Weekly Newsletter - 14th June 2024

Posted by Lucy on 21st Jun 2024

News from the nursery:

This weekend we have a rose sale event on at the nursery with most of our roses reduced to mind-boggling prices. Find some of your favourite roses for just £9 each (5 for £40) or if you are after a bargain we have some mis-shape/clearance ones for £1-£4 (individually priced on labels).

We are proud supporter of the local Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) who are at the BBC Gardeners World exhibition this weekend. They have borrowed some of our lovely woodland plants to decorate their stand & encourage people to find out more about the wonderful work they do in the local area. You can find out more about BBOWT on their website or we often have one of the volunteers at the nursery offering advice & information.

Old Walter’s Meadow will soon be open again for you to wander amongst. It has been such a soggy start to the year that we have delayed opening it due to how muddy it is. It is starting to fill with some colour, most predominately the Ox-eye daisy & cow parsley with the odd cornflower and poppy. We will let you know when it re-opens for our annual Walter’s Nature Trail.

This week’s highlights: Lupins, heuchera, senetti, calla lily, hostas, Imogen’s alpine selection, phormiums, agapanthus, houseplants, lavender, foxglove trees, chionanthus virginicus & more.

Some jobs for the garden:
* Harvest the rain water (we’ve had a lot!)
* Deadhead roses to encourage more blooms
* Thin out fruit on trees to allow more sunlight & air around the remaining fruit

Wishing you all the best

Andrew, Liz, Lucy & Simon

P.S. Jack’s beans are now ready at the nursery (small donation to Restore or Mind very welcome) ?