Keeping Busy (And Warm)


I wanted to share with you a snapshot of my current role helping with the propagation for the Formal Garden. As you can see from above this is our nerve centre for the whole operation – our Propagation House.

The photo was taken this week and shows a selection of what is going on right now. On the bottom left we have started sowing some of our seeds, in this case Pelargonium ‘Inspire White’. In the centre of the bench at the back you will see a cluster of pots – these are our cuttings. And on the right side of the bench is the start of our potted on cuttings which will be used in this years summer displays. The larger pots around the edges are our stock plants which we keep warm over the winter to encourage new growth which we then take as cuttings.

So its starting to get a lot busier in the Prop House. I’ll continue to take cuttings to ensure there are enough for the borders and pots but it will really get going in April when we sow the rest of our seeds. Apparently there are 10,000 to be grown this year.

And as an extra bonus its always warm in the Prop House on these cold wintry days.

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