Full Circle

This week – a tale of serendipity.

I ran out of my favourite Borlotti bean seed.

Then I remembered my friend Di, who took over my allotment when I left Trowse, grows them every year from seed I gave her.

So I asked her to return the favour.

Nearly all of them germinated and I now have 20 planted out round four bamboo tepees I constructed today.

I’ll eat some fresh, the rest will be dried and saved for winter soups and stews.

Di has also brought me a shoot of my favourite perennial flower, Cephalaria gigantea, which I had planted at the gates to my old allotment from seed I collected at my previous garden in Rougham.

The giant yellow scabious will grow to at least eight feet tall and hopefully self seed at the back of one of our borders.

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