23 October – Late October Newsletter

Spring seed collecting…

Hello everyone,

I thought I’d let you know there are just a handful of places left at this week’s KITCHEN GARDENING DAY:  FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER. 

This time of the year sees much frenzied activity, and the fun of collecting seed (for next season) is just one of the topics we’ll cover on Friday.  I so enjoy watching the progress as flowers turn to pods, then green pods dry to fragile, faded, papery brown husks; eventually spilling seed out of each beautiful, perishing case….

I have about half my summer veg in the ground so far, and the espaliered trees are all in fruit – there are tiny apricots, peaches, cherries & plums to be nurtured. Fruit fly traps are out (I have a new invention!).  So there will be much to see and learn.  Whether you’re beginning a Kitchen Garden from scratch, or just want to be sure you’re on track for the season, we have a lovely day planned.  The topic of shade will be right up there too: as temperatures continue to skyrocket then plummet – the hot days are a timely reminder of what lies in store. 

So if you would like to take up one of the last few remaining spots on Friday, please click here for further details and the booking form.  Linda and I would love to see you.
Also, there are about 5 places lefts for the ‘COUNTRY GARDENS, COUNTRY HOSPITALITY’ Book Launch with HOLLY KERR FORSYTH on Friday next week, 2 NOVEMBER.  If you would like to join us for what I anticipate will be a rather delightful day, please click here.

With best wishes to all,