Damsons & Greengages


An Early Squash

This squash was the first one I picked, back in July.  I didn’t intend to pick it, I lifted it up to weed around it and snapped it off by mistake.

We had it roasted, great flavour but the seeds were still a bit green.  Here’s a more recent one still on the vine, safely nestling in untouched grass (I do sometimes learn from my mistakes).


My Pyromaniacal Sunday

It’s exactly one month since my last post and everything’s been growing like triffids.

It’s also been very hot, so hot that last week the trains stopped running.  Not good for commuters, but great for drying out the huge pile-for-burning that was threatening to take over my whole plot.  Armed with what was supposed to be a weed burner (on loan) I got a great roaring fire going in no time.

And now I’m heading back there to do lots more watering after having generated so much heat on an already hot day.  Not planning to stay there till after dark this time.  Well, that’s the plan.