Sunday, 3 February 2008

Broadly speaking

Norman, the chap on the next plot, gave us some of his ripened broad beans to plant last year. Jean planted about a third of them, two to a pot. They are all sat on the kitchen windowsill and I can hardly wait to see if they grow. Norman has grown beans from his own saved seed for years, so they should be adapted to the local environment - that's evolution at work.

The shrubs in our garden got a good pruning. I suddenly realised that we might plant some of them as cuttings, even though it's not the best time of year. If they grow we could add forsythia, buddleia and cornus to the hedge in the allotment.

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