Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a Hampshire garden. I've been growing veggies since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Some traditional varieties and old favourites as well as new ideas. I share my garden with my allotment assistant Daisy the Labrador. On Twitter as @MatronsVeggies

Thursday, July 10, 2014

More from Hampton Court

 This was such a striking and novel idea for a show garden from Ocean Spray... a pond full of cranberries!
 Grown mainly in the USA these little berries are harvested in water. This was a really striking display at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Show this week.
 I particularly loved this display from Seeds of Italy.  A collection of accordions displaying a variety of Italian vegetables.
 Will you still love me Tomato? or Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Zucchini...
 or how about growing your own curry?  An interesting selection of fresh curry ingredients from Plants4Presents. Grow your own, turmeric, cardamom, ginger, chilli or curry leaves. Fascinating.


At 10:20 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

The Cranberry lake was also a show garden at Bloom in Dublin, they explained about the harvesting method too which was fascinating.
Do any of your purple Royalty beans disappear as they are so close to the pavement?
May I use your pic of the accordions as a lot of my friends are musicians, with credit to your blog?

At 6:26 AM, Blogger Matron said...

Peggy - Paolo at Seeds of Italy also refurbishes accordions as a hobby. These were the ones that could not be saved! His website here;

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Mark Willis said...

Yes, those displays are eye-catching because they are so different! And don't rely on Hard Landscaping... :)

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Julee Gray said...

Very interesting thanks for sharing x

At 8:42 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Just absolutely magical - those cranberries are stunning! xx


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