This week I’m talking with Jack Willgoss, who along with wife Laura, runs Wildegoose Nursery in Shropshire where they hold the Bouts collection of violas. The collection comprises over 160 varieties and includes some favourite varieties which date back to the 1800s. Jack talks about his collection, the different types of violas you might come across and how you can best grow them in your garden either in the ground or in containers.
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What we cover
The Bouts collection of violas
How many species of viola there are
The history of violas in cultivation
Viola growing conditions and feeding
Violas and scent