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2021 over and out – Westcountry NURSERIES

Service at Woolsery church

A yr in the past I assumed 2021 couldn’t be any worse than 2020. How flawed I used to be. Covid, the bug that by no means provides up continued to disappoint.

Christmas Markets

One after the other my family and friends have been pinged, remoted
and cancelled. Occasions which have been postponed for a yr have been delay for
one other 12 months.

Nonetheless I can’t be pessimistic. I’m decided 2022 will
be higher.

Recollections of higher instances in Vienna

New 12 months’s Resolutions

I’ve made some New 12 months’s Resolutions. Often I don’t
trouble however I really feel I ought to begin January as I imply to go on.

Decision #1

Don’t delay issues which must be executed. If there was a prize for procrastination I might win it each time. I’ve a ‘to do’ listing and it’s disappointing to see some duties seem on it for the third yr in succession. My motto will likely be ‘simply do it now’. Like paddleboarding!

The very first thing I’ll do is sit down with my Westcountry Nurseries catalogue and plan what to plant in my backyard. I undoubtedly need some new vegetation. Possibly Delphinium Blue Fowl or Osteospermum ‘Ice Blue’

Decision quantity 2

Develop my very own. I don’t simply imply runner beans and courgettes.
I need to acquire extra of my very own seeds
and grown my very own vegetation from cuttings.
I’ve made a begin on the seed assortment. Final autumn I rigorously shook seed
heads of my astrantias
and positioned them in envelopes. They’re now in my seed tin prepared for sowing. I
have Roma
which has bigger, silvery pink flowers and Florence.
Florence is uncommon because it has lavender pink flowers. The butterflies adore it.

Astrantia ‘Florence;
Campsis ‘Flamingo’

Within the spring I’ll take cuttings of Campsis
radicans ‘Flamenco’.
It’s a good climber which has good crimson
flowers from July to September.

Decision quantity 3

Geranium Anne Thomson

Be bolder with color.
All through lockdowns and covid isolation I’ve discovered pleasure in my backyard. The
vegetation have stored me grounded. I’ll now experiment extra with colors to carry
much more pleasure. I’m taking a look at geraniums.
has attractive double purple flowers. Equally magnificent is the colourful pink Anne

Lupinus ‘Masterpiece’

One of the best suppliers of color are lupins.
is a wealthy purple. Crimson
an excellent rose crimson. And, Manhattan
is purple and yellow. No matter color you’re after there may be
a lupin for you.

Decision quantity 4

Carry on high of weeds and pests. I at all times attempt to do that however
hardly ever succeed. 2022 will likely be totally different.

Decision quantity 5

No extra peat primarily based compost. I’ve practically given up peat
primarily based compost however generally, particularly with provide chain shortages it has been
arduous to get an eco-alternative. This yr I shall be extra organised and guarantee
I at all times have a lot in inventory.

Lupinus ‘Manhattan Lights’

Gardening ideas  

Leucojum autumnalis var Oporantha

Water overwintering pots within the greenhouse as soon as per week. Plan subsequent summer season’s purchases with our 2021 catalogue. Rake up any fallen leaves. Maintain a watch out for the information of bulbs which is able to quickly be rising.

#catalogue #lupins



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