A meander home

First stop – Ledbury. Lovely old town with historic elements and plenty of independent shops… trying the organic raspberry and almond cake Stop two – Westbury Water Garden Although parking is pretty poor (ended up on main road) the Water Garden itself was lovely. Three straight “canals” amid topiary and veg plots with a stream …


We spent a very relaxed and enjoyable day in Hereford. Went through the town then to the Cathedral and cloisters for lunch Saw the Mappa Mundi (from around 1300) and the chained library Rather reminiscent of Chichester and I could imagine living here, had most amenities but small enough to “know”. Worth visiting

Cavello Nero

Cavello Nero in full action. About 8 plants down producing plentiful supplies of lush dark green leaves. (Iron supplies sorted!). Grown under frames/netting seems to be working well keeping circling cabbage whites at bay!! Destined for Ottolenghi’s Cavello Nero with Chorizo and preserved Lemons (sadly not home grown)