and now for something a little tropical… the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

The lilac blue flowers at the base of the waterfall are Hypoestes aristata, next to the Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia regina. Sword Agave - last seen in the Hotel gardens in Madeira... The Glasshouse at RHS Wisley  

Teddington Gardener Goes International… Madeira explored (Part 1. Quinta da Casa Branca)

A base for a couple of weeks horticultural adventuring - and a little relaxation - on the island of Madeira, a volcanic outcrop in the midst of the Atlantic with a bewildering variety of exciting plant life to explore. Our hotel, Quinta da Casa Branca, despite the greenery and seclusion evident from these photographs, is…