Friday, 31 May 2013

A Working day at Wisley

A couple of Saturdays ago, just after my friend Sandy returned home to California, I spent a day in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley with other committee members of The Pelargonium & Geranium Society.  Wisley had their annual display of pelargoniums in the Glasshouse and they had invited us along to promote our Society.




 So 8.30 am on the Saturday morning saw seven of us driving our cars along the back road into Wisley to park behind the glasshouse.   We had three trestle tables which we covered with a black cloth and three members had brought their own plants along to display.  We decided that as the Wisley display was mainly zonals, regals, angels and scenteds, we would show some of the species types.

We did not join any new members, but we had a lot of interest shown in our plants and in the Society.

We plan to be more organised next year with the RHS giving us a bit more notice and we will hope to put on some demonstrations of taking cuttings and caring for the plants.

If you can, do visit Wisley in the next couple of weeks and pop into the Glasshouse to see the display.  It should be looking very good just now.

I did have time to have a look at the rest of the glass house and saw the Jade Vine flower - the first time it had flowered at Wisley. The Jade Vine is native to The Philippines and it really is this colour!

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