Sunday, 25 March 2007

On the allotment

Shed built by Cleve West


Cleve on his allotment wearing a hat made by me from hand-felted merino and wensleydale wool.

We went to a lovely party at gardening designer Cleve West and his partner Christine's allotment today, there was lots of home-made food, chai warming on the fire and even a pot to piss in, in the shed !!

Cleve is using the lunar calendar as a guide for sewing seed and potting on, with guidance from a book called Gardening and Planting by the Moon 2007 by Nik Kollerstrom. This is a method of gardening known as biodynamics - I am looking forward to reading more about his exploits on his blog for Gardeners World.

2 comments:

meabh said...

People are very serious about doing things in accordance with moon here. Different tasks - sowing, harvesting, pruning (not to mention cutting your hair!) all have to done at different times in the moon's cycle. I was having trouble getting seed to germinate in my garden last year, was given moon advice by my neighbour and lo and behold everything germinated!!
Meabh

julie said...

Fab hat and i love all of your inspiration posts!!!!!!!