Saturday, October 28, 2006

Clarence house's Cabbages

I read yesterday in fridays Daily Mail that Prince Charles has ripped up all his grandmothers flowers at the Clarence house garden, and replaced them with horrible ornamental cabbages.The Hollyhocks have gone.
Here is a comment from the Daily telegraph..
Cabbages, cauliflowers, and beans replaced the perennials. They are not destined to be eaten the veg. Prince Charles has been a fan of organic farming for a long time. I feel its sad that his grandmothers fav flowers have been turfed out in favour of something ornamental.
He wont be eating them, so why grow them?
His grandmother was the Queen Mother, a royal sadly missed since her death. She loved old fashioned gardens with borders of perrenniels. Her last visit to Balmoral was to see a new greenhouse..
I am a royalist, and a gardener, so its funny to have a story linking the two.. Heres the Clarence house link explaining it uses for non British readers:
Been having problems posting so I hope this one works!!


Peggy said...

Wouldn't the world be dull if everybody planted the same flowers? I'm sure that there will be changes that happen that we don't like but then there will be things that happen that we DO like. Its all part of life's rich tapestry.

David (Snappy) said...

Yes, but im worried about the memory of the queen mother.Even here in yorkshire every garden is different.We all have fav flowers and plants.Life is a rich tapestry...
Everyone dislikes change, even the snappy gardener!!

OldRoses said...

I've never understood the allure of ornamental cabbages. To me they look ridiculous planted in the garden in the winter. It's winter. Give it a rest. The garden is supposed to be bare.

David (Snappy) said...

old roses we share the same view.each to their own i guess..