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Ballerina Waxcap

Last year you might have read my blog about the different types of Waxcap fungi we have here in the Formal Garden. Wonderful Waxcaps The only one I didn’t have a picture of was the Ballerina Waxcap. I was really … Continue reading

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Tree Fern Update

Several weeks ago I wrote about adding four tree ferns into our Tropical Fernery and how they looked more like logs than plants. I now have to admit that they look stunning and are attracting a lot of attention and comments … Continue reading

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Spring Babies

We’ve been busy this last few days pricking out just over 6000 spring bedding plants in preparation for next spring. There are a mix of pansy, viola, polyanthus and wallflowers which will make a fabulous colourful spring display enhanced with 8500 tulips and daffodils. All of … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

Last week a call came over the radio to let us know that a delivery of plants had arrived and much to my great excitement I realised it was our tree ferns (Dicksonia antarctica). We used to have some tree ferns in … Continue reading

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Plant of the Moment

Every day we get asked ‘Can you tell me the name of this plant please?’ Of course we are more than happy to help, but there are certain plants in the garden which really seem to stand out. Im hoping … Continue reading

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On The Move

As a continuation from my last post with regard to my warm and cosy nerve centre in the propagation house, I have now moved onto our larger, milder glasshouse. We keep this glasshouse at a minimum overnight temperature of 8 degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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