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    London.

    A plantarium - specially heated case for exotic tropical plants is seen (looks like a fish tank really). Various shots of glass carboys - large round bottles. A horticulturist got the idea for bottle gardens when he bought a large stock of the carboys. We see him planting small plants inside the bottle with the help of a teaspoon tied to a stick. Narrator states: "Flat owners have really started the craze for bottle gardens. That is because, apart from an occasional watering, it can decorate a home for months without needing attention."

    C/Us of plants inside the bottles. A ribbon is tied around the neck of one of the finished bottles and it is placed on a rack with lots of others. Narrator states that the bottle gardens may become a rarity as the carboys aren't made any more.

    Shoppers in a Piccadilly store admire the bottle gardens.

    Note: I remember my dad selling these at his nursery in the early 1970s! They were fab.

    Cuts exist - see other record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3815
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    321.10
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:40:00 / 01:38:28:00
    Canister:
    CP 533
    Sort Number:
    CP 533
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Superscrimper Garden Extreme Furnishings Extreme Furnishings
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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