Here’s another set of photos that I’m afraid I’ve been rather tardy in posting: some snaps that I took on a flying visit to a very exciting, relatively new nursery that I first heard about quite recently (at Simon & Annetta Turner’s open day, in fact). You probably all know about it already: Jersey Cottage Nursery at Moulton Seas End, between Spalding and The Wash. It’s only been open a couple of years, since spring 2012. Apparently they’d advertised in this year’s NGS Yellow Book, which, typically, I failed to buy!
It’s a family-owned nursery, run by Steve Foster and his wife. They have a great range of unusual trees, shrubs, bulbs, succulents, grasses and perennials, as well as many of the good reliable old stagers. And the extensive display garden is unbelievable, particularly when you consider that it has all been created from scratch in less than five years. In fact, it’s such a recent creation that if you look up Jersey Cottage on Google StreetView, there is absolutely no sign of a nursery there at all, at time of writing! (See link at foot of page, which may or may not work – it’s a bit experimental! You may have to click on the “View Larger Map” link to see anything at all, and then use your browser’s back button to return.) Incredibly, the site was an old orchard as recently as spring 2009.
Check out the full story on their excellent and informative website. Amazing! And apparently it was all inspired by a fortnight’s holiday in Cornwall and the Scillies!
If my pics look a bit blurry, please click on them and larger, clearer versions should pop up separately. (Sorry about the copyright lettering on them, but some of my photos have been turning up unannounced and unattributed elsewhere. I hope it doesn’t spoil the impression too much.)