At this time of year we are thinking ahead to the coming season and getting ready for all the seed sowing, pricking out, potting on, as well as all the other exciting jobs that come up as the days get longer, promising sunshine and the summer to come.
Here on the nursery there are a lot of plants that we have been growing on for a year. These, as well as the thousands of tender plant cuttings that we took last summer, will be planted out in the garden with the arrival of the warmer spring weather. These plants need to make the most of the little light that they get in the darker months of the year as it is vital for the process of photosynthesis, to make the food they need to grow. Hence the spring cleaning!
The polytunnels are cleaned using a length of loosely rolled shade netting. A rope is tied on either end to give us something to hold onto, and with the help of a ladder the netting is draped over one end of the tunnel.