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Achillea ptarmica ‘The Pearl’
Acorus calamus
Acorus gramineus variegatus (Variegated slender sweet flag)
Acorus gramineus Ogon (Golden variegated slender sweet flag)
Ajuga reptans
Alisma parviflorum (American water plantain)
Alisma plantago-aquatica
Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)
Anemonopsis californica
Angelica archangelica
Astilbe pink (False goats beard)
Astilbe white (False goats beard)
Athyrium otophorum okanum
Athyrium niponicum ‘Metallicum’
Baldellia ranunculoides
Butomus umbellatus ‘Schneeweißchen’
Butomus umbellatus (Flowering rush)
Calla palustris (Bog or Water arum)
Caltha palustris (King cup or Marsh marigold)
Caltha palustris alba (White Himalayan marigold)
Caltha palustris plena (Double marsh marigold)
Camassia esculenta ‘Quamash’
Camassia Leichtlini ‘ALBA’ (Common camas lily)
Canna Durban
Canna Golden Lucifer
Canna Pretoria
Cardamine pratensis
Carex acuta (Slender-tufted sedge)
Carex grayi (Mace sedge)
Carex muskingumensis (Musk sedge)
Carex panicea (Carnation grass or Carnation sedge)
Carex pseudocyperus (Cyperus sedge)
Carex riparia (Greater pond sedge)
Colocasia Esculata
Cotula coronopifolia
Cyperus alternifolius (Umbrella palm)
Cyperus longus (Sweet galingale)
Dactylorhiza majalis praetermissa
Dryopteris erythrosora
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis palustris
Equisetum fluviatile
Equisetum hyemale
Equisetum Japonicum
Equisetum robustum
Equisetum scirpoides
Eriophorum angustifolium
Eriophorum russeoleum
Eriophorum vaginatum
Eupatorium cannabinum (Hemp agrimony or Dutch agrimony)
Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta Magnifica’
Fritillaria meleagris (Snakes head fritillary)
Geum rivale (Lemon Drop)
Geum rivale (Water avens)
Glyceria maxima (Reed sweet grass)
Glyceria maxima variegata (Variegated reed sweet grass)
Gratiola officinalis
Gunnera magellanica
Gunner Manicata – Pond Plants – Giant Rhubarb
Hippuris vulgaris
Hosta abiqua ‘Drinking Gourd’
Hosta for. ‘Patriot’
Houttuynia cordata ‘Boo Boo’
Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’ (Harlequin plant)
Houttuynia cordata ‘Plena’ (Orange peel plant)
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides variegata (Crystal confetti)
Hydrocotyle vulgaris ‘Nova Zelandiae’
Hypericum polyphyllum ‘Grandiflorum’
Iris ensata
Iris ensata ‘Lady in Waiting’
Iris Ensata ‘Rose Queen’
Iris Ensata ‘Snow Queen’
Iris Ensata ‘Sparkling Rose’
Iris ensata ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Japanese clematis iris)
Iris kaempferi ‘Mottled Blue’
Iris laevigata ‘Snowdrift’
Iris louisiana ‘Black Gamecock’
Iris louisiana ‘Mare Gare’
Iris pseudacorus
Iris pseudacorus ‘Berlin Tiger’
Iris Siberia
Iris Setosa
Iris versicolor (Blue flag or Poison flag)
Iris versicolor Kermesina
Juncus effusus
Juncus effusus var. spiralis (Corkscrew rush)
Juncus ensifolius (Flying hedgehogs or Beaver dam plant)
Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia fulgens ‘Queen Victoria’
Lobelia siphilitica alba (White lobelia)
Lobelia siphilitica (Blue lobelia)
Lobelia vedrariensis
Lychnis flos-cuculi ‘Nana’
Lychnis flos-cuculi (Ragged robin) alba
Lychnis flos-cuculi (Ragged robin) pink
Lysichiton americanus
Lysichiton camtschatcensis (White skunk cabbage)
Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping jenny)
Lysimachia nummularia Aurea (Golden creeping jenny)
Lysimachia punctata Alexander (Golden candles or Golden spire)
Lysimachia thyrsiflora (Tufted loosestrife)
Lythrum salicaria
Lythrum salicaria Robert (Loosestrife)
Marsilea quadrifolia (Water shamrock or Upright water clover)
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Mazus reptans
Mazus reptans ‘Albus’
Mentha aquatica (Water mint)
Mentha pulegium (Pennyroyal or Pudding grass)
Menyanthes trifoliata (Bog bean)
Mimulus cup. ‘Red Emperor’
Mimulus guttatus (Common monkey-flower)
Mimulus ringens
Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’
Orontium aquaticum (Golden club)
Peltandra undulata (Green arrow arum)
Petasites albus
Petasites hybridus (Butterburr or Umbrella plant)
Phragmites australis (Common reed, Norfolk reed or Phragmites communis)
Pontederia cordata (Pickerel weed)
Pontederia cordata ‘Alba’
Potentilla palustris (Marsh cinquefoil
Preslia cervina
Primula capitata
Primula elatior
primula japonica
primula oxlip
primula vialii
Ranunculus flammula
Ranunculus ‘Hederaceus’
Ranunculus lingua Grandiflorus (Greater spearwort)
Rumex sanguineus (Bloodwort or Wood dock)
Sagittaria latifolia (Duck potato)
Sagittaria sagittifolia
Saururus cernuus
Saururus chinensis (Chinese lizards tail)
Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’
Schizostylis-coccinea-Mrs hagerty
Scirpus cernuus (Fibre optic plant)
Scirpus lacustris tab. ‘Zebrinus’ (Zebra rush or Schoenoplectus lac. Zeb.)
Scrophularia auriculata (Water figwort)
Sparganium emersum
Sparganium erectum (Branched bur-reed)
Stachys palustris (Marsh woundwort)
Thalia dealbata (Powdery alligator flag or Hardy water canna)
Trollius chinensis ‘Golden Queen’
Tulbaghia violacea (Society garlic)
Typha laxmannii
Typha minima
Veronica beccabunga (Brooklime)
Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Crowborough’ (Arum lily)
Zephyranthes candida (White rain lily)

