Along with the bluebells you can see another plant which is far less welcome, Ivy. A splendid plant in its own right, it has taken to blanketing the ground, almost attaining the status of a weed. Control is by pulling it out by hand, which is a backbreaking activity. But for as long as we leave it on the trees and fence for the Holly Blue butterflies, we will accept a little ground cover.
We are now starting on a big repotting exercise for the show season, many of the plants now ready for sale are four years old and the compost is starting to compact. By repotting the plants we can be sure you get the best plants possible.