A little embattled with this years’ drought and weather conditions, but this is the latest little garden that I’ve been involved with. Everything is container grown given the patio space, with hastily thrown up pallet-shelves to try and add a bit of vertical gardening into the mix. We’ve got some truly monstrous Partenon Courgettes, Rainbow Chard, Kelvedon Peas, Purple Tee-Pee Beans – and this year also a host of wilder cousins; Yarrow, Vervain, Echinacea, Huauzontle ‘Aztec Broccoli’ and Orach purple salad-green. A lot for a tiny space – but not many plants of each, so requires a lot of tender (somewhat anxious!) care.
I love how particular every garden is, every year. Gardening isn’t just an exercise in optimism, it’s also an exercise in attention.
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Once again, you lucky few, it is time for the obligatory legume post.
About a month late this year [no laughing at the back] because WINTER OF DOOM. But the ball is now rolling with Broad Beans sprouting (resisted the urge to plant a billion Broad Beans this year, y’see – learnin’); Sweet Peas on the up; Suspicious Peas in the black; and now for the rest of last year’s bean haul. All of the above seeds were saved from our little plot, thanks to the wonderful advice and curation of the Real Seed Collection – who are absolutely great, and apparently grow down the coast from us!
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