Look! Roses! See what I did with the title there? Here’s the climbing roses I planted a few months back. They really don’t seem to be climbing though, actually, they’re just sitting there. Hmm. Please note the almost ready to harvest garlic, and don’t note all the weeds. Thank you.
The plot’s not doing to badly. The bindweed wants to take over and it seems that no amount of covering on the ground will stop it. I even discovered it growing in my compost bin!
Sunday’s definitely seem to be the most sociable of days up in the plot. Old Greg was there again, trying to give everyone a hand and tell them how to garden, I mean give them advise. There was also my next door neighbour, Joe and the guy who’s name I always forget so I’ll call him Ian. Ian bought me some chocolates. He deals with delivering them or summat and had loads of trays left so he gave them out to everyone in sight at the plot, which was nice. They tasted good too.
At home, standing on one of the kitchen tops are standing two melon plants. I think I’ve slightly underestimated how big they were going to get. They keep on growing and growing and growing. They’ll be reaching the ceiling soon. Still no sign of flowers which is slightly annoying. Actually, thinking about it, if they get any taller, I’m not going to be able to reach the flowers to pollinate them. Arse. Photo below. Please note the pepper, chilli’s and mixed leaves on the window sill and don’t note the washing up that needs to be done. Thank you.
Anyway, time for the most amazingly amazing news ever!
I’ve just harvested my first bits of vegetables from the plot. Broad beans and a courgette that’s doing it’s best to look like a marrow. I’m going to cook them tonight. I can’t wait. It’s the best feeling isn’t it? I’m rather starting to enjoy this gardening lark.
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