The Good Life at HoBB Garden Grid ref. 273/02 [H27]

The Good Life at HoBB Garden Grid ref. 273/02 [H27]I think I’ve lost the label on these Raspberries somewhere. No idea now what they are called; some name like ‘Glen…’, but they taste great and I know we paid £5 for 35 plants at auction in one of our best ever ‘deals’ yet at Kingsland’s Wednesday Night Sales.

– If I spent less time writing this log, I’d be down there more often and might be tempted to lash out another five pounds.
As they are planted at the edge of our water meadow, they are always juicy and if I read up on ‘cuttings’, I should be able to propagate enough to have a raspberry festival ……….. plenty of light dustings of sugar and a specific cream we have found that is excellent made by Longley Farm.

If you want to know about the Good Life, it’s all about picking food immediately before you eat it.

Around October each year we go on fungi forays and have fantastic fry-ups. As natural re-cyclers of materials we have an affinity with fungi and simply love discovering them whether or not they are worth eating. We’ve been sent some information on the large number of edible species now available for home growing and we think we can set up the right conditions to ensure a fun fungi festival too!

I’ll return to add to this blog after we have had a go. If you want to put the wheels in motion yourself and would like to work alongside a couple of fun funky fungi partners, contact us and we’ll tell you all we know about the Good life of Fungi as well as Raspberries and Longley Farm cream!

Waves by the score and spore ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Hedgehog Light – External

Hedgehog Light - ExternalThis will be another bright spot. One of two lighting supports in preparation to highlight a collection of stonework stairs, a winter icicle-water-fall feature and also a fernery if one of our volunteers happens to be a pteridologist.

I have never designed a garden lighting scheme. I have included lights in gardens that I have designed but this has been the occasional feature or task light. Within three acres of garden, I have a feeling that we’ll need more than a few light bulbs around the place.

I’m trying to treat each garden feature as a piece of art – whether it is integrated sculpt, a free moving bush in a pot … or whether it is art or not. Like most of the architecture at HoBB Real, the lighting will also grow in a piecemeal manner but as the underground wiring follows the paths around it will need digging in way ahead of finishing the paths.

There’s some more lighting designs on other HoBBlogs around here but try these two:

HoBBlog Number 000039 : Living Pillars of Light
HoBBlog Number 000043 : We’ve got the Firs, where’s the ladder?

Light waves from the illuminated Gardens
~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant