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Well as most of you know I took a Heitus well here's why, Some of you know I am a horticultrist well I mainly do Nursery work.
I started a new job this year so and it has been very hectic, so far the nursery has just produced over 9000 plants. The nursery supplies the small garden centre with plants. So it has been a busy year and still not finished growing yet, we dont have any heat in there we only use what the sun gives us. The nursery tunnel it 20ft wide and 84 ft long.
Mainly grow hardy perrenials and slowly getting lots of nice stud/stock plants of strange and weird and rare plants, as well as doing a few little annuals on the side.
Also slowly produceing a few of my hybrids as well.
All plant are mainly grown from cutting divisions and seed but also from plug plants from a uk suppilers.


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Looks great I hope it goes well for you!

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It all looks remarkably neat and tidy.

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Yes i am very much on keeping everything neat and tidy, so i can easily take stoke and check all the plants.
We are 90% organic they only chemicals we use is nippon ant gel that are in reusabel ant traps so that only anit can get in there and fugal spray if there is an out break of powery mildew.
So i make sure all plants stay and neat an clean so i am able to provent any outbreaks so I dont have to spray any chemicals.


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Well, you can give us all the tips, Chris!
I propagate a small number of plants each year for sale at my open days but it is so hard to squeeze them into the greenhouse, what with all the lovely plants I'm growing just for myself. lol.

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very, very tidy!

I to work as a horticulturist/gardener, currently at glamis castle, and my prop house/cold fames aren't any where near that clean, then again i've got 4 acres of walled garden to maintain for the public so that takes priority...

I'd like to maybe swap some plants if you have interesting herbaceous material on the go?



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very, very tidy!

I to work as a horticulturist/gardener, currently at glamis castle, and my prop house/cold fames aren't any where near that clean, then again i've got 4 acres of walled garden to maintain for the public so that takes priority...

I'd like to maybe swap some plants if you have interesting herbaceous material on the go?


That sounds like a great job, but I do prefer production side more than maintanance side lol.
I will defo be intgrested in swaps weather we have anything your intrested in or weather privet plants I have your intrested in we will have to discusse further. It dose take a lot of time keeping everything tidy in the nursery and keeping on top of the plant area to as well as the rest of the sight. But i love it the tunnel gets fully cleaned once and, some plants get cleaned daily so it dosent take that much time but once or twice every few months the tunnel looks like a bomb has hit it when plant get moved out for sale.

Hi Racheal If i can answer any of the questions I will.


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The spirit with which you write is charming.It takes me back to when I first started out. Good luck with this venture and enjoy all that lies ahead. Tough times their will be but they will be outnumbered by the determination and willingness to succeed.Learn to propogate in a proffesional mode ie take a tray of 84 cuttings with no losses and you will be on the road to success. I have propogated over 200,000 cuttings of most plants so if you need advicefeel free to contact me via email.
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blondie wrote:
airconednightmare wrote:
very, very tidy!

I to work as a horticulturist/gardener, currently at glamis castle, and my prop house/cold fames aren't any where near that clean, then again i've got 4 acres of walled garden to maintain for the public so that takes priority...

I'd like to maybe swap some plants if you have interesting herbaceous material on the go?


That sounds like a great job, but I do prefer production side more than maintanance side lol.
I will defo be intgrested in swaps weather we have anything your intrested in or weather privet plants I have your intrested in we will have to discusse further. It dose take a lot of time keeping everything tidy in the nursery and keeping on top of the plant area to as well as the rest of the sight. But i love it the tunnel gets fully cleaned once and, some plants get cleaned daily so it dosent take that much time but once or twice every few months the tunnel looks like a bomb has hit it when plant get moved out for sale.

Hi Racheal If i can answer any of the questions I will.


It is indeed a great job, I get to do a bit of everything, prop, weeding, veg gardening, growing grapes for the queen etc but it's the garden design and plantsmanship which really does it for me. there's nothing like growing and propagating plants and then getting to arrange them into a planting which gives people pleasure. If i had a nursery, i'd never want to sell anything! just swap things until i had everything, which is of course impossible...

we don't need any hedging plants at the moment, just herbaceous perennials and maybe some smaller shrubs for shade.

what i have to offer is also largely herbaceous perennials, i'll get a list of what we have put together.


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What sort of temperature has the tunnel been through the winter ? Have you used any form of heater ?


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Dan wrote:
What sort of temperature has the tunnel been through the winter ? Have you used any form of heater ?


There is no heat what so ever in there it only heats up when the soon heats it up. I have had the inside freeze but not the pots the water but had about a couple of mill of ice but that was it but we have been lucky in the mild weather to be honest .
The coldest I would say would be about -1 would have been the coldest so far.


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