Spring is on it’s way!

Posted on:
Mar 10, 20

Raspberry canes ‘Polka’ is a summer to autumn fruiting variety. Plant the canes now for large, juicy and tasty fruits from July to October.

The Rhubarb crowns ‘Timperley Early’ and ‘Victoria’ are ready for planting out now.

Despite the inclement weather, we have been busy at the nursery preparing for the spring season ahead.

It’s an exciting time at the nursery, especially in the propagation tunnel.

It’s lovely going in every day to see lots more seeds of all shapes and sizes have germinated. Even after all these years I’m still awe-struck by the magic of it all.

The sowing of vegetables, herbs and bedding plants seeds and cuttings of tender perennials will continue on the well-used propagation table for a few more months.

The first lot of seedlings and cuttings are nearly ready for potting up – sweet peas, tomatoes, hot peppers, marigolds, lobelia, cabbage, cauliflower, broad beans, snapdragons, cosmos….

Hard to believe that these little seedlings will be young plants in a couple of months and will be out in gardens, pots, hanging baskets, window-boxes, allotments…

The shrubs, climbers and herbs have been tidied up.

We have started working through our large selection of herbaceous perennials which are just poking out of the compost, tidying, dividing and potting up.

The bare root fruit trees and bushes, roses and herbaceous perennials arrive next week…..

LOTS of division and cuttings to do and of course, the inevitable weeding.

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