Last time we went to Clumber Park, off the A1, I noticed that you could hire bikes and, as we don’t currently have any of our own, this seemed an appealing way to spend a summer afternoon. It was certainly a quicker way to get round the extensive grounds and appreciate the scenery.Whilst at the park, we nipped into the walled garden so that I could see what it looked like on a sunny day in August with all the fruit and veg in full swing. However, I wasn’t inclined to linger as we’d not been able to park the bikes securely and as we later learned they cost about £300 each!
So, I headed for the pumpkins and squash to see how they might compare to my own. Fortunately, they weren’t laden with fruit on the vine, so it could be that my own have time yet to get going.
And I decided that, in spite of my aching limbs (the sooner I get a new bike the better), I would give all the tomato plants another trim to help the fruit ripen and reduce the chance of blight. In other words, I’m not so underwhelmed with my garden as I was before I went away.