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Last week I wrote about Gardeners optimism. That special sense of hope that keeps you going as you plan through the winter months.
Now the waiting is almost over, here are some of the highlights that are starting to get my hope up.
The courgette has a tiny weeny yellow spike that started me off. It’s a yellow species. So I’m hoping that’s not a dodgy fruit starting.
It may be small but courgettes are prolific and fast growing so we won’t be waiting long! The other type we’ve grown is a globe shaped variety which also has it’s initial fruit.
Then there’s the delectable blue berry patch. It’s bursting with enthusiasm!
Of course another sweet treat is close to biting point.
And I learned from Bob Flowerdew’s book that eating partially ripe strawberries from your own garden is worth a try as they are sweet enough if you can’t wait.
The apple buds are swelling beautifully too. Each day they grow larger and I’m keeping the caterpillars at bay. While the one plum tree has quadrupled her potential harvest, though it’s early days yet.
Oh, and I promised a photo of the dreaded spreading prolific Jerusalem artichokes which are taking over as usual!
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