Garden, Plants

New planting

Things seem to happen quite slowly here, but we get there in the end… We were planting up a new area of the garden last week and I realised that it was the culmination of some three years’ work. The bank in the photo was once (back in the 1980’s, when Potager was a garden […]

Garden, Studios

Open Studios 2016

Potager will be taking part in Open Studios 2016 28th/29th/30th May and 4th/5th June What’s it all about? Open Studios Cornwall is Cornwall’s largest free art event, which opens its doors for a week long art extravaganza to celebrate one of the country’s most creative art scenes. Bringing together artists both up-and-coming and established, the […]

Plants

Chilean Guava

Ungi molinae is a dense evergreen shrub with white bowl-shaped flowers in the spring and delicious red fruit in the autumn. Queen Victoria had the fruit grown for her here in Cornwall’s mild climate and sent by train to her table.

Garden

Cleaning Windows

We’ve been busy over the winter months. Our Friday volunteering day has continued throughout and we’ve made a good start on the renovation of the vegetable garden. We’re re-fencing the garden and edging the paths with brick to make mowing easier. The café has had a thorough clean and we’ve fitted a new woodburner. The […]

Plants

African Lily

There are many cultivars of Agapanthus, but this white one is a surprise every year. Lovely to have its elegant presence amongst its blue cousins.

Plants

Sweet Pea

Lathyrus odoratus better known as the humble Sweet Pea. This flower is a favourite for planting at the entrance of the garden over the veg patch fence. We have been out in the garden many times and watched visitors stop in their tracks to take in the soft, sweet scent. A lovely way to say […]