After a five-day weekend, I knew what was coming at work today… Suffice to say I was glad to get into the garden and pick blackberries with my daughter afterwards!
As if this wasn’t pleasure enough, upon inspecting the smaller pumpkin plant I noticed a female flower had opened up. I’ve been waiting for a while for this to happen, and would very nearly have missed the opportunity to fertilise this pumpkin as the males are all starting to shrivel up. However, I prized one open and transfered the pollen. Now, it’s a case of waiting to see if that worked.
Then I remembered to check the runner beans. They were right overhead but I hadn’t even seen a few reasonably long pods. Brilliant! So, I am going to get something of a crop after all!!
© Helen Butt, August 2014