Category: From the Nursery

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Its All Happening Now!

It’s Sunday morning before you read this and I’ve had my little walk around the garden it was a bit nippy out there. I was happy to see that one of the spring flowering clematis isn’t just growing up the Photinia ‘Red Robin’, but across the honeysuckle too and with lots of blue fat flower…
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Spring is Here!

Spring is such a wonderful and exciting time of year in my garden, the daffodils along with many other bulbs still have buds or flowers and the pulmonarias, epimediums, brunneras, ranunuculus, mukedenias, primroses, erythronium are just beginning to flower too! The anemone blanda and Chionodoxa luciliae known as ‘Glory of the Snow’ have gone mad,…
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A Garden Evolves With Time!

When I look back at when I first started tending my garden there were no plants in it, just a square in the centre of overgrown lawn and the rest of it was soil and rubbish. It was a sunny garden though until the late afternoon when the two great poplars at the side and…
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A Spring in my Step!

It doesn’t take a lot of sunshine to put a spring into my step, so I was out in the garden this Sunday morning before you read this enjoying my snowdrops, hellebores, first crocus and looking for other signs of whose coming. Seeing the garden looking a untidy from the fallen twigs and small branches…
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Sunny Flowers!

It felt a little sad on Sunday morning seeing the flowers on Winter Jasmine looking a little washed out and faded, but that was short lived after my morning walk around the back garden where I could see some little golden yellow winter aconite flowers with more lots more to follow. There’s also several groups…
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Gardeners’ Question Time

Join us in the Four Seasons Coffee Shop for our Gardeners Question Time. Our Plant Area Manager, Anita, will be joined on the panel by several experts talking about plants and gardening & to answer all your gardening questions.Included in the ticket price is your choice of hot drink and a fruit or cheese scone,…
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It’s been a busy Year!

I hope you have all had a good gardening year in 2016, for me it’s been exceptionally busy because I took on an allotment plot. I’ve wanted to have a go for years but always had a reason not to. After some researching on the internet of various ‘no dig’ methods I decided that I…
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The New Woodland Corner Project!

Rhodendron ‘Albert Schweitzer’ has gone from the woodland back corner! I decided to take him out and build a curved screen to hide the space at the back with the wildlife hotel, dove house, dalek compost bin and sacks of leaves collected from the garden, to include a flower bed at the front with the…
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So much to look forward to!

It’s been a pleasant Sunday morning before you read this and as usual I’ve enjoyed my walk around the garden observing closely at what’s going on. The bulbs are sprouting up everywhere garden now, it seems like a race between the snowdrops and iris reticulatas with the crocus closely behind. The spring snowflakes, Leucojum vernum…
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Planting for Early Next Year!

Only the deep pink/purple coloured Cyclamen hedrifolium are still blooming in the woodland garden apart from a solitary white flowering one that has sneakily appeared under my seat and its little flowers seem to be stretching their necks out to catch a glimpse of the sun. The Cyclamen coum are leafing up and are dotted…
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