New pond plants will also be added over time. A couple of ducks have already been spotted checking the pond out, plus a sparrowhawk spent some time in the area recently. A great wildlife habitat in the making.
Lots of old, dead and sad looking plants have been heavily pruned now, to open up the site. The hedgerows still form the central skeleton of the plot, but more light and air now circulate throughout the growing area, the new pond area and, importantly, the new lunch-spot.
The seeds have now all gone into trays and are putting on fresh growth. The growth has been so strong that we have filled one and a half beds full of seedlings that have been transplanted from the trays already.
They are growing on tenaciously, despite the vagaries of our Spring weather, including lately, a 50-60 mph wind which snapped a large bough from one of our field maple trees. The seedlings, well watered from ample downpours, continue to grow, even during the coldest May i can recall.
The nursery, although windblown, is looking very productive and lush with fresh Spring growth. Another month or so and all the beds will be full of young transplants...and the collecting will begin again.