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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 29th August, 2020)

Walled Kitchen Garden

Walled Kitchen Garden
Haigh Woodland Park.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: m on 29th August 2020 at 01:43

A ghost within a gateway,
salt walled grained of mind,
chicken wired framed of fabric ,
disguised the haunts we find.
Marked through weathered seasons,
like troubled fates that grow,
reminding of once footsteps,
that only each can know..

Comment by: Veronica on 29th August 2020 at 07:12

Garden walls and an iron gate leading into a 'secret' place, full of interest and character.
Great photo.

Comment by: Michael on 29th August 2020 at 07:39

"Haigh Woodland Park". It's the PLANTATIONS!

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th August 2020 at 08:57

I have very happy memories of the walled garden. I can remember choosing some vegetables that had just been picked by the volunteer gardeners, leaving my donation in a box. Some places are just special and timeless.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 29th August 2020 at 09:48

Haaa! The lure of an open gate. I can’t resist the temptation of an open gate. It seems to speak to me and say “come inside, you know you want to. Just poke your head around the corner and take a peek”. “Who knows what treasures you may find inside, but you’ll never know if you pass me by”

Comment by: Wigginlad on 29th August 2020 at 11:36

Dennis, another good P a D, I remember climbing up the wall , hanging over to pick pears and apples, naughty I know but it's what us kids did over 65 years ago, chased by the gardeners never caught though, ha ha ha !

Comment by: Arthur on 29th August 2020 at 13:02

Netting on the gate to help stop rabbits eating the flowers and plants.

Comment by: Cyril on 29th August 2020 at 13:50

I've heard they have excellent fruit and vegetables to buy Irene, though I'm told you have to be quick as they are soon snapped up.

Mick, be sure to watch Channel 4 at 9.00 PM on Thursday 3rd September, episode 1 of the TV series that shall be of interest is on that evening, 'Council House Britain.'

Comment by: Mick on 29th August 2020 at 16:08

Irene I bet you have very happy memories of being in the walled garden.

If this was 18 months ago you might have caught owd Ron coming flying through there at 15 mph

Comment by: Elizabeth on 29th August 2020 at 16:39

One of my favourite walks,to Haigh walked gardens.Great photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th August 2020 at 17:24

Yes, Mick, I love the walled garden and I only wish I had seen Owd Ron flying through. I would have loved that. Cyril, they only ask for a donation and it is a lovely feeling just to be a part of it. Elizabeth, I knew that the walled garden would be just up your street!

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 29th August 2020 at 17:34

And that's the right time to harvest runner beans, Cyril. When they snap easily.

Comment by: Mick on 29th August 2020 at 19:14

Ive seen what they grow in there Cyril and its nothing special
Wiganers only say its excellent because its grown in Haigh Hall wall gardens,
If you want to see good veg go to one of these local held annual fairs, like the one in Shevy and you will see some of the best

Comment by: Edna on 29th August 2020 at 19:29

What a lovely photo, it brings back so many memories.Irene I remember the veg for a donation.How lovely was that? xx

Comment by: Cyril on 29th August 2020 at 19:42

Philip G, I did sow some runner beans earlier this year, though they didn't germinate, but broad beans have done okay. Had to wait a while for the beans and lettuce seeds to come back into stock too, as the world and his wife were wanting to grow their own this year with those scaremongering tales of shortages in the shops, hope they're enjoying the fresh fruits of their labour.

Pity the children's petting area closed, the walled garden would have had a good supply of fertilizer courtesy of the Donkeys. Expensive stuff is horse manure, 50p for a small carrier bag that's only enough for about four roses.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 29th August 2020 at 19:47

I know Irene,you know me too well !

Comment by: Neil Cain on 30th August 2020 at 09:23

I have heard Shevington is good for cabbages.

Comment by: Philip G. on 30th August 2020 at 16:08

Thanks Cyril. I'm glad that your Broad Beans had come good - great from the garden, aren't they. My Runners and Broadies came good on each only occasion that I grew them, though the Runners became too-much to bear - kidded myself, really. Take care.

Comment by: DTease on 31st August 2020 at 16:26

I believe they have a prize cabbage in Shevington Neil.

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