Compulsive Carrot Disorder

When other artists were painting landscapes, portraits and flowers, I was painting vegetables.  Big blowsy bunches of Beetroot and gentle bunches of Carrots with feathery fronds. The buyers at my exhibitions bought paintings of strings of garlic, onions and the like and for my private views I wore silver earrings in the shape of carrots. … Continue reading

Purple Haze, Pig’s Snout, Money Meadow…

Evocative, romantic and poetic, the amazing diversity of named varieties in the Kitchen Garden, Orchard and Landscape, bring life and colour to our world and make our locality unique. In Devon and Cornwall apples such as: Cornish Gilliflower, Pig’s Nose, Snell’s Glass Apple and Queenie are all special varieties which suit our mild wet climate. … Continue reading

Carrot Perfume…….

The satisfying sound of acorns crunching under foot jump-starts my senses as I pull on my sou’wester and head off down the garden path to pick carrots. Sensory deprivation is a big issue for me in the dormant months of the gardening year and what helps me through this is keeping my Winter root vegetable … Continue reading