Saturday, 24 September 2011
A Happy Homecoming
The sunflowers are still standing, despite no staking during the gales, and no water for weeks. The biggest surprise was the raspberries
Since I have been home I have given everything a good soaking, trying to keep it all going a little longer. The squash I grew in a pot has a tiny 'ping-pong' sized fruit on it, so I may as well give up on that, the french beans that I planted in a container, for a late crop, has dozens of tomato plants growing in it (I used some of my compost mixed in with the soil, so I presume that is where the tomato plants have come from). The swede plants have been attacked by something or other and the leaves are practically non-existant. The only plants that are thriving are the spring onions.
So, on reflection, it hasn't necessarily been a happy homecoming after all. So I offer myself a piece of advice - don't go on holiday, you never know what you will find on your return.