I made a socially distanced visit to Colin Moat, the owner of Pineview Plants, at his nursery at Wrotham Heath on 11/11/20.
Colin is, of course, well known to many of the HPS Kent group gardeners and organises the Plant Fairs Roadshows.
2020 did not start well for Colin, as his nursery was hit by more than one winter storm suffering extensive damage to the main polytunnel, but with the help of friends rallying round he eventually got things up and running, only to be knocked back again by the consequences of the Covid-19 virus in the community. However, a switch to mail order selling plus visits from various gardeners has helped keep the operation running
The nursery specialises in plants for shade, with an impressive selection of Epimediums and ferns on display along with a large selection of other hardy perennials.
After the storms hit in early February 2020 (above)
Happier times now that the polytunnel has been reskinned, the plant displays have been raised up, and the work benches have been reorganised
The nursery is not open to the general public, but may be visited by appointment.
Colin may be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Dyer 14/11/20