First day of Autumn and a well deserved day out!
The house and garden survive the party but tidying up and watering is required before we go out for the day. I have decided we deserve a break and we set off to visit the newly restored kitchen garden at Fulham Palace. This is a 2 acre walled garden, with an original Tudor gateway which is quite ornate. It has a newly restored (lottery funded) glass house and 3 bee boles (alcoves for bee skeps - historic version of hive) set into the outside of the walls. I was very impressed with their range of companion planting, although much of the garden is laid to grass, unsurprisingly, as it is quite big. We then went to Kew to see the Chihully exhibition and we just had time to see all the different installations and to watch the video of him working on the pieces, which is fascinating. The family were very impressed, it was a 'once in a life time' experience to see this great mans' work which is exquisitely beautiful! We got home at a reasonable time and I used my new ‘interim’ cooker and we had the sweet corn and beetroot picked on Friday and it was delicious!