rain, slugs & a present from Rosie Rose

beans 2013So, despite the rain and the cold and the slugs… the beans are in. As are the tomatoes, florence fennel, courgettes, squashes and lettuces. Also more lettuces and a new row of celery, courtesy of my friend Julia. In fact, there are now precious few spaces for anything more to be planted. Amazing how fast the ground becomes filled. I always underestimate the eventual spread.


A surprise new addition has been a lovely present from Rosie Rose in Spain – from her wonderful secret garden which includes 100 different tomato plants, mostly heritage varieties! It looks like a delicate miniature pink agapanthus, smells pungently like a cross between wild garlic and pongy onions and will, I hope, take comfortably to its new home alongside the red sorrel.

Rosie’s huerto includes a fabulous ancient olive tree around which she and Paul have planted a delicious little garden. If it had been exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show it would certainly have won Gold!

About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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1 Response to rain, slugs & a present from Rosie Rose

  1. Rachel says:

    How nice it all looks hp and I do like to think of Rosie’s plantlets taking root in Farnham!


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