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MAY bunting & blossom

May 4, 2011

The rooftop garden in earliest May.  A tiny tangle of thrusting potato plants, sparkling alium stars, purple dusted tree spinach, baby runner beans and spiky green strawberries.  And London in May is a place swirling with wind-whipped blossom and bunting.

A tree I know well in Arsenal is papered with the brightest purple blooms I have ever seen.  They glow at dusk with a weird and overwhelming blue intensity.  The huge horse chestnuts in Clissold Park are sporting cones of ice-cream coloured flowers and Little Venice is woven about with a rainbow of flags.

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  1. May 10, 2011 1:12 am

    Hi Helen
    Always nice to connect with another balcony gardener. Congratulations on your new book. I look forward to picking up a copy.

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