It’s been a while

It’s been a while

Somehow, Easter 2015 is almost upon us. We’ve been sweeping, weeding, tidying and generally sprucing the place up because we’re opening for the year on Good Friday, 3rd April. We’ll also be open on the Saturday and on Easter Monday, from 10am to 3pm on those days. We have a selection of bulbs, including dwarf narcissus, tulips and crocuses, as well as new peonies, Dicentra spectabilis Alba, drumstick Primulas, Bergenia, Camelia, Pulmonaria, Erysimum and some hardy Palms. We hope to see you then.

Regular readers will have noticed our blog posts rather tailed off last summer. I wish I could give you an exciting reason but no, we didn’t win the lottery or anything like that. We just had too much on to keep it going. 2014 was a great year for us and the nursery was very busy, so writing up the blog got pushed further back down the list of things to do.

2015 is going to be different – we’re going to devote more time to writing and publicising the blog, and hopefully keep you up to speed with the exciting things we have in store.

One of the things we did get finished last summer was the installation of a solar powered irrigation system. We have no mains electricity on site, so we needed to come up with a system that relies on renewable energy. We’re lucky that our son is a keen design engineer and so we put the whole thing in his capable hands.

If you are of a technical persuasion, you can read about how he designed and created the irrigation system on his blog. Without giving away the ending, his system works perfectly and has saved us a 2-3 hours a day during the height of the watering season.