2010. This is the “Chinese year of the Tiger”. It is said that having a Tiger in the house is the very best protection against the evils of fire and burglary: now we have seven cats, I hope this will apply to us all at Hillview.
Lilian has semi-retired and is here 2 days a week, and at shows. Ingrid, John, Sarah, Edwina and Alice are still all here and Edward appears at various shows.
‘Grow your own’ gardening course
We will be planting a new, small vegetable garden at the top end of the twin tunnel to help inspire you to “grow your own”. John will be running a course one day a month, on the theory and practise of vegetable and fruit growing. Cost will include lunch and will be £15.00 for each all day session. Please ‘phone or look at our website for more details and syllabus (maximum course number is 15).
We will be levelling the slabs (weather permitting) so that walking around the nursery will be easier. We also hope to label all the plants in the stock beds and garden and the sales plants will all have a picture price label. We have had our conifers cut down so that the garden is more accessible. Please feel free to have a look around and if you would like to picnic, there will be chairs and tables available.
As usual, coffee and tea are available on a DIY basis, in the “New Shed”. The WC is also there and is suitable for disabled visitors. If it’s raining when you visit, we have umbrellas for you to borrow.
Hillview customer loyalty scheme
Sarah has started a customer loyalty scheme. It costs £5.00 to join and benefits will include 10% off purchases at the nursery and previews to our sales.