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What they say...

…hedges and fences at every turn …lines of beauty achieved by long observation, hard thinking and the craftman's hand in this little world where reason and romanticism come happily together.
Steven Desmond. Country Life.

Desperate Plea! Boxes!

We spend many hours collecting boxes from a number of sources for you to take your plants home in. It is an enormous help therefore if you can provide your own boxes and moreover a sure way of becoming a favourite customer! Many thanks.

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Graham's Blog

Believe it not, today (Saturday20th October) is our last opening day of the year. Our annual sale of plants over the last two weeks has gone very well but there are still a wide range of plants left so, who knows, we may see you today. The garden is remarkably still holding itself together.

I think all gardeners are of the opinion this has been a pretty tough year made particularly so by the dry months of summer. Perhaps not so bad as 1976 for those of you who can remember but bad enough. Liz Strangman of Washfield Nursery for whom I worked said of that year that people simply gave up gardening and stopped going to the nursery. By mid June of this year with no rain in sight and the garden beginning to deteriorate we began to prepare for the same scenario. thankfully, you the gardening public saved us by continuing to pay visits and for that as always, we thank you.

Thanks to Paul and Hannah too who struggled through those wretched hot days to keep things shipshape and to Lucy for the noble act of watering the nursery every day through the drought, to free us for other duties.

Well, nearly done and dusted as they say. But not quite. People ask us what we do in the Winter months. An awful lot is the answer, the cuting back of the garden alone taking 2 months. There is much propagation to do while it is still warm and the final landscapiing of the Byre, which many of you have been following, in readiness for opening next year.

Some of you may have also seen the article in 'The English Garden' in September on Lucy and myself and what we get up to in winter. My handling of beautiful knife blades has become a second passion these days and at the invitation of the Garden Musem ( I have been invited to sell my knives at their show 'Beautiful & Useful' on Sunday 18th Novevember. I'll be trading under the name of 'Well handled' - well, what else did you expect!

Our thanks to you all once again for you valued support and see you next year - or perhaps even today!