Pot Grown Perennials
The Container Manager, Gavin Erith runs a tight unit of approximately 2ha (5 acres) of container production. Beds consist of gravel over Mypex with concrete roadways/slab runways and polythene tunnels for winter protection.
Overhead irrigation is used and all run-off, drains into a large catchment pond. The majority of potting is carried out with a Javo potting machine (see right) for 9cm, 1 litre, 1.5 litre and 2 litre sized pots, supplemented by some hand potting when necessary.
Compost is delivered in bulk and incorporates 20% bark as well as Intercept for vine weevil and foliar pest control.