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Wisley day out part 2 - The Centenary glasshouse

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This glasshouse was built for the Centenary year, I call it new but it is 13 yrs old this year!. It is full of wonderful plants that we see growing outside quite happily in our GOY friends gardens, who live in warmer climes. Most of these plants are only available as houseplants for those of us who live here in the UK. I found it a delight to walk through and see all these plants grown to such a size and with such health and quality. Willi and I could have stayed in here all day. I will let the photos speak for themselves – There are quite a few!


.http://media.growsonyou.com/photos/blog_photo/image/98674/main/cent_gh_fern_fronds.jpg!


This last picture was taken from a viewing platform above. The purple flowers hanging down in the top of the picture are beautiful vanda orchids


Willi particularly liked this plant – a geranium!
A few cacti and succulents for Hywell -


Its even impressive from the outside
How could we have guessed -


Thanks Willi for a lovely day out!

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If only I was very rich - I would have this as a mega conservatory - just adore that big fern tree!!!! Great photos PL :))))))))))))))))))))))))

26 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Paul, we can dream cant we?? lol

26 Mar, 2012

 

Yes noone can take those away ;))))))))

26 Mar, 2012

 

Wonderful place to visit Poppylover. I visited it many times, nearly every year. I was there last spring, but I prefer late August to see the dahlias in the trial grounds.

26 Mar, 2012

 

Nice blog - some lovely plants there!

26 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks for sharing your day,R......lovely blog........great to be able to visit with another garden enthusiast.

26 Mar, 2012

 

Ha, have you done anything else today apart from blog! Lol. You can't even be half way through all the pics you took. Lovely to have the memories though.
Can't wait for Sunday! :-)

26 Mar, 2012

 

A good idea to include some people or we would never have guessed how huge some of the plants are!

26 Mar, 2012

 

It must have been interesting to go in there.
Thanks for showing the cacti and succulents. I think they are just fantastic ....lol :o)
I'm glad you both enjoyed your day ....

26 Mar, 2012

 

It was a bit of a marathon tbh Hywel. Did you see the aeoniums? Now they made me drool... I have one about 3 inches high at the moment!
Costas thats so funny you mention the dahlias, we have already made a plan to go back in September to see them in the trial grounds. We will need to conserve our energy for that.
Thanks Sheilar and Meadow. I cant think of anyone else other than Goyers who would want to see all my photos. I love looking back at them, it helps you relive the experience, it can get a bit overwhelming at the time - as much as I love it!
Yes Willi you are probably right. These are just a few of the photos I took. I will put on the ones of the magnolias and camellias tomorrow. They have come out rather well. I have ached a bit today. I feel like Ive been on a long hike! lol
Stera everything is enormous! Im glad the photos gave you some idea of the size.

26 Mar, 2012

 

Yes I saw the aeoniums aswell. I've got one about 2 feet tall. It's going to have the chop soon lol

26 Mar, 2012

 

Love the colourful ground-cover photo.

27 Mar, 2012

 

Hywel, I would kill for an aeonium 2' high!, make sure you pot up the bits you chop off.
Nariz, are you talking about the red and silver foliage plants? I think they are called fittonias or snakeskin plants - horrible name but beautiful as houseplants!

27 Mar, 2012

 

Yes - that's them! Trust me to pick houseplants when I'm looking for groundcover OUTside! :o(

27 Mar, 2012

 

It's just one tall stem at the moment, so I want to make it branch out.

28 Mar, 2012

 

Nariz I like those colours for groundcover too. Im going to try some begonias, the foliage ones because they dont mind a bit of shade. Ajuga is pretty good too if you want something permanent.
Well you cant waste the bit you chop off then Hywell. I would keep it as a bit of an insurance policy! lol hope it goes the way you want it to hun.

28 Mar, 2012

 

I had Ajuga once in my Essex garden, but it developed mouldy leaves so I went off it! Wonder how it would do here?

28 Mar, 2012

 

Nariz I could always send you a piece so you can give it a try. Do you think it would be ok to send - ie no import laws etc??? If ok and youd like some, just PM me your details

28 Mar, 2012

 

Love Ajuga as well,P.......Good ground cover.

28 Mar, 2012

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