You know I love Sissinghurst. It was a dream come true to spend a day there two years ago.
When this video came in last week I relived my very short time there! And, of course, I had to share with all of you (some of you are very eager to see this, right? you-know-who-you-are!)
Take a look. And take a look again.
Scything seems so labor intensive, doesn’t it? Can you image the time, and energy, spent to do an entire field? And then caring for the blade, both as you work and at the end of the day… it’s just not something we do anymore. I’ve never heard that sound (except in films) and would love to experience it. Would you?
Sissinghurst IS a magical place and one to which I hope to return one day. After my day at the Davidson Garden Symposium and listening to Fergus Garrett I’ve now got my sights set on Great Dixter!
You can read more of this magical place in my blog post:
Sissinghurst Gardens and Where to Stay
To learn more about prairie gardens, take a look at this from Houzz:
What Prairie Gardens Teach Us About Garden Design
Hope you have enjoyed this. Have a lovely weekend, everyone.