In 2007 we were granted permission for development of the nursery site in three ways.
The potting shed has now been extended by 7 metres towards the river, in the same style and with the same lines as the existing shed. It provides space for packing orders, separate from the potting area, and allows staff to meet away from the busy office. There is also a small room used mainly for design work.
A new entrance has been constructed, avoiding the original tortuous route through the riding stables, and therefore much safer. The route is partly along the line of the old railway to Polton, and the track will be screened by new plantings of trees. The trees planted when the nursery first moved to the site have grown well, and already provide an attractive and effective screen when viewed from Polton. The aerial view in the picture shows the bare site a few years before we moved in, and the approximate locations of the new developments are marked.
Permission has also been given for new polytunnels, continuing the existing row along the river, where they will be screened from Polton Road by the mature trees. How many of these tunnels we will actually need to acquire is not known, but meanwhile we have planted more trees, so that they will have minimal impact.