Weekly Newsletter - 7th June 2024

Posted by Lucy on 21st Jun 2024

News from the nursery:

The allotments & grow-your-own patches are rapidly growing now the ground has warmed up. You can support your beans with bamboo canes tied to create a framework. If you haven’t got your veggies yet (or the slugs have eaten them) we still have some at the nursery but not for long. Most tomatoes are now £1 ? Simon is growing each variety of chillies in pots on our patio so we’ll keep you updated on how they grow…if there are too many chillies they’ll have to be made into chilli jam or sauce. If anyone has any good recipes please share?.

We have an update about Jack’s beans…it has been a successful year this year with lots of little bean plants sprouting. We will have some by the till if you wanted to pick one up to grow at home. We would love it if you could make a small donation to Mind or Restore for the bean. You can see the story of Jack’s Beans here.

For those of you asking about tree ferns & looking to add a tropical feel to your shady area, we now have some lovely larger ones for sale in the nursery. You’ll find them at the top of the nursery near the polytunnel. Just ask for Simon or Lucy for any advice on buying one.

This week’s DEEBEE is a bougainvillea for just £2. An attractive tropical climbing shrub that produces flowers with brightly coloured papery bracts. It belongs to the four o’clock family (Nyctaginaceae). A great addition to a warm greenhouse, sunny windowsill or conservatory (can go outdoors during the summer).

This week’s highlights: Dahlias, salvias, hostas, calla lily, houseplants, tomatoes £1, senetti, lupins, alpines, herbs & more!

Some jobs for the garden:
* Pinch out side shoots of tomatoes
* Check the water levels in your pond & add water plants to add habitat for wildlife
* Start picking sweet pea flowers…the more you pick the more flowers you get!

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) ?