Lettuce and Lilies

A glimpse through the doors of Zenith today
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Shows that, inch by inch, we are getting the inside of this polytunnel sorted
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A (what we thought at the time) slight lateral gradient leads to major excavations to establish a level equilibrium
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Over the last two days fifty tubs of subsoil moved out to advance us on a few feet. Fortunately we are trying to create a bank below the Lake, only a couple of hundred yards away.
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The first sensation on entering is the scent from these lilies
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We plan to make this a space that combines production with sensation
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When we erected the structure some strawberries were trapped inside. Last year, without water, they produced luscious fruit. They have now been moved outside. This pot was stuffed with a few stray runners
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Likewise raspberries trapped inside last year fruited luxuriantly – also without water. Too late to move them out they have another chance
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We could spend all out time developing these 320 square feet
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But we do have another three and a half acres to care for:

Tomatoes begin to colonise the Green Room
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as we try to find homes for all of these
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The mooli feel threatened
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Outside, the Copper Beeches present deep velvet leaves
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This poplar is in our tree nursery
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Behind is the comfrey, waiting to feed the tomatoes.

Currents
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and gooseberries
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swell

And this clematis is climbing the woodshed
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