The robust nature of the courgette plants means we should be eating them in a couple of days, this is of course due to warm fine and occasional rainy weather, not forgetting the compost that half fills the pots. Tomatoes plants are already beginning to flower as well and the runner beans are growing tall. There is always a battle with the slugs and snails, never use slug pellets because of the birds and their young and also our hedgehog that lives under the shed.
Pots are the mainstay of the garden, not so many lilies this year, though I hanker after the great white scented ones, and would love a collection of penstemons but any more pots and I would be using the lawn! (just negotiated that one with LS over coffee)
Talking to my daughter yesterday and sadly the children do not have any interest in gardening, here they are living in Edible Todmorden and completely ignore the events going on around. They are all going to the cottage in Whitby next weekend to visit school friends. Lillie will be 8 years this June, how they grow, both girls are like exotic blooms themselves, flowering away, as is their brother Ben, who quietly stands by, I wonder what the future holds for them?