Saturday, 11 May 2013

a field study of D'Arcy Spice continues

Wind - Thursday 9th May 2013

Field Study's Man in E17 wheeled about the allotment firmament in consternation as a west south westerly arrived with a gusto that sent all manner of leaves, blossom and the patchwork paraphernalia of 'allotmenteering' flurrying into the sky. Screens and covers were hurriedly restored and awkwardly assembled in an effort to protect some of the more delicate plants from the clumsy attentions of our blustery visitor.

We have been trying to find out the name of the wind -

There was one gust that sent the field student flying with such force his head got stuck in the shell of the firmament. A sleepless and restless night ensued.

D'Arcy Spice - Friday 10th May 2013

The D'Arcy Spice apple trees appeared to have weathered the previous day's turbulence quite well. The image below shows some of the flourishing growth of the forest garden in the shelter of the canopies or layers around those trees - the nettles, chives, couch grass, convolvulous, ransoms and worcesterberries amidst many other plants nameless to the field student.

Forest Garden 10th May 2013

The D'Arcy Spice trees were reported on here on 24th April 2013

and here they were, photographed on 25th April 2013

 D'Arcy Spice apple trees - 25th April 2013
North East London.

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