Celia Hart's blog about what's going on in and around her studio.
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Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The plot thickens

After last nights storms, this morning seems especially bright and clear - maybe the heavy rain has cleaned the air. No damage in the vegetable plot, just everything refreshed and growing vigorously. Runner beans about to climb up the giant "Bean Arch", courgettes in circles on stones, mange touts, mixed Italian salad leaves, florence fennel, edible chrysanthemums, lettuces, borage, vines, potatoes, artichokes, cardoons: a cornucopia of vegetables.

The artichokes looked particularly statuesque in the early morning sunlight. These are the best I've grown and I'm looking forward to sampling them tonight.


  1. Hi ... LOVE those purple podded peas - I am HOPELESS with peas, and have decided to put them in a raised bed next year. Yours are v inspiring.


  2. Wow! I've never seen artichoke plants before. They are so beautiful!

    Your garden plot looks wonderful.

  3. You aren't growing chicory are you? Mines looks exceedingly odd! But growing fast!


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