Taming the wilderness

There is a strip of wilderness alongside the central wall that crosses the communal backgreen, onto which we look from our back windows. Various neighbours have attempted to tame this area, including Left-Neighbour who planted some beautiful tulips that valiantly and attractively broke through the thickets of ground elder at around Easter time. A wilderness…

Kate and Jeremy, our new tomato plants

All right, they're not that new any more, it's just that I haven't managed to talk about them yet. I picked them up at Brockbushes Farm Shop in Corbridge, Northumberland, as I travelled between Edinburgh and Derbyshire a few weeks ago. Buying tomato plants ready-grown was my grandmother's idea. She grows her own from seed,…