Our Lady of the Verruca in the Courtyard Garden5th June 2012 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
My late mother and stepfather gave me the bronze sculpture of the ballet dancer looking at her foot – my sister took one look and christened her as above. Anyway, she has been staring at her foot for many years now, usually scarcely visible amongst the foliage. This year I’ve cut right down on the pots I’m planting to save water, so she will be more on view than usual. The kitchen has french windows into the courtyard so I’m growing mainly edibles mixed with long term plantings like the ferns and acer. Washing up water and vegetable washing water can be used for watering with a minimum of effort.