Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Great Walled Kitchen Gardens of England

Now that fall is here I love to stack up some wonderful books to "get lost in"...... I have a special spot by the window ..........
and I especially love this book I purchased about 18 years ago which takes me to England...... Nora Carey has written a book all about the wonderful walled gardens of England and how they preserved the fruits and vegetables from those gardens. I was even surprised about a recipe for Rowanberries and Crabapples. Since I have a mountain ash in my yard I was interested in this recipe. The fruit from the mountain ash is eaten mostly by birds - the rowanberry.

The red berries are so lovely.......rowanberries.


The photos in this book show great English castles and cottages and how their gardens are protected by stone walls around them.
I would love to take a tour of these gardens......all these vegetables and fruits grown inside a stone wall to keep out the cold wind.

9 comments:

Jason Witt said...

Yes, those English gardens are the perfect idyllic look. But it's not far from such pleasures-to-behold to make jelly out of birds' berries and crabapples. It seems such a fairy diet. --Teaternity

parTea lady said...

The book of walled gardens sounds great. Loved your many nice photos. I have never heard of rowanberries, but they sure are pretty. That dish on the cover of Perfect Preserves looks really yummy.

ellen b. said...

What fun Rowanberries. Just the word takes me away to a British countryside. I'd love to see some walled gardens, too.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
I would love to see some of those walled gardens too!
Carolyn

Willow said...

I am a book lover and when it comes to ones about gardens I just can't help myself. Wonderful book.

Willow

Beverly said...

Bernideen, this is such a lovely post.

Happy Pink Saturday.

*Ulrike* said...

What a wonderful book! I'll have to see if I can't find one. I enjoy looking at books such as those with a good cup of tea or chocolate!

Lady Katherine said...

I have never heard of rowanberries! Now we do have crabapples. Such a wonderful book you have. I lov e the setting. Oh, I see your chocolate pot! I think I need one. lol

Lady Katherine said...

I have loved my visit here today on your website. Your home is lovely as your shop. As I leave I just want to Thank for such a lovely time I had here today.