Way way way back in June last year I wrote about taking part in the project to restore the Nottingham Catchfly to the place it was first recorded, Nottingham Castle. As with the nature of most things in the last eighteen months or so, the planting out date at the castle could not happen when first hoped so the plants had to hang on a bit until it was possible.
This meant I had to overwinter the plants I had successfully grown from the seeds I had been sent. This was a bit nerve-wracking as I worried I might fail to keep them alive and so not have any plants when planting out was allowed. Thankfully this was an unnecessary worry, they sailed through the winter quite happily.
I was so pleased to be able to grow these plants for Nottingham Castle. The castle is now open after being closed for three years to enable a massive refurbishment project to take place; I need to go and visit my plants to see how they are progressing.(for they will always be my plants to me) (and yes, of course I will recognise them...... well, maybe......) You can read more about the Nottingham Catchfly project here.