Sunday 29 July 2007

High Sommer - a Reverie

It is the season of Sommer in Tradgardland. In the cottage gardens and allotments around the towns and cities the sight of people carrying willow can be observed.The answer lies with the Borlotti bean plants , a favourite of the Duchy. As the plants rise ever Heavenwards upon their willow structures, growing towards the Sommer sun, the structures need extending. Soon with additional willow woven in , they reach eight to ten feet in height. They look like a forest, as the children run between the raised borders drinking in the sun.