Xscape at Castleford was baking already at 10 am this morning.
A children’s birthday party kept me from the PDC until lunchtime but I did enjoy sitting in a cafe reading Patrick Whitefield’s The Earthcare Manual – A permaculture handbook for Brirain and other temperate climates. It’s not often I get such me-time on a Sunday morning!
Anyway, fast forwarding to the afternoon, we met up with the course to have a look round Bedford Fields, a forest garden just a mile or so from Leeds City Centre. I much prefer my own garden but I was impressed to see the marigold pictured below. It must have overwintered, whereas mine did not make it (although I am pleased to see the seeds left behind have germinated in both my gardens).
Other self-seeders appear to be the Swiss chard and poppies. I’ll have to wait a bit longer to be sure but it tickles me that I could have so many plants without having to lift a finger.