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By sueb


It’s been a month since I returned to work in the nursery. Lots of things have been happening wile I was away. At the moment we are just finishing sending out the last of the potted Dahlia orders. Their was a major catastrophe early in the year over seven and a half thousand rooted cuttings were lost in one night due to the failure of the greenhouse gas heater giving up so we had to start again. New hot beds were installed and at the moment we are three weeks behind schedule and catching up fast.
Last week I began the task of cleaning the perennial and shrub beds weeding top dressing and fertilizing all the plants. The nursery is situated out in the countryside we are surrounded by farms and have a great abundance of wildlife
In August the Dahlia Field is opened to the public so everywhere has to be in tip top condition We have a large field with over 300 different varieties of Dahlias Nick the man who owns the nursery is obsessed with Dahlias and it’s starting to rub off on to me!
We have also been visited by Gardeners World Magazine and there is going to be an article about Dahlias in the August edition our Dahlias….Look out for that!
Nobody escapes our passion for plants at the nursery we have a gardening club for children run by one of the local ladies. They have great fun on a Saturday morning they grow fruit veg and flowers and learn about recycling and the environment, It’s the next generation of GoYers!!!

I will add photo’s of Dahlias in a day or so !

Weston Spanish Dancer


One of the stock areas

Nick at work !

Part of the Dahlia Field

Stock moves intothe sales area

Childrens gardening club area

Birds in the plant area

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Great blog Sue, i look forward to the next lot of photos :)

14 Jul, 2009


what a wonderful place to work sue,u must enjoy ur job pics look great look forward to next set of pics!!!:~))))

14 Jul, 2009


Thank you Louise1 and Mobee Yes it's a great place to work and The owner is a great guy to work for he let's me just get on with it!!!

14 Jul, 2009


Thanks for your blog Sueb I bet you are in your element working there? :o))

14 Jul, 2009


What a lovely job you seem to have got Sue. I wish I'd done something like that. I'll be looking out for the Aug G World Mag now.

15 Jul, 2009


oh well done on all accounts
what a terrible shame to lose all those cuttings but congrats on the catch up

and what a fab idea with the children

x x x

15 Jul, 2009


wish I was working there.....

19 Jul, 2009


Thanks AA ~I'm very lucky

20 Jul, 2009


yes I would love to work there aswell, and the dahlias are so nice, glad that they are showing the children about gardening, think more places should be doing it, teach them about beauty instead of fighting

20 Jul, 2009

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