Chapel Street; galanthus,crocus and signs of Spring. (13)

The A17 is an intensely horticultural road; the flat fenland fields are of sprouts and cabbages. Last Sunday  driving to a garden in Lincolnshire, many of the fields were yellowing not with wintering vegetables but rows of daffodils and pickers bent over double. As I turned off left onto the A52, the level landscape soon … Continue reading Chapel Street; galanthus,crocus and signs of Spring. (13)

Ballymaloe Cookery School Garden; a horticultural delight (*)

Last week I decided to celebrate the arrival of my Senior rail card by hopping over to Cork with for a two night stay at Ballymaloe (http://www.ballymaloe.ie/). Forgive me if I wander from the 90 but it is such a special place. Having arrived in the sunshine it was a wretched day when we awoke … Continue reading Ballymaloe Cookery School Garden; a horticultural delight (*)