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November 2018 - Winter Projects

There is always a question at this time of year to decide what fleecing is required for both inside and outside half hardy plants. 

The large outside Cyathea Australis' that are unable to be brought inside are heavily fleeced. All smaller Cyathea species; Mefullaris, Cooper, Dicksonia and Squarrosa are brought inside to a cool glasshouse. All remaining tree ferns are crown fleeced.

There was also a management decision this winter to not use the gas heating as it is neither cost efficient nor sustainable. Some ingenious methods of fleecing were therefore concocted over fleecing the plants susceptible to freezing.

Janet did her final run of cuttings as light levels were fading. Grant started the task of putting the plants in alphabetical order; over which there was much debate over how this would be achieved.

Towards the end of November we changed out the planters at Dunhills. This included ferns, grasses, astelia for structure and bulbs for spring. More on this job can be found under landscaping jobs

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