We are on holiday in Goa (January) as I write this, hence the picture. It’s good to be away from the news of Brexit but we will know only too soon what its consequences will be. How it will affect horticulture is anyone’s guess but we will continue to grow and sell plants from the nursery, via mail order, at shows and at sales.
2018 was a challenge for Gardener’s with too much “weather” but we all seemed to manage to grow something!
We seem to be increasing our stock of auriculas all the time and now have ? Varieties for sale and ? Stock varieties. They didn’t like last summer as it was far too hot but most have recovered well with fewer losses than we could have hoped for.
After 23 years we have retired our lorry and bought a newer one which means we can bring even more plants to the shows!
John’s National collection of Acanthus has only increased by one variety, Acanthus montanus: Acanthus greuterianus seems to be thriving so we will be propagating it on a bigger scale this year.
Many of you will have met our lovely collie Maggie. Sadly, she died suddenly last year (cancer) and we now have Gin and Tonic, 2 Black and Tan collie sisters. They are trying to be good but are still very young. Dog training is going to happen as soon as we get home.
We look forward to meeting you or renewing old friendships with past customers, at the nursery, at shows, through mail order, at talks and at our Rhs partnership days at the nursery where we love to pass on knowledge about plants.
Each season gardening clubs visit the nursery when we show them round to give an insight on how we do things (or come for tea and cakes).
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help you out with anything. If we don’t know the answer, then we probably know someone who does.
All the best for 2019, Ingrid, John and Sarah.
We still give talks and are happy to have groups here, either to look around or to have a talk, or both, with coffee and cake provided.
Just enquire. (01746 716 454).
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We are available to give talks on the following subjects and if we have enough notice, can tailor one of our talks to you needs/situation, or create a new talk for you. We use a digital projector and can bring our own equipment and plants for sale if you wish.
1. Plant Hunting on Holiday
2. Herbaceous perennials
3. Plants for Autumn colour in the garden
4. Propagation (practical)
5. The Dry Garden
6. Primulas and Auriculas
8. An exploration into the world of the Acanthus, including history, influence and other plants in the Acanthus family
9. Bulbs for the garden throughout the year
10. Trees for smaller gardens
11. Plants for wildlife
We are happy to receive daytime or evening visits from gardening clubs, etc. There is room for a coach to park at the end of our lane (by pre arrangement with the farmer) and we can give a talk, guided tour, provide light refreshments or whatever else you may need.
Just give us a call for further details. 01746 716 454.