A short while ago I passed Wisley and visited their glasshouse. Its an inspiration in its own right, and I took pictures to show friends at Ripley Castle, who are in the process of redoing their own glass house. Succulent/cactus bed. Whilst the picture doesn't show it, its not flat but pleasantly undulating. Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'. Wisley is a wonderful combination of height combined with lower plants and ground cover. There is essentially no bare earth. Amorphophallus titanum - the giant stink flower. Even when not in flower it is a really impressing plant. Heliconia schiedeana. This is said to be the hardiest of all Heliconias and might even survive outside in the mildest of areas. An example of the ground cover. Fafugium Irescine lindenii. The variety of different ground cover was very impressive. But you just don't see Irescine plants or seed offered. Nice range of shapes with a Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)in the foreground Justicia rizzinii. A lovely bush, the flowers are small so the picture just doesn't do it justice. This normally flowers for me in the spring - so I was surprised to see this in the autumn.