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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Well done Sophie.

The wind is howling here, and its time for a bit of sofa gardening, or perhaps Sophie gardening. Last summer we sponsored the vegetable plants for a show garden at Bloom. There is an earlier post here. Last week the garden, designed by Sophie von Maltzen, has won the Irish Landscape Institute Design Award 2009 in the category of Residential Landscapes. It was filmed by TV3 which you can see here and view it 3D here. Perhaps a few of the design elements could go in your garden plan for next year. The garden is still looking for a permanent home where the maximum number of visitors could benefit from it. It could also act as a hub creating a community park around it. If anyone has any ideas, a transition town project perhaps, do get in touch.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Catalogue Germinating.

This time of year is when we put the new cataolgue together and although there are still some aubergines and squash to be de-seeded, the growing season is officially over. The image below is probably going to be on the cover. It shows the old house on the farm where all the seeds are stored and where we have the office. In there, Ruth has tested and made an inventory all the seeds. Mike and Ruth have also been as busy as Santas elves, getting gift boxes ready to get in the shops for Christmas. Drop us an email, seeds@brownenvelopeseeds.com, if you would like a copy of the new catalogue.