With opening day, May 5th, approaching fast final preparations are well under way in the Nursery. Having overflowed from the potting area we have now filled 1/3 of the main green house with our annuals and perennials, though we still have many more to come before we open.
All of the shade netting is now in place, this reduces the strength of the sun and the potential heat, which last year reached of 50 degrees centigrade. With help and advice from our suppliers we have been able to reduce the growing rate of the plants to improve their robustness and give them a longer flowering season.
We have also added a new notice board behind the till area to inform the customers of our new website and any special offers we may have on. The team are all looking forward to learning the new web based till and ordering system, training begins in April. They have also been learning how to propagate cuttings and to remove any discolored leaves and early flowers. Things are looking good for the new season.
One last addition to the gardens is the building of an ornamental flower bed built from recycled tires. This will feature a frog overlooking lily pads planted with a variety of white lilies surrounded by meadow flowers and poppies.