7th September 2008
I have a small seedling of the largest growing Strelitzia because I have heard that it may be one of the hardier species (from someone who knows about these
things rather than just talks about them). I was resigned to a long wait.
30th November 2008
Then suddenly in a rush to clear stock before the winter struck, my local garden centre reduced the price of this one to a sufficiently ridiculous level for
me to try the the equally ridiculous task of fitting it into my car and driving off with it. Standing in a large space, I was sure it would fit under the roof of
the conservatory. I was right, I had an inch to spare!
19th April 2008
This is the plant flowering at Wisley. It grows substantially larger than my conservatory , so although I am safe for a year or so, I will have to
rethink the strategem before long!
20th September 2009
Came through last winter in the conservatory. It wasn't happy, but it came through.
14th February 2010