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photoblog image Calke Abbey Garden - Bits & Pieces 5/7

Calke Abbey Garden - Bits & Pieces 5/7

Continuing at Calke Abbey a few miscellaneous shots taken in or near the garden I showed last week.  That looks a bit like Rhubarb growing in that bed but I have no idea what was growing under the two fine terracotta jars.

Calke Abbey Garden - Bits & Pieces 5/7

Continuing at Calke Abbey a few miscellaneous shots taken in or near the garden I showed last week.  That looks a bit like Rhubarb growing in that bed but I have no idea what was growing under the two fine terracotta jars.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Sep 2012, 00:29
Looks more like spinach than rhubarb, Brian.

And those terracotta objet d'art...Madonna's 1990's breast augmentations, still trying to make a statement...
Brian Walbey: I hadn't realised those augmentations were as big as this Ray, wow!
nice shot - i like those pots!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is thought they are for forcing Rhubarb to grow early and quickly.
I like this shot Brian... but whatever is in the terracotta pots is sure attracting a lot of birdssmile....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Chris thinks they might be used to force grow Rhubarb.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Sep 2012, 07:52
They might be for forcing rhubarb out of season perhaps?
Brian Walbey: I think that is a strong possibility Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Sep 2012, 08:02
Don't you just love terracotta, Brian. Kinda makes you wonder what they're used for?
Brian Walbey: Chris thinks they might be for force growing Rhubarb.
Nice jars, perhaps they were used to force some early Rhubarb
Brian Walbey: That's what Chris thinks also Bill.
Well spotted and captured Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 28 Sep 2012, 09:10
These look like the clay pots that my mother used to cover the milk with before we had a refrigerator.
Brian Walbey: I seem to remember my Mum had one of those Chad.
Your sensibility with gardens is seen in the last pictures. Great work as usual Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan, just two more to come, and they are bereft of plants?
nice red color
Brian Walbey: Terracotta has a really nice colour doesn't it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Sep 2012, 11:17
I sometimes saw such terracotta jars in English gardens - vegetables(?) as I recall - a fine observation!
Brian Walbey: Yes Chris thinks they are for force growing Rhubarb.
Very nice Brian, the pots are a great subject! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
Ray said it - they are two quite striking ornaments!
Brian Walbey: A bit big, even for Madonna I should think Fred!
Fine terra Cotta even when not in use.
They were probably used for forcing the rhubarb and are just waiting for the next season.
Brian Walbey: That's what Chris reckons Tom.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Sep 2012, 17:43
These jars are used to force Rhubarb, giving earlier and more tender stems. Nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, Chris thought that was what they are used for.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 28 Sep 2012, 18:54
I reckon they take the lids off, and put them over young rhubarb, Brian. Good to see a working garden
Brian Walbey: I think you are right about that Lisl.
Nice combination of leaf, brick and terracotta, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Another shot that just caught my eye Graeme.

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