Archive for May, 2010

The state of May

Saturday, May 29th, 2010


Macro & micro

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Around our plot and beyond the walled garden, nursery beds are being prepared by Sarah Price and Noel Kingsbury for a meadow flower mix, the first stepsĀ of their development of an extensive new garden landscape at Hadspen. Below, garlic and red orache on our plot and alliums by the pond.

Crimson flowers

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

crimsonbroadbeanflowerThis is an old variety of broad bean, the Heritage Seed Library reports a mention as early as 1788. The last four seeds were saved and donated to the library in 1978 by Rhoda Cutbush from Kent.

Egremont beauty

Thursday, May 20th, 2010