Tuesday, 18th December 2018 05:19pm

Packet of small dark seeds on top of garden plan

The Cytisus scoparius (Broom) seeds arrived today! By the power of eBay I bought 50 for the princely sum of £2.02 from KYM Seeds. They need scarifying, and I’ll sow them in spring, so that hopefully the plants will be ready to plant in autumn.

Broom is a great nitrogen fixing pioneer plant, and makes an ideal nurse shrub ie a temporary shrub that is used to protect a newly planted tree. I’ll be using it in the Ornamental Forest Garden.