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March 2018 - Vagaries of Spring

The vagaries of spring were upon us, and there was not one day that the four seasons did not try and descend on us. This made nursery work very difficult both inside and outside the glasshouses. It was during this period that the majority of losses were sustained. We were using various methods to protect the plants. The photo shows Cyathea australis nodding to each other in their blankets of warmth outside.

A late dump of snow also tested our new outdoor growing area for our hardy perennials. This is the first winter that we have had the opportunity to hold plants in such an environment. It will be interesting to see as the season unfolds to see how plants fare! It has always been noticeable that plants held in plastic pots haven't the same ability to adapt to the cold/wet periods.

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