St. Erth

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A few weeks ago we took a trip to the not so far away garden of St. Erth in Blackwood. It is a beautiful old garden lovingly maintained and expanded by the champions of heirloom-seed – the Diggers Club. It gives a wonderful insight into the way that edible, decorative and native plants, flowers and trees can complement each other. I especially love the terrace of narrow vegetable beds with simple trellis for tomatoes and beans, espalier orchard and berry and herb walk. We left inspired and eager to dirty our hands with earth. I also took the opportunity to stock up on seeds for a spring and summer market garden – all old, nutrient rich wonderfully named varieties of leek, squash, zucchini, cucumber, pea, bean, nasturtium, comfrey, carrot and beetroot. Oh what harvests await us!

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