What a way to spend the Solstice :)
Up early at silly o'clock and did the chickens and watered the polytunnel, then set off to drive to Ryton to spend the day at Garden Organic HQ
Laverstock Farm shop
excellent plants grown by a local organic community interest company - I bought several perennials.
My first workshop choice - a tour of the Heritage Seed Library polytunnels and gardens and a tutorial on how to save seed.
More gardens - I had a lovely wander around. This is looking one way over the perennial flower meadow
Looking the other way...
Close up of a ?Jerusalem Sage? flower
And finally a panoramic view of the whole gigantic flower bed. Click on the photo to get the full glory of it!
After tea and cake, we had a tour of 5 Acre Farm, CSA and box scheme based at Ryton. Very interesting to see how they do it and what they were growing.
My final workshop was about helping to attract insects into the garden and identifying them once you have attracted them. Very informative and interesting.
The conference finished at 5 pm and I arrived back home at 8 pm, hot and tired after a very long day, to sit and enjoy my own garden with a cold drink!
I recommend a trip to Garden Organic Ryton, always inspiring and full of good ideas.