A Trip To Redpath

by John Hamilton

On  Sunday 27th June, a group of members consisting of Kennedy McQuiston, Ian Donaldson and myself accepted the kind invitation of Jim Mihulka to visit.

A warm welcome awaited our arrival and Jim's garden and greenhouse were well worth seeing. Jim has recently put up a new aluminium greenhouse and is now well on the way to mastering the challenge of a new growing environment. 

Jim grows both pot plants and cut blooms, his pots were looking good and should produce another excellent display at this years show. They were grown in a special custom built area and looked as if they were thriving in the environment created for them.

The main part of the greenhouse was filled with single stem plants being grown for cut bloom exhibition.  The light airy conditions have produced short jointed plants that should produce some very good exhibits. Jim has his plants set up to be displayed to their maximum advantage.

The final part of Jim,s greenhouse was devoted to propagation. This area has proved to be difficult this year and some discussion ensued about the best methods to ensure success.

The final part of our visit consisted of enjoying the sunshine and watching some of the wild birds that frequent Jim's garden.

Both his garden and greenhouse reflected the hard work Jim has undertaken and were a credit to him.