Cloister Garden Renewal: Update

Introducing….Chives!

Not much is actually growing in the soil of the cloister garden yet, but the north-west plot has a border.

Along the west side stands a row of chives, their purple flowers in bloom at the moment.

Chives have both ornamental and culinary properties; we can enjoy them first in the garden, and later in our salads.

Their onion-like smell also makes them useful for repelling attacks of greenfly on roses – this is why they are often planted as an ornamental edging to rose beds.

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