Janette's Garden and Aubergine Lasagne
19 September 2009 09:00:32
Had a brief but very enjoyable visit to Janette's garden yesterday and came away loaded up with aubergines, tomatoes, spinach and eggs. I had a couple of things I wanted to give her for her white garden and have been wanting to see her garden for a while, so I picked the kids up from school and headed up there - its just over half an hour from me, past the afore mentioned Fore Abbey, although it took a bit longer due to a wrong turn. The kids had great fun playing in the huge sandpit and Janettes's little boy Setanta was so good to share all his lovely toys. As Janette's photos show she has done a huge amount of work in her garden - the veg beds and recycled glass house are fantastic and she has a huge crop of veg coming on - carrots, parsnips, kale,cabbages and they will be eating brussels sprouts until they come out their ears. I know where I will be going to get my sprouts at christmas.
I saw the planned White border, and I really admire Janette's self control as she is holding off planting anything until she is sure of the overall desired effect. It will be great to see it as it evolves. There are lots of lovely trees coming on - a lovely swamp cypress, red oak and purple birch, and loads of fruit trees and shrubs too. I'm looking forward to my next visit already. Among the plants I brought were a little piece of Rachel's Persicaria and one of Liga's Husker red Penstemons that I was given at Belvedere so there will be a few members represented in the White border. I didn't have my camera but Janette has loads of photos up. Maybe I'll put up a photo of the Aubergine Lasagne I'm planning to try to make!