An Evening to Remember
As a proud Marston & Langinger conservatory owner, I was invited to their annual dinner last month. The event was hosted in collaboration with Alitex manufacturing at Torberry Farm on the edge of the South Downs. This is one of the highlights of my year and a very memorable evening.
That evening commenced with Prosecco and delicious canapes surrounded by exotic and healthy plants thriving in the various conservatories and greenhouses. It was followed by a five star dinner and the most entertaining talk by Mary Berry and Alan Titchmarsh.
The whole evening was perfection; this reflects in Marston & Langinger’s huge attention to detail in all their products. If you are thinking of investing in a conservatory, there is no better display on offer than at Marston & Langinger’s premises in Harting, Hampshire.
Now provides the ideal time to start thinking about how you would use that additional space; whether it’s for growing plants in or as an additional room to your home.
Autumn Conservatory Tips
In spite of this lovely weather, the evenings are beginning to feel chilly and this is when your plants can begin to suffer. However, with thermostatic roof vents your conservatory will automatically adjust to the temperature outdoors, maintaining the optimum conditions for your plants to thrive and for you to enjoy your space.
Your poor plants are due for a rest, and they need all the daylight they can get. If you’re stuck for ideas on what plants to place in your conservatory, I’ve listed a few below.
- Dipladenias – I cannot recommend a plant more; mine have flowered the whole summer and are bug free. They are a joy.
- Bourgainvilleas: Still flowering but mealy bugs are still a problem so keep spraying.
- Plectranthus: I have now brought my cuttings in from the garden to over winter them in warmer temperatures. I have found cuttings from this very adaptable plant make a highly popular present. They never seem to fail: even though some of my friends neglect them!
- Plumbago: Sadly not looking its best, but I shall wait till the early spring to prune it.
- Hibiscus Sinensis: Another very adaptable plant, which continues flowering until the autumn.
In October, begin to ease off with the feeding and the watering. If you have lots of plants in your conservatory you’ll need to be wary of indoor heating and ensuring they get enough light. But don’t let that stop you, as the cooler seasons really allow you to optimise the use of your conservatory, bringing those lovely summer memories inside.