At home, we are pickaxing up areas of the garden. Grappling with unwanted curbstones, squinting at the winter ghosts of ground elder and hacking through shrubs to go. As an antidote, I have been having a go at my alphabet summary of the year. It is a verbal amuse bouche of the things I saw and the people I met over the past 12 months.. well there is no point stretching it out forever so back to K which is for for Eddie Krutysza.
Eddie is a nurseryman and rose specialist. He grows rare roses and selects them on a scale of 1 to 10 for scent. He is quite right, of course, what is the point of a rose that doesn’t smell?
I spent a week in July at his Hattens Farm Nurseries in north Suffolk learning how to bud roses. See: http://www.catharinehoward.co.uk/2014/07
On my last day there Eddie and his wife took me on a walk round their village of Metfield. Almost all the roses there are his progeny.
Eddie has a feeling for roses like a conductor presiding over an orchestra. Visit him at hattensfarmnurseriesmetfield.co.uk