Saturday 7 October 2017

Planting Broad Beans With A Dylan Thomas Poem In My Head

That's me planting my broad bean plants the other day.  Its amazing to see what a rootball they have when you plant the bean in compost.  

The Dylan Thomas poem: "The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower"' started to play in my head.  I think if you studied your plants in your garden you would never stop being amazed of the force of nature.  How does a little seed or bean know how to germinate and produce roots and shoots and food for us all?

I watched Gardener's World last night and they show the predacious fungi and soil eating creatures in garden soil under a microscope.  Its incredible what creatures live in our soil.  I have been spreading fym this morning and thinking that you should feed the soil and feed the plants.  Do your plants never cease to amaze you.  

Here's the Dylan Thomas poem.  


  1. One of my favourite poems. I've been to the house in Laugharne a couple of times. One time there was a poltergeist there. I think I've mentioned it before.

  2. Thanks for your comment Gwil. Yes I think you did mention the ghost. I Googled it and I read that the boathouse where he wrote his poetry his haunted by either his mother or himself. I have seen 3 ghosts so I believe you. I mention the poem because of the incredible force that brings the seed to life. It never ceases to amaze me. Thanks!

  3. I enjoyed listening to the poem Dave. Thanks.

  4. I am glad you enjoyed listening to the poem Rachel. Thanks!


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