Happy new year from The Walled garden.
We are now back open after our Christmas break. This is when all the hard work begins. Despite the near freezing temperatures there will be the some root growth deep within the soil and although average temperatures in January and February are very similar the light levels will certainly increase. This sends us a stark message to get moving as spring will not be far around the corner and there is an awful lot to do.
Ann has been busy preparing our propagation area in readiness for us to start sowing the first batches of seed for the season. Antirrhinums, Calendula’s, Erigeron and Bellis have all been sown and are now nicely tucked up in the warm.
The garden has been smartened up with new plastic composite edging laid to replace the rotten wooden version this has created neat edges to both aid the grass cutting and to be more pleasing on the eye.
There are plenty of plants on the nursery with an amazing fragrance. In stock we have Sarcococca (sweet box), Hamamelis (witch hazel), Daphne, Viburnums and winter flowering jasmine.
If you’re looking for colour then we have a vast range of primrose, polyanthus, cyclamen, pansy and viola’s all looking bright and healthy. For structure and form we have Mahonia, Cornus, Buxus, Fatshedera, Skimmia, Fatsia, Aucuba, Hellebores and a selection of Conifers and Grasses.
Our plant lists for January 2019 have now been updated and can be found under the Plant nursery heading. We will endeavour to update these monthly adding extra departments as they become available.
We look forward to seeing you on the nursery in the forthcoming year and wish you the best for the growing season ahead.