Friday, 18 June 2010

Exception

Recently we were discussing "The No Brown In Town" rule on Edith Hope's brilliant blog. How I   wholeheartedly agreed, having always thought that brown carex in particular was vile. To-day however, I realised there was one brown I'd never be without - Bronze Fennel. It's been a mainstay in my last three gardens, where it fills me with joy to see its feathery new growth each spring. The rabbits love it too, but are easily deterred by leaving the old stems in place for a while. These stems then make wonderfully aromatic kindling.
Mmm. Have to go and see a man about Brown Trout.
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2 comments:

Is the Wiz said...

I'm very sorry if you've been unable to leave comments. I hope this has been sorted now, and would love to hear from you.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Isobel, I love your description of brown Carex as 'Vile'. Even that word is possibly too good for it [but that of course is a personal opinion]. But, talking of bronze fennel, that is something entirely different and I kick myself for not having given it a thought or mention. Wonderful! Wonderful! And even more Wonderful. For me, I think that it always looks superb rising over borders which are crammed with the hottest of colours and so much better behaved than its green counterpart when it comes to self-seeding.

Thank you too, dear, kind Isobel, for such a generous mention at the start of this posting. Thoroughly undeserved but so appreciated.