Episode 151: Violas

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

Violettas 

Pruning violas

Viola growing conditions and feeding

Hardiness

Violas and scent

Viola colours

Propagation

Edible flowers

Links

www.wildegoosenursery.co.uk

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