Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 30th August, 2020)
Walled Kitchen Garden
Dennis you have been busy in haigh hall taking photos of my favourite place, thanyou for bringing good memories back as my childhood days, haigh hall means a lot to me.
It looks like Monty Don from the back. I'm not into growing my own, but having a walled garden would tempt me.
That extension on Prospect Cottages in the background is a nightmare.
Just think of all that those old walls have seen....gardeners and servants from the Hall growing and gathering fruit and vegetables to take to the hall Kitchens. It was probably a hive of activity and yet peaceful too.
Veronica , Harry Dodson is the chap should you decide to start up . Walls like these are just made for fan grown fruit trees .
Would be nice to see prize winning fruit and veg on show at Haigh or Wigan Park . You never know Veronica , you could get a Highly Commended for your cauliflower and beetroots and a first for your lemon meringue .
Trouble is XPat modern houses don't have the lovely garden walls, much like my older house which did have. No matter how old the wall is, it's even more beautiful as a backdrop for the flowers and plants. Another pest that puts me off is the SLUGS! Flowers and shrubs are ok as they hide the fences, but we can't have everything...I just make the best of what I have. x
Once again, yet another example of the English garden wall bond, built by time served, yet grossly undervalued tradesmen. Every fifth course, a course of headers, held together by lime mortar, which requires no expansion joints, yet as far as I'm aware as a building material is no longer used in general construction. This is typical of the mentality that has proven to be instrumental in the demise of various empires. Take heed ere all is lost.
Been in there many a time, "borrowing" a few fruits, during and after the War. Keepers had a hard job to catch us.