Wardian case, greenhouses etc..
This little mobile greenhouse has been in steady production for the last twenty years, though in limited numbers. The original idea was to design and make a portable and adaptable frame which could be very easily moved to the best position, but which had to be attractive as well as useful. Access is via the tops, which open completely over onto each other, and the handles allow the frame to be picked up at one end and wheeled about on the purpose made cast iron wheels. The tops open on self-adjusting stays, and a seed box slides in at mid-level. The whole thing is a convincing 'period' piece, of traditional construction and workmanship, and therefore will require some maintenance like painting if a smarter appearance is preferred.
Wardian case. (3)A very unusual Wardian case for growing sensitive and rare plants like orchids and ferns. All of the glass in this case was re-cut from nineteenth century sash windows, and has a beauty of it's own. Access is by double doors to the front, or by the simple removal of the back panel from it's sprung clips. Lined with zinc in the bottom, allowing for a good depth of growing medium, or for a collection of pots. Old clay pots would look best, and we can usually supply these too.
Another Wardian case, awaiting collection at the workshop. Zinc lined, and with double doors to each end. The case creates, with the doors closed, it's own micro-climate, with the zinc lining making it water tight. Planted with ferns or orchids, in a mini landscape of mossy rocks and a pool, these cases can create a miniature self contained world where the most sensitive small plants can be nurtured and enjoyed.