Saturday 5 September 2009

rus in urbe *

The produce show tent at the Kent House Leisure Gardens Open Day.

Beehives, vineyard, hops, soft fruit, orchards, hens, flowers, trees
and all manner of vegetable growing, mostly on organic principles,
on this huge thriving site, off an unprepossessing suburban road.

There are 61 people on the waiting list
and nobody looking likely to give up a bit of this Eden in the near future.

A bed devoted to mint from Afghanistan.

* Urban retreat where one could imagine oneself in the countryside.
The phrase is from the 1st-century Roman writer Martial's Epigrams.

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