Well done to all those Olympic competitors what a great medal tally and across such a wide range of sports. I’ve paid up my next season’s hockey subs so still hope for a Tokyo appearance, just need to keep taking the hormones and the transformation will be complete. What is particularly nice to see is the acknowledgement that all the support teams are getting, it takes a lot more than the individual stars to complete a successful campaign so well done to all those unsung hero’s too. Maybe we can take some inspiration along with us on the nursery harnessing that team effort, attention to detail, hard work and innovative ideas to make an exemplary success of what we do. There’s always hope.
I have to be a bit short this week as I have all the rest of the day and evening to get the nursery computers up and running again. The existing pair have been misbehaving for ages and I had bought a couple of bigger ones months ago but couldn’t face the torture of the setting up so they have sat in their boxes waiting for that big day. Well one computer limped badly this week and before it died completely and left us in the lurch I bit the bullet and started on the new installation on Friday afternoon. So here we are on Sunday with both new ones half going after the usual frustrations of nothing going simply. Email’s are working just at the moment hence getting the lists out now, just hoping that by the end of the day we are operational for the new week. I’m sure it will be fine, they are designed to be plug and play after all. Bearing in mind the above, if you do send in an order this week and don’t hear from us please do chase us up just in case you have disappeared into the ether! I’m sure you will find us full of excitement and joy.
It least it’s a holiday weekend coming up, so loads of rest and relaxation all round I’m sure. Have a good one.
A few more buds appearing on a few odds and ends of fresh stock as we race towards the autumn..
Plenty of buds are showing on our mini garden Chrysanthemum range. There will be masses to follow of these non-frost hardy stunners. Tight compact plants with very dinky flowers in a great colour range.
We still have Erigeron karvinskianus at the moment, in bud and flower. This one blooms for an age, I’ve got one outside the back door that has been in flower since March and still smiles at me every time I shuffle past.
A widening range of Asters are appearing with more and more bud and colour showing and the rest won’t be long away. We have several new varieties, many mildew free/resistant (ageratoides and frikartii types) and we are working on some techniques for earlier flowering batches for next year.
We have a fresh batch of Persicaria amplex. Taurus with bud showing but not a large number available just yet. Some of the summer potted Achillea are showing bud as they bulk up before their winter rest.
There is also bud appearing on the Anthemis varieties, pretty yellow daisies. Charme is a new compact variety with numerous small flowers which flowers for an age.
Wooden box collections
We will be making a concerted effort to collect up a few wooden trays over the coming weeks before things get too damp and cold so if you have any needing collection just drop us an email and we will add you to the list of destinations. If you are a long way from Winchester it may be easier to stack them on a pallet and we can get a carrier to pick them up, drop us a line and we can let you know the best way. It may take a while to get round everyone as we are a bit short of drivers etc with the holidays etc but we are on the case.
Win some medals, from all at Kirton Farm Nurseries