Friday, 2 August 2013

Garden + Biomass 6

I know I shouldn't be, but I am bored with all the chaos this is causing now. I want to 'play' in the garden but its either too crowded or too hot.

Anyway, my friend and I went out for one of our summer holiday 'jollies' yesterday. She is a teacher and during the summer we go out to various garden centres, craft places etc. We have a few favourites which include craft and garden together. We have both been rather busy, so yesterday was our first outing and we found a new place, just outside Bradford-on-Avon. Westdale Nurseries which grows Bougainvillea and reguarly shows at Chelsea. There reception was covered in awards. How I never knew about them I have no idea, but I do now. There was also a lovely teashop, old furniture shop and a really lovely small garden centre which grew some of my type of plants.

At Westdale they had some amazing plants from small to huge. I already have some which I have successfully grown over the past  few years. So I chose this one as I love the variegated foliage.

After a rest and a drink and some Lemon Cake we went to the nursery, and the plants where gorgeous, I noticed some Datura that had a Brugmansia label on them. When I pointed this out to the owner, he raised his eyebrow and agreed they where Datura and asked how I knew the difference...... so I told him lol!!!

We had a lovely time and I spotted some very large Aloe underneath a display table, so I asked how much? they had very obviously been there a long time as there where quite a few really large ones £5
I chose this one as I loved the trailing succulent that covered the pot.

This morning I noticed my Gloriosa has flowered, I am thrilled as it has been out in the garden for awhile now.

Its now growing up the trachycarpus and looks rather good i think.

Meanwhile back with the Biomass, getting the boiler round via my neighbours proved to be a challenge

This is the new, insulated store that will hold the hopper and bags of pellets. Which hopefully will be disguised by the plants we plan to plant in the planter next to it.

A proper brick support for our waterbutt and an add on planter beside it.

The work continues.......

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