil, an oak tree grown from an acorn from Wisley Gardens, apple tree and so on. Anyway whilst photographing this melee of activity today ( whose homework is it?) I met some large and curious spiders. The garden spider is alive and well in New Malden. What however is interesting and there may be a simple reason, is why hardly any of these exist at  Wisley RHS gardens? any clues?

Garden Spider by chris Bushe

Garden Spider by chris Bushe

Garden Spider by chris Bushe

Garden Spider by chris Bushe

Garden Spider by chris Bushe

Garden Spider by chris Bushe

Wisley


Few more photos from yesterday. As can be seen a grey day and little real plant life of interest. However this is winter!

Apple Trres in Winter

 

Wisley River

 

Painting of an old bench at Wisley

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