Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Lower Kenneggy Nurseries Rosudgeon
One very foggy afternoon last week , my good friend and I took a left turn down a little country lane , somewhere along the main road to Penzance , opposite a pub called The Coach and Horses ....the sign said " Lower Kenneggy Nurseries "
My husband would never go this way , fearing that the track would become narrow , go on for miles, no passing places , no where to park or turn around and in this fog get confused by the Cornish Piskies etc .
My friend being far more adventurous , however said " Dont worry about it ! " and took the plunge .
We needn't have been worried at all . It isn't very far along the lane and there is plenty of space to park and turn around . And look ....what an intriguing place !
The fog made us feel like we were exploring in the Amazon Rain Forest .
A beautiful greenhouse welcomed us in .
Rare and spiky plants !
On the other side , lots of lovely scented Pelargoniums .
The Scented Pelargoniums and especially the Lemon Scented Pelargonium has been around in my life since my childhood days . Mum always had one on the kitchen windowsill along with the Buzzy Lizzy , Tradescancia , Spider Plants , African Violets and Rubber plant cuttings . I love them and these things are getting hard to come by now .
Is it that people dont share their plants by giving or swapping cuttings anymore ?
I cant seem to find these once very common house plants any where .
Some of these Scented Pelargoniums can survive outside here in the far South West of Cornwall . They make a lovely house plant , giving off their fragrance as you brush past them .
They were all there , mint , chocolate , pine , lemon . I could not believe my luck , as I have been looking for Pelargonium " Lady Plymouth " for ages ...and there it was , and at a sensible price too .
A very happy Lower Kenneggy Nursery bee !
I just adore these dangerous plants .
Outside you can walk around and explore the different types of even more exotic and rare plants . I especially love the ferns .
If you love the more unusual plants then you must come and visit this sweet and friendly nursery .
The gentleman owner didn't mind me taking photos ..I do always ask first .
We came away from here very happy with our new plants .
We will definitely be coming back .
Here is the link to The Lower Kenneggy Nurseries web site , where there are far more superior directions to get there , than mine ! Lol !