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Horticulture

The year at the Poppleton Community Railway Nursery 

 

January

The year begins with preparation for seed sowing in late January, for the summer bedding plant sales.

February

By mid February repotting and dividing stock plants is in full swing.

March

In March the plug plants begin to arrive and need tender care to grow them on into saleable plants.

April

April means all hands to the pump to get seedlings pricked out into their growing containers and the production of hanging baskets and various planters.

May

May means time to sell everything. We aim to have bedding plants ready by the first week of May, and we hold many sales at this time of the year to move them on.

June

In June the sales continue and late sowings of seeds are still being pricked out and much potting takes place.

July

In July we draw breath and use the time to maintain the nursery stock.

August

In  August we begin in earnest the propagation of shrubs and perennials.

September

September means bulb planting for Christmas, the hyacinths need to be in by the 15th so they have the required time to force them into flowering condition.

October

In October we gather everything tender together into the shelter of the greenhouses to protect it from the frosts, and we begin to prepare the Christmas decorations.

November

By November this steps up a notch and at the end of the month the hyacinths have to be lifted from the plunge beds and put into bowls.

December

December means sales, sales and more sales.