Golf in morning, strimming in the afternoon.
The problem is - today - Lowick Agricultural Show in morning and raking off the strimmings in the afternoon. This is much harder work than just strimming.
Now have backache!
To the garden - and at the show there was a large
winning pumpkin - but not as big as mine!
One of my courgettes
- it was a courgette yesterday - is now a marrow!
They grow overnight - makes you wonder which garden gnome is secretly feeding them.
There are early butternut
squashes and chillies so I hope that they will swell and ripen successfully - then recipe books out!
And we have a second ripe fig
- with the sunny weather.
My daughter gave me a great recipe -
split fig, insert chunk of dark chocolate, put in oven till chocolate melted and Voila!
We also have a tree in the hedge at the bottom of the garden which has decided to bear small redplums. I think it is a variety called prunus cerasus or cerasifera - whichever it is a first record for this locality! On eating they start as a sweet plum but do have a slightly bitter aftertaste.
I hope they are not poisono......