We were visiting the church and grave of Dorset priest and Dorsetshire Dalect Poet William Barnes. Pop over to You Tube to see William Barnes poetry. I love the West Country accent.
I have had a thing about walled kitchen gardens for many many years. Especially the one at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. I (we) have visited several of them in England, Wales and here in Ireland.
Walled Kitchen Gardens were often built in stately homes to hide the dung heaps and general productivity and of course the gardeners:
'Don't forget to doff your cap and pull your forelock".
The walls also create a unique microclimate and protect crops from wind and frost.
I love them and would love to restore one like the one in the picture to it's former glory. The nettles are a sign of high fertility. "Where nettles grow, anything will grow". So goes the old country saying.
I can't get on my Irish plot at the moment with days and days and weeks of rain. At least I can write about them though.
Would you like your own walled kitchen garden? We'll all have to have a go on the Lottery this week. Fingers 🤞.