March News from the Nursery

March may be the official start of spring, but the weather shows little sign of agreeing so far, still more rain and gale force winds. We have had some nicer cold clear days and the sun when it shines is really gaining strength.
We have been busy potting up our plugs of rooted cuttings into 9 cm pots and with the longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures they are showing good signs of growth.
The mild winter has meant that many pests have continued to be active, especially in the protected tunnels. Aphids have been around since January, bad news for the plants, but good news for the birds, although the blue tits seem more interested in feasting on peanuts at the moment!