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Columbia Road Market 11

November 8, 2009
by the gentle author


I had a big night out last night at The Carpenters Arms after the neighbourhood firework display. Even as I stumbled up the road to the market this morning in a haze, I could overhear the dogwalkers discussing those “Great Balls of Fire” that served as the theme for the display. This explanation all serves as my excuse for not getting to the market until well after 8 o’clock. It was very quiet when I got there, I think the entire neighbourhood is nursing hangovers after entering into the festivities engendered by last night’s display.

With a modest outlay of £3 I bought this tray of six primroses to naturalise in my garden. I remember that primroses grow quite happily in the shade of hedges and trees because that was where I used to pick them when I was a child in Devon. These particular specimens have been “forced” in a polytunnel, which is why they are flowering now but I expect they will quickly revert to a more natural scale in my garden.

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  1. November 8, 2009

    Gentle Author: Just found your blog LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Yes the gentleness and quiet and the slice of life. I worked near that Turkish pavilion a long time ago and always wondered what it was. Thanks for a gift of “little” England that may have a big imprint on my heart. Hope your naturalizing goes well! Actually, I’d like to link to you from my blog. May I? Thanks!

  2. the gentle author permalink*
    November 8, 2009

    Be my guest!

  3. Wendy Davison permalink
    January 26, 2015

    Yes, we still get them growing in Devon now!

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