Outdoor succulents at Kew

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John

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Outdoor succulents at Kew
« on: September 20, 2011, 11:11:16 PM »
I took this picture a couple of years ago at Kew where by the Princess of Wales conservatory there is a planting of succulents including cacti. It looks quite bizarre next to the pond. It used to have more hardy plants in but had been replanted. Some here such as Aeonium arboreum 'Schwarzkopf' are totally tender and therefor are simple bedding. Others may be hardy if they stay dry enough in the winter which is a real problem in London even for Kew.
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.

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MikeHardman

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Re: Outdoor succulents at Kew
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 07:04:35 AM »
Bizarre. Quite so!
Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England