Nursery Construction

Once the cover was on the nissen huts (these used to be the old Lightning School and Raf Regiment training rooms) the plastic is cut and pulled tight.

Here is a video taken by Kristian.s.Bristow photography:

To the left of the nissen hut we needed another tunnel we were running out of space for our plants.  When we first started in Market Rasen we had a range of smaller polytunnels we asked Andrew to merge 10 of them together to make one large tunnel.

New Andrew tunnel and gravel was starting to be lay.  Construction completed January 2018.

Nursery Construction

Brookenby Business Park is the old RAF Binbrook.

RAF Binbrook was opened as a Bomber Command station in June 1940 during the Second World War home to No. 12 Squadron RAF which operated between 3 July 1940 and 25 September 1942 before moving to RAF Wickenby. The squadron operated the Vickers Wellington Mk II and III. Another squadron to use Binbrook before 1942 was 142 which initially operated between 3 July 1940 and 12 August 1940 with the Fairey Battle and left for a short time before returning on 6 September 1940 and going to RAF Waltham on 26 November 1941. The squadron used the Battle until November 1940 before switching to the Wellington Mk II.

RAF Binbrook closed in 1942 for the installation of three concrete runways, reopening in 1943 as home to No. 460 SquadronRoyal Australian Air Force. Post-war, Binbrook was home to a number of distinguished RAFbomber squadrons, notably IX12101 and 617, all four of which were there for more than a decade.[5][6] The airfield saw the start of the RAF’s transition to jet bombers with the arrival of the first English Electric Canberras.

We have been developing the nissen huts into greenhouses, we also are restoring several buildings for our packing and offices.  The work started July 2017.

The task was not easy considering the state of disrepair:



First task was to remove the rubbish then to remove the tin from the roof:

As quick as we were making space we were filling it with plants:

Once the tin was removed we then went about the very difficult task of covering the nissen huts in plastic:

This process is happening slowly as we are doing the work ourselves but it is changing every week.

Pond tasks for autumn

Pond maintanence is important at this time of year to ensure that you have a healthy pond for spring.  During the windy month of October the leaves start to drop from the trees.

Task 1 – Remove leaves from the pond surface, before they drop to the bottom as this can increase the amount of nutrients as they start to rot altering the gentle eco balance within the pond.

As we head towards winter many of the spring and summer plants begin to die back.

Task 2 – Trim back the pond plants and divide where necessary preventing decaying material from entering the pond.

Task 3 – Remove any blanket weed and remove where possible silt from the bottom of the pond.

If you placed any floating plants on the pond now is a good time to remove them such as the water lettuce and salvina natans are not winter hardy.

Quality growers of pond plants, from lilies to bulrushes, from floating plants to deep water.