May 162011
 

Ryton Gardens, nr Coventry

I went to a conference at Garden Organic the other day, at which the topic was gardening and sustainability. Gardening is not necessarily a ‘green activity’ – dodgy wood, peat, pesticides, herbicides etc all play their part.

The day was thought provoking and mind boggling and inevitably threw up more questions than answers. I’d like to add Alan Knight, Tim Lang and Chris Baines to my fantasy dinner party guest list so I can grill them about their inconvenient truths and ingenious ideas.

The gardens at Ryton are really abundant and immaculately kept. This is deliberate – Garden Organic want to show that gardening organically doesn’t have to be messy and unattractive. It’s just… gardening, but without the nasty add-ons.

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