Last night, too late to take a picture, I noticed something in the undergrowth.
I had naively planted two cucumber plants in the spot where the blackberry bush used to be. Then, inspite of repeated attempts to pull up bits of new bramble growth, they became smothered, so I assumed that was the end of my cucumber dreams from those quarters.
Clearly, at least one of the plants is made of sterner stuff. My daughter isn’t quite so impressed, though. She thinks the cucumber looks creepy. Hope she doesn’t think the same at teatime!