August has been a fun month for the Bath WI Edible Garden! It’s been a ‘happening‘ month, and the garden has basked in summer sunshine, blossomed and bloomed, had lots of visitors, and another judging by the RHS as part of the Champion of Champions competition. Jess and Sally were there to meet the judges and tell them all about their work, and the ideas for the centenary garden.
One of our garden gurus has come to check on the tomatoes that she planted, but has been waylaid by this lovely hollyhock! Hollyhocks can easily have that effect on you! The bees have been loving them, and the dahlias; ours is an edible garden, and we know that the bees need feeding too.
Our little welsh vegetable patch, a tribute to the first Women’s Institute in 1915, has done really well! Those second earlies, Jardine, were ready for liberating – and what fun we had! Can you guess how many potatoes those two little rows yielded? A whopping 43 pounds! And as you can see, they were very beautiful indeed.
After that we sat on the lawn, had a glass of lemonade, and a yummy cupcake, and did what we should all do from time to time, relaxed. admired the plants, and just enjoyed being there.
Kitty Lambah and the Garden Team.