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    Broxbourne, Hertfordshire & Wisley, Sussex.

    L/S of a great looking English landscape (could be a garden?) in springtime. Lovely field, a tree, river, little bridge... Cut to a heavily bloomed tree - looks like cherry blossom. M/S of the two men digging hole around a tree. They are horticulturists, says voiceover and they take care of plants.

    Several shots of people working on different plants, most of them in pots. This is nursery in Hertfordshire, which specialises in growing house plants. Several shots of plants on shelves, pots on the floor... Great high angle shot of the plants being placed into a tree trunk.

    C/U shot of a great unusual looking plant with red flowers. C/U shot of a little green plant in a pot. M/S of a woman wiping Croton's leaves with solution containing some milk - it imparts a healthy gloss. C/U shot of woman's hand wiping the leaf.

    Man wearing a suit is seen holding a pot with a plant, looking at it. He gives it to a younger man saying something. Younger man puts the pot on shelf. Older man is Mr Thomas Rochford, the owner. Young man takes some water and waters the plant. Beautiful top shot of a plant being watered - leaves in the middle are red and it looks as if there is a red flower on it - strange. Several C/U shots of different flowers, they all look very pretty.

    M/S of the two men carrying a big bushy plant with pink flowers (rhododendron) into a shade filled with plants. They are in Royal Horticultural Society's gardens in Wisley, Sussex, preparing the plants for an overseas exhibition which should encourage export of British plants. Several shots of the horticulturists working. Plants are great. M/S of a man wrapping the yellow rhododendron's flowers in paper. C/U shot of man's hands as he works. Several shots of people carefully putting plants on the lorry. M/S of the truck as it drives off.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:00:26:00 / 01:03:38:00
    CP 229
    Sort Number:
    CP 229
  • Appears in...

    Trade & Industry
    Flower Industry
  • Stills

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

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