December 21st, 2007

canoeing

Cobnuts!

The Gardener's World Christmas special is on cobnuts. Yay, I love cobnuts and they are so hard to find in the shops. I think they are a bit rash recommending people grow them in gardens though. Hazels take up a hell of a lot of space. I mean, yes the nuts are fabulous, and they are handy for coppice poles, but...

Also, Monty Don built a pergola from untreated hazel poles. That's all very well, but he didn't point out it would probably only last about 5 years before rotting...
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