Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 29th August, 2020)
Walled Kitchen Garden
A ghost within a gateway,
salt walled grained of mind,
chicken wired framed of fabric ,
disguised the haunts we find.
Marked through weathered seasons,
like troubled fates that grow,
reminding of once footsteps,
that only each can know..
Garden walls and an iron gate leading into a 'secret' place, full of interest and character.
"Haigh Woodland Park". It's the PLANTATIONS!
I have very happy memories of the walled garden. I can remember choosing some vegetables that had just been picked by the volunteer gardeners, leaving my donation in a box. Some places are just special and timeless.
Haaa! The lure of an open gate. I can’t resist the temptation of an open gate. It seems to speak to me and say “come inside, you know you want to. Just poke your head around the corner and take a peek”. “Who knows what treasures you may find inside, but you’ll never know if you pass me by”
Dennis, another good P a D, I remember climbing up the wall , hanging over to pick pears and apples, naughty I know but it's what us kids did over 65 years ago, chased by the gardeners never caught though, ha ha ha !
Netting on the gate to help stop rabbits eating the flowers and plants.
I've heard they have excellent fruit and vegetables to buy Irene, though I'm told you have to be quick as they are soon snapped up.
Mick, be sure to watch Channel 4 at 9.00 PM on Thursday 3rd September, episode 1 of the TV series that shall be of interest is on that evening, 'Council House Britain.'
Irene I bet you have very happy memories of being in the walled garden.
If this was 18 months ago you might have caught owd Ron coming flying through there at 15 mph
One of my favourite walks,to Haigh walked gardens.Great photo.
Yes, Mick, I love the walled garden and I only wish I had seen Owd Ron flying through. I would have loved that. Cyril, they only ask for a donation and it is a lovely feeling just to be a part of it. Elizabeth, I knew that the walled garden would be just up your street!
And that's the right time to harvest runner beans, Cyril. When they snap easily.
Ive seen what they grow in there Cyril and its nothing special
Wiganers only say its excellent because its grown in Haigh Hall wall gardens,
If you want to see good veg go to one of these local held annual fairs, like the one in Shevy and you will see some of the best
What a lovely photo, it brings back so many memories.Irene I remember the veg for a donation.How lovely was that? xx
Philip G, I did sow some runner beans earlier this year, though they didn't germinate, but broad beans have done okay. Had to wait a while for the beans and lettuce seeds to come back into stock too, as the world and his wife were wanting to grow their own this year with those scaremongering tales of shortages in the shops, hope they're enjoying the fresh fruits of their labour.
Pity the children's petting area closed, the walled garden would have had a good supply of fertilizer courtesy of the Donkeys. Expensive stuff is horse manure, 50p for a small carrier bag that's only enough for about four roses.
I know Irene,you know me too well !
I have heard Shevington is good for cabbages.
Thanks Cyril. I'm glad that your Broad Beans had come good - great from the garden, aren't they. My Runners and Broadies came good on each only occasion that I grew them, though the Runners became too-much to bear - kidded myself, really. Take care.
I believe they have a prize cabbage in Shevington Neil.