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What they say...

The different textures, tints and tones gives this garden a real depth and quality that changes constantly.
Andy Sturgeon. The Guardian Weekend

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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For details of our annual sale, see Events page


Graham's Blog

My apologies to those of you who follow my infrequent blog. The last, just deleted, was written in April and concerned the plight of our Nightingale. It never did turn up, the first time in 20 years but at least we were compensated with a succesful brood of Swallows and there charming twittering and elegant flight really kept us going at the tail end of the drought. They still rally as a family flying over the nursery but with all things seemingly early this year we suspect they will be packing their bags soon and heading back to Africa. How remarkable!

The gardening talk of the year since May has of course been the drought we all seem to have suffered - well over 2 months worth. Its effect on the garden was very dramatic and sorted the men from the boys. We practised a slightly haphazard method of watering choosing the worst hit areas of the garden with a regular dose of one hours water through a sprinkler. It didn't penetrate root systems but our aim was to keep plants alive and that it did. The Nusery which was watered on a daily basis, sometimes twice has never looked so good and my thanks go to Lucy and Hannah for keeping up that task. To Paul too for the early start he has made on cutting back the meadows and the multitude of other jobs he does.

Our focus of attention will now turn to our charitable opening day to be held on sunday the 16th of September in aid of the Eastbourne and District Samaritans and details will be published soon on our home page. We all know about the great work of the Samaritans so do come and support them at this event.

The drought at last seems to be over and whilst August and September will produce some 'heat' we hope you are are now better able now to enjoy your gardens with the burst of fresh growth and flower it seems to have produced. Even the grass is green once again!