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Hot! Border Review

Hot! Border Review

Around this time of year we conduct a review of the Hot! Border to assess what might need to be done over the winter months and for the next year’s season. We ask if we still like all the species we’re growing? Are they in the right place, still? Will there be room for everything? […]

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Border Workshop Session 8

In May the traffic in the walled garden begins to build. Our Hot! border is a showcase for the Greenhouses.  There is still plenty to do. The Beschornaria is attracting plenty of nice comments. The bulk of the work is planting those tender annuals and perennials that have either spent the winter in the greenhouse or grown […]

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Border Workshop Session 7

Yay! Three of the Beschornerias are in bud. This time last year I wrote that we would lift them if they didn’t flower in 2017 but it looks as if the three year wait has been worth it. With the weather warming up it certainly looks as if the Cannas have all survived. The bananas […]

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BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 6

This month is our big seed sowing month. We experimented last month with coir modules and vermiculite as media but this month were going to be using good old-fashioned seeds compost and sowing into trays. Looking back through the greenhouses blogs there are plenty of posts about sowing seeds most recently by Tom here and from last […]

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BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 5

No theory this month: we’re moving on to technique. First of all we’ll be sowing some seeds. Mid February is on the edge for germination both in terms of temperature and in terms of light. With overnight temperatures often sub 5°C and with only 9 or so hours of light this is not really the […]

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