Our recent spell of really hot weather has been brought to an abrupt close with very heavy thundery showers, which have certainly watered all our plants well and saved us an immense amount of time every day. The warmth has also made the plants in the polytunnels put on a lot of growth, and new batches emerge almost every day. It's certainly worth making a regular visit to the Growing Nursery, because there's always something new to see.
This season we have already noticed a great increase in visitor numbers, which is very encouraging, as we all work extremely hard to make the experience a good one. With our new entrance display on the Indian cart, new signage and leaflets, hopefully we are becoming more visible and better known. We believe that our homegrown perennials are second to none, and it is great to hear that the word's getting around!
We also appreciate any feedback about your experiences of our plants in this area (or others for that matter!) or any comments on how we could improve.
Please ask a member of staff if you do not immediately see what you are looking for, as we could have it in the tunnels, or be growing it later. You may be surprised by the number of people who say "I'm glad I asked".
At the time of writing, we are preparing for our stand at 'Countryfest', held at the Westmorland Showground on the first weekend of June. Combining our own perennials with outdoor living, gifts and a Kadai Firebowl cooking demonstration, the weekend should go well, weather permitting of course! This is the latest show in our summer long series, where we appear on stands of varying sizes at events around the county. We're hoping to see and speak to as many different people as possible. From as far south as Chorley and as far north as Penrith, and places in between, we look forward to meeting a lot of new friends this year!
Alyson Woods, Nursery Manager