Contents of the Winter 2014 Northants News
A day out at Wisley Diana Capel
Sunday 7th September Jeff and I joined the members and guests of Duston Garden
Club on a coach trip to the RHS Garden at Wisley on the last day of the Flower
and National Dahlia Society Shows
arrived at about 11.15am and after having a cup of coffee and some of our packed
lunch we did a tour of the Flower Show, there were over 70 stalls full of plants
and gardening related things. Some of the plants were beautiful and unusual and
a lot were new to the market. I would have loved some of them but unfortunately
my purse would not stretch that far and I would have been upset if I had got
them home and they had died after paying so much for them. There was one Cactus
Stall belonging to Richard and Sheena Drane, who had quite a lot for sale. We
didn’t buy any though.
|Cacti and succulents in the temperate section of the Wisley Conservatory.|
the Flower Show we went to the National Dahlia Society Show. I had never seen so
many brilliant colours all in the same place before. It was an absolutely
spectacular sight and although it was the last day of the show the flowers still
looked nice and fresh. Beautiful.
this time the weather was very warm after a chilly morning first thing and we
made the long walk to the glasshouses where the cactus and succulents and
tropical plants are kept and displayed. Cacti, succulents, banana trees, water
lilies and orchids plus many other trees, shrubs and plants are all in there.
the glasshouses we made our way back to the main area, stopping along the way to
finish off our lunch, Reaching the Plant Centre this was a place where I could
have spent a long time but time was short before we had to get back on the coach
for the homeward journey. However, I did manage to purchase quite a few plants
at prices I could afford. All that is left to do now is plant them in the garden
and hope they survive.
on the coach, hot and tired, we reflected on the day and felt that it had been
well worth the effort and we had thoroughly enjoyed it.