The best part of visiting Kew is always the arid part of the Princess of Wales greenhouse. Even before you get in the door you are greeted by a bed of succulents. Admittedly at this time of year it has been reduced to a fraction of its normal size and only planting under the eves is left, but there are still a couple of nice plants. Sadly the label off this one had vanished
I liked this little clump as well, it was hidden away so not as obvious as the others.
Inside, they still haven't removed the label from this one. It has become a bit of a famous plant for the wrong label that they refuse to update. But look at it, how gorgeous is this one!
I have a soft spot for the white / blue agaves and they all seemed to be out on this visit. A particularly nice agave potatorum
While other plants are slowing down for winter, the aloes are just getting going and many are starting to come into flower, it makes it a great time to visit. This aloe yemenica was one of the early ones
I look at this aloe vacilans every visit, it is a lovely blue colour and by the looks of it is a good flowerer.
Finally another of my favourite aloes: ramosissima. I have a little one of these, and have been thinking of bonzai-ing it. This one confirms how good it would look:
The perfect tree aloe for a small garden!