Spring has sprung

Whilst writing this, the sun has just come out after a huge downpour of rain. The conifers are sparkling in the sunlight and the Camellia heads are hanging with the weight of the raindrops. It is amazing to think that we are at the beginning of March already and new season perennials and alpines are now ready for sale. The winter season has generally been very mild with only a couple of frosts, so plants have been emerging from their dormancy early this season.

We are pleased to welcome Sue Applegate to our team who will be taking over running the plant retail area from Sarah. Sue has a vast knowledge of plants and will be happy to help with any questions and advice. Sue trained at Seale Hayne Agricultural College and has worked at other nurseries and garden centres in her career gaining much experience in plants.  She has been a lecturer at both Yeovil and Bridgwater Colleges.  You may have heard one of her talks on Peonies and Irises that she presents to many gardening clubs.

We are also glad to welcome Jean back for the spring and summer for what is her 6th year with us.

We have a good range of David Austin and Wharton’s roses available to buy, including standards. We also have primroses, pansies and violas to brighten up spring tubs and baskets.

Roger Eavis