Wednesday 27 February 2013
It is a fifteen minute walk up to the nursery along the Jubilee Walk at the near side of the lake. There are quite a few very early flowering Rhododendron magnificum (up to 18 metres, so they truly are magnificum) and Rhododendron protistum (up to 10 metres) in full (pink) flower along this walk. Another very early flowering one on the path is R. Fulgarb, blood red flowers but due to its early flowering it is only suitable for sheltered gardens. We don’t meet a lot of visitors along this walk but it is well worth a visit.
Everything has started into growth in the greenhouse and polytunnels so we were potting on Fuschia ‘Leys unique’, Limonium sinuatum ‘Sky Blue’, Agaves ‘Americana’, Fascularia, and Sisyrinchium ‘Sapphire’ from one inch pots to two and three inch pots. It is very satisfying to see rows of re-potted plants at the end of the day.