Drum Roll Please 

22 Aug

Crug Farm are delivering on Thursday! I’ve been shopping with a couple of other nurseries too: Burncoose, who I bought from a few years ago, and Junker’s in Somerset, who have been very helpful.

The previous garden was planted up without as much thought as I might’ve used. There were several different schemes overlapping one another, but the pell-mell nature of what i’d created was something I could nonetheless enjoy most of the time. A bigger problem was what the place looked like in Winter. If the evergreens had been better placed, they would have distracted from the mud, bare brick and lack of proper paths. As it was, during the colder months they seemed like so many spare parts strewn around.
This time, i’m getting hold of the big deciduous trees and the evergreens first. A few other things have snuck in there too though – I didn’t want to miss out on the Disporums whilst buying from Crug, for instance. The other disclaimer i’m laying down here is some of these won’t arrive until the Autumn. The Cunninghamia is in the ground at the nursery and is best kept there until growth slows and the soil is not so dry.

That said, i’m expecting –

Liriodendron chinense

Magnolias insignis, laevifolia and macrophylla 

Schefflera alpina and S. aff. chapana

Illicium griffithii 

Dendropanax trifidus 

Kalopanax septemlobus v. magnificus 

Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘Glauca’

Cestrum nocturnum 

Agave ovatifolia 

Blechnum chilense 

Disporum cantoniense v. y-tiense 

Disporum longistylum 


Oh my god I am so excited!


2 Responses to “Drum Roll Please ”

  1. Peter/Outlaw August 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    I’m excited for you! Hooray for new plants!

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