Thursday, June 07, 2007

organic water, war time garden, bananas

It is reassuring to read the label on a bottle of Highland Spring water. It is described as organic. "Naturally filtered through lands certified as organic", it says.

In St James' Park, they have made a vegetable garden reminding people today of the vegetables grown in the Royal Parks during World War 2. There are a couple of scarecrows, rows of earthed-up spuds, lettuces, carrots, turnips and the like. On a fence is a Dig for Victory poster.

There are banana plants in the ornamental flower beds in the Embankment Gardens. I comment on them to a gardener who is watering them with a hose. "They've just come out, " he says. "They go indoors in the winter."

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