|Nerine 'Honourable Mrs Wynn' illuminated from above.|
|Nerine display theatre at Wisley.|
In the display area of the glasshouse at Wisley at present is a fine display of Nerine sarniensis
and hybrids - a pleasant surprise when I wandered in there today. The majority of the plants are arranged in a colourful display on staging and in various containers, but a nice feature was the use special 'theatres' in which to display individual specimens. In these a spotlight shines onto the flowers, causing their colours to glow and sparkle more richly. On the walls hang a selection of reproductions of images in the RHS collection, among which are a couple of the paintings done by Lilian Snelling for Henry John Elwes of nerines he had bred here at Colesbourne - always nice to see them, even if many of the plants they picture are no longer extant.
|Reproduction of a painting by Lilian Snelling of nerines raised at Colesbourne by H.J. Elwes.|
The Theatre is a good idea, the lighting really enhancing the flowers. 'Lavandu' is simply stunning, I'm bowled over!ReplyDelete
I second Brian on 'Lavandu'. It's just unreal!!ReplyDelete