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This Week at the Nursery 11/01/2016

Over the past couple of months everyone has been working flat out to get the bare root roses potted up and sent out. This is still ongoing as the roses were late going dormant and we are still receiving them from the growers.

We are pleased to see that the roots from the trees that were removed, had not pierced the clay cap in the pond. It has continued to fill up with the constant rains and is close to bursting the banks at one end! Perhaps we ought to start calling it a lake! The planned rill is most definitely needed! Spring is not so far away now and planning and planting of  the banks will soon be under way.

pond


The unseasonably warm weather has meant that our gardens at the nursery have been in constant colour. The sweet peas kept going right into December with virtually no dead heading required. The calendula, although a little leggy now, are happily producing a never ending supply of oranges and yellows. 

calendula

And the roses... have not stopped even for a minute! There have been constant blooms of cheerful colour since last spring. As wonderful as it is to have flowers in the garden at this time of year, It is about time that we began to do a little cutting back and some general maintenance to the beds as the weeds have continued to grow too! 
Over the next few weeks we will begin to lightly top the roses and shrubs and clear away the annuals that are still lingering on. 

The spring bulbs of Iris, crocus and narcissus that we potted up and planted out back in the Autumn are now poking through. Some much more than others. For example the Iris are already around 30cm.

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