What else would a plantaholic's dream be but to be surrounded by so many beautiful plants, hundreds, if not thousands of wonderful plants. And that's how it felt when we paid Plantaholics a visit last time we were in Cornwall.
Cornwall Plantaholics is a family run nursery business that supplies several other plant outlets as well as their own little shop a few minutes away from their propagation greenhouses. Their operation is mainly plant propagation from cuttings as well as growing from seeds. I was intrigued by this nursery when I first spotted them selling some Agave bracteosas on Ebay a few years ago. At that time this plant was a rarity (and to a degree it still is) and to see someone selling several of these at that time made me think that there is something more special about this seller. And I was absolutely right when we were given a tour of their propagation area.
We were warmly welcomed by the lovely owner Jane and several of her family members who showed us around the nursery. What struck me at first was the sheer scale of the place, I was initially expecting that it will be a much smaller operation but was pleasantly surprised to see it much, much bigger than I thought and the diversity of the plants that they propagate. And equally as impressive is the general tidiness and how organised the nursery is, considering that manpower is kept to a minimum with most of the work done by Jane and a few of her family members only.
|The lovely Jane showing us around|
|and other succulents, just a few of what they have!|
Jane is a true plantaholic, knowledgeable, passionate, and truly enthusiastic about plants. We had a great time touring the place, getting an insight into the operation of a nursery supplying other retailers, and talking lots and lots about rare and unusual plants. And speaking of rare, unusual, and exotic plants, there is no shortage of these in her nursery.
|Agave ferox (variegated)|
|Camellia sinensis (variegated)|
Definitely a place I'm looking forward to visiting again when we're down in Cornwall, especially as a plantaholic ourselves, we're always after plants that are extra special, and they certainly have some of them :-)