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What a time to start our blog

Charles Warner

It is the 10th of October 2011 and it's time for Quinky Young Plants to begin a blog. I guess the first thing to do is to introduce mysef. My name is Charles. I am the owner of Quinky Young Plants and I have never written a blog before. If you have found this then my guess is that you have bought one of our plants in a Welsh garden centre. If so please allow yourself a little round of applause and a heartfelt thank you from myself and my small team. My intention in writing this blog is to forge a connection between ourselves and the people that buy and use our plants. Sometimes I might rant and rage at things that are not related to horticulture at all and sometimes I expect I'll go on about the trivia of life in a small business such as what music we have been listening to and what wildlife we have spotted around the nursery. Most of all I want to share the ups and downs of our little horticultural business so that you, our customers can see that behind our products there are real people working away to bring you the best plants that we can grow and working with a passion that you wont always find in larger concerns.

So this morning, although the nursery is still wreathed in darkness and the wind is buffeting the polytunnels. I am all full of caffeine and I can't wait to get potting to fill the nursery right up with the plants that will adorn your garden in the spring. While we do this (if I get my way which is rare) we will be listening mostly to my new "other Lives" album which is filling us all with a kind of wonderful autumn melancholy. We will be potting ornamentals in 9cm pots using our peat free potting compost but we might pot herbs later if we get a chance.

We would love to hear from anyone that has bought our plants and we can answer any questions that you may have about them or about how they are grown.

If you want to see how the nursery is looking just click on the following links.



We look forward to hearing from you


Charles warner

October 17, 2011
11:30 am
Thank you Tarni and well done for spotting the deliberate spelling error which is now fixed. A prize to you if you spot the other one.Looking forward now to Wales/Australia. Could be interesting

Tarni James

October 17, 2011
10:20 am
love love love the imagery of your words, but can't help myself from correcting your spelling! Caffeine with an 'e' a the end! Xxx Plants look amazing!

Charles Warner

October 17, 2011
10:10 am
Good to hear from you Clive. How are you?

Clive warner

October 15, 2011
8:51 pm
Nice one CW love the pics from CW phillp island oz


October 10, 2011
11:58 am
Hi Charlie
Good to see you in your natural habitat! And to hear about your passion for what you do. Looking forward to hearing your playlists too! I'll trade you blog insights.
PS Our spring Charlie-plants are looking fat and ready for the winter. Especially the rosemary. Bring on the roast lamb...

Dave F-M

October 10, 2011
9:47 am
"Wreathed in darkness" is nice... Not sure I'd like the wind buffeting my polytunnels, however ;-)

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