Apr 16th, 2012
I’m always intrigued by how other people grow vegetables. Especially when they live in a different country to me and have different issues to deal with. On my recent trip to Spain I explored this vegetable patch tended by the owners of the hotel we were staying in. They had planted everything in nice long, neat rows in their really red earth.
I was excited to see a Pomegranate tree. I’ve never seen one before and even though this one was only just bursting into leaf it was still beautiful. Apparently it fruits in Autumn.
This delicate Apple blossom was perfect against blue, clear skies.
A fledgling Herb patch was well served by the watering system…
…which, by the way was taken very seriously. As you can imagine once the season gets going there is little rain on offer for these plants so hugging the watering system is their only hope.
While we were chatting about the garden, Yvonne, the lady who ran the hotel, told me a little story about a Walnut tree she had back in her own garden. Years before her father had planted a Walnut tree in his garden, in the UK. He had sadly died in the year before the tree produced any nuts but when it did Yvonne carried a nut back to Spain and planted it there. Where it’s growing well. Gardens are so much more than plants, aren’t they?
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