Local (generally unsung) Heroes
In his book “If I were to Make a Garden” E H Wilson stated that he had introduced 25 species of wild rose to the West, and from the expedition to Japan (1911–1916), he also collected 63 named forms of cherry blossom.
So there you go ... probably something new that you now know!
Know Your Onions
Cauliflowers are mainly grown in Lincolnshire as well as Cambridgeshire, Kent, Evesham [in Worcestershire - about 12 miles from us], and Cornwall. They are currently being imported from Holland so prices will be high. Therefore, I’d forget the trend for cauliflower ‘rice’ and pizza crusts for the time-being!
“Promoting, enjoying, enhancing and sharing our lovely town; Winchcombe Together is a group of community-minded local residents and business people whose overriding passion is to promote, enjoy, and enhance the appeal of our lovely town – and everything that it and the surrounding area have to offer”.
It would be great if you could check out the websites and also 'follow' both of the FB pages, and share as appropriate. Thanks!
* Belas Knap is a particularly fine example of a Neolithic long barrow, with a false entrance and side chambers. Excavated in 1863 and 1865, the remains of 31 people were found in the chambers. It is an English Heritage site.