Gardening Group North
The September meeting of the group took place on the 8th in the garden of Sue George who lives on Honeyborough Green. Those who follow the groups’ exploits will know we visit some very diverse gardens each having its own element to please the most discerning gardener. Having seen Sue’s entries in the Horticultural Show I knew she had a mixed garden, some flowers and vegetables, however, what a delight awaited us. The ground rises away from the house, another immaculate lawn surrounds a flower bed with herbaceous plants, borders run along the side and rear boundaries beyond which is open countryside. The garden also has a vegetable growing area, it was interesting to see a row of beans to include the Barlotta variety which looks cheerful with its flat pods splashed with red which disappears when cooked, this may either be treated as a French bean or when mature the beans are used as a flageolet type, multi-purpose for the small garden! The garden is bursting with plants, a lovely Evening Primrose grows in the border and is striking with its’ pale yellow flower heads. Closer to the house are mature apple trees absolutely laden with fruit, not only did we leave with memories of a lovely afternoon spent in a charming garden where we sat in the sunshine but, for some, with a bag of apples!
Penny Thomas 8th September 2016