A few pictures from my Mum and Dad’s garden in Chandlers Ford, a walk around Old Town, Southampton, my talk on Hungry Gap veg at the Art Centre last night (there is no hungry gap in Southern England) and finally pictures of currently foragable plants!
Dad’s vegetable garden with chard and leeks! I will help with the weeding later! Dad will soon be 93!
At the bus stop in Chandlers Ford and I noticed old man’s beard (Clematis vitalba) growing in this beech hedge. This is a wild indicator species of chalky soil! It is also one of the most foraged spring greens (shoots) in Italy!
Old town, Southampton! Most of Southampton was flattened by the Germans in the second world war!
Tudor House in the Old town, Southampton has a herb garden that I still haven’t seen (always closed!)
The old town walls….originally built in the 1300s after a raid by French forces
The Pig-in-the-wall pub!
The venue for my talk was, as last time, the wonderful Art House, an alternative cafe with vegetarian food and a venue with events on most nights!
They haven’t heard of the hungry gap in Southampton…this was the speaker’s meal!!
Ziggy Woodward does the introduction with a wonderful hat with flashing lights!!
The talk was based around talking about the 140 ingredients that I used in my March 2017 record salad!
Three slides from my talk – pictures taken in England during the days before my talk! Spring is well advanced here and the foraging season is reaching the top! No hungry gap here!
Edibles & ornamental plants