On The Nursery

It’s almost the end of January and things are beginning to move here at the nursery.We have lots of seedlings germinated and growing on in our greenhouses,here are some sweet and chili peppers whch are slow growing and will not be ready for planting until May;

We have many plants flowering under glass including Cyclamen, Primroses and these Streptocarpus;

We also grow cut flowers here and this batch of scented Lily longiflorum will soon be ready for cutting;

As always at this time of year we have two regular and welcome visitors in our glasshouses and tunnels, Robins and Blackbirds are busy looking for food especially when we have a spell of cold weather.Robins tend to keep a friendly but respectful distance away from people  but the Blackbirds are fearless and you have to be careful not to step on them!

A friendly but cautious robin

Outside ,many bulbs have come to life and we have Irises,Snowdrops and Daffodils flowering in pots – Hellebores are coming to life slowly although this current spell of cold weather will probably slow everything down again.

miniature daffodils in pots

For gardeners and nurserymen also, this is the time to make plans and think about the season ahead, what new plants to try out and whether there are lessons to be learned from last years successes and failures.If you have any ideas or tips I would be glad to hear from you.

 

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