There’s no work like hard work!

Wednesday 27 February 2013

The Chain Gang lifting stones (no, we didn’t have to break them) in the walled garden at the nursery. This very large, long bed has been rotovated, stones removed and is going to be used for planting out little Rhododendron plants which have been sown from seed. Patience will be a necessity.


The Chain Gang lifting stones (no, we didn’t have to break them) in the walled garden at the nursery. This very large, long bed has been rotovated, stones removed and is going to be used for planting out little Rhododendron plants which have been sown from seed. Patience will be a necessity.

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.

Jill

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