1986 Rowen Nursery,Chobham.

         A Year in the life of         
  Mr. & Mrs.Kennett - Horticulturists  
     Mr. & Mrs.Kennett live and work at
 Rowan Nursery, Chobham.Their nursery  
 is four and a half acres in size and  
 is a County Council smallholding.     
     Their work is to grow and sell    
 plants;bedding plants,perennials,rock 
 plants and flower blooms.They are     
 wholesalers,that means they do not    
 sell flowers to the public but to     
 markets,local shops,garden centres;not
 just to local shops but as far as     
 Oxford and even Covent Garden.        
     The plants are grown in huge glass
 houses,they have four of these,and two
 plastic covered tunnels.Some of the   
 flower blooms are planted into the    
 ground,but pot plants can be grown on 
 benches and put into soil specially   
 delivered from Cheadle, Staffs, in 16 
 ton loads.The soil is 60% peat,20%    
 

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