Walberton Nursery’s Technical Manager, David Hide, who was recently invited to write for the RHS magazine ‘The Garden’ has had an article published in the April edition. The article describes a number of techniques used for the division of a range of popular garden perennials and is designed to encourage the gardening public to make the most out of this spectacular group of plants.
“I have a background in plant propagation and have always been fascinated in the number of different ways herbaceous perennials can be increased and so it was great to be asked to write for the RHS. Here at Walberton we concentrate in bringing new varieties into the market place in large numbers which is not always possible when utilising the technique of division only. Many of our exciting introductions such as Bergenia ‘Appleblossom’ or Leucanthemum ‘Real Galaxy’ are either micro-propagated or raised from soft wood cuttings. This allows us to bulk them up faster and so gets them to the gardening public sooner”.