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Corseside update..April


By sandra


Well im just loving this sunshine…:-)
as you can imagine we are very busy here at the nursery. The boys are all out landscapping but the girls are home from uni….

this was the last of the ‘gold’ from the stables.

Julian has planted MORE tomatoes in this bed now.

I don’t work them all the time this is Jack after work tonight…

we have a small camp/glamp site too. its all nearly ready now. first guests arriving a week saturday so plenty of time for finishing touches.

my favorite plant today is this sarracena. I treated myself to it last year at the Narberth plant sale. it dosent smell very nice but like i care….lol i’m so delighted with it. 3 huge flowers and another smaller one comming behind.

with all the local plant sales coming up the plants are lining up ready for market.

this is the list of tomato plants we have…Rosie did it for me, i love her handwriting.

with all this going on and no open day again this year the weeds are winning in places…

so i just dont look there..and if u have blinkers on it all looks perfect….lol

hope u all getting and enjoying this sunshine

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Lovely set of pics Sandra ...
Corseside is looking good :o)

20 Apr, 2011


thanks Terra ..the sunshine makes everything look better..:-)

20 Apr, 2011


Yes... I guess Wales has had more rain than further East ?
Are you having to water lots of plants ?

20 Apr, 2011


the hose pipe has been very busy was up around 22 degrees today with very little wind. the beach are full of holiday makers making the most of it...

20 Apr, 2011


The sunshine is lovely, but I am worried about the weeks of dry weather .... gardens need the rain ...

20 Apr, 2011


i dosent take long for them to start to suffer,,do you have to water all your lovely flowers?

20 Apr, 2011


They are working well for you Sandra, smiling as well, with all those plants I`d say those extra hands are much appreciated, it all looks good and they do say a weed is a plant in the wrong place,lol.
We haven`t had any rain for weeks now, I`ve already had to top up the water butts for my greenhouses and am only cutting the lawns fortnightly instead of weekly, I`d sooner have a green lawn a bit longer than dried up and yellow.
Hope you do well at the markets.....

20 Apr, 2011


Hello! This looks like a lovely happy place to work, hope the plant sale goes well for you, they look like very good healthy plants!

20 Apr, 2011


What a lot of work you must have to do at this time of the year, Sandra. I hope you manage to have a rest sometimes.

Happy Gardening and Good Luck with your plant sales.

20 Apr, 2011


Good luck with your plant sales. You have a terrific variety of tomatoes; most I haven't heard of. You can never have too many tomato plants, can you? I want to plant at least 15 of them this year.

21 Apr, 2011


Your place is looking a picture. Love the last two shots. Sounds like it's a very busy time of year, but it also sounds like you're enjoying it. So many plants piled up for the plant sales ... I bet they go like hotcakes!

Your Sarra flowers are just stunning! That is a wonderful display. Your glamp site is looking all glammed up and ready for your visitors. I have no doubt they will enjoy the weather and the lovely surroundings.

21 Apr, 2011


thank you so much for your encouraging comments....its is hard work but its great to have all the family to help.
the sarracena flowers have just been soo exciting to watch budding sur they must be an aliens species...

21 Apr, 2011


What a lovely blog ... love the pic of the girls 'muck-spreading' in their red trousers ... how on earth do you keep on top of all the propagation ? Oh yes ... I see on the chalkboard that I'm a 'hardy, old-fashioned favourite'! I've been called some things in my time ... lol! : o ))

21 Apr, 2011


I'm glad you have flowers on your saracenia. Mine has died lol.
Isn't the weather glorious :o)
Never mind the weeds You can call it a 'wild garden' lol

22 Apr, 2011


thanks Shirley and Hywel
sorry about your sarracena Hywel ..:-(

22 Apr, 2011


It cost £5 lol I may try another sometime.

22 Apr, 2011


i resisted the first time i saw one for sale as it was ten pound.....but a year later when i had the chance again i couldnt resist. i have been looking at seed but thats not cheep either but i think i'm going to give it a go.:-}

22 Apr, 2011


I didn't know you could get seeds. I think I'll have a look out for them. It would be interesting to grow them from seeds :)

23 Apr, 2011

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