This is a very small part of a kitchen garden which I photographed whilst visiting a stately home and gardens at the weekend. I love the neatness and formality of this kitchen garden with the weed-free nutrient-rich soil, neat rows, and little box plants edging each section. What attracted me to this part of the garden though was the fork – the sign of the gardener’s recent labours; perhaps an onion or two have just been dug up.
I also imagine that I could have a neat little veg plot like this but, in reality, I’m totally useless at growing vegetables. I’d like to have another go but recent years of scabby spuds, wilted toms, and beetle-eaten cucumbers as well as non-emerging carrots, parsnips and beans have dampened my enthusiasm!