I just haven’t managed to indulge in How Does Your Garden Grow over the last two weeks, as I’ve been proof reading the magazine, tweaking it, proof reading it again and finally signing it off. Hurrah, it's done! I can take a breather before launching myself into the autumn issue.
There’s much work to do in the garden as usual and never enough time, but Mr Smith and I enjoy working out there together. I always forget how pretty the flowers on potato plants are; I'm thrilled with the succulents I bought from The Walled Nursery earlier this summer and alarmed at the rate of growth of the pumpkin plant I bought there, inspired by the pumpkins at Cherry Gardens Farm last autumn (it's like a triffid). The packet of nasturtium seeds I planted in a large pot has come up trumps and I've stuck corks on the end of bamboo sticks propping up my tomato plants to avoid poking my eyes out.
I'm looking forward to catching up with this and the last couple of weeks of How Does Your Garden Grow over the next few days and getting some garden inspiration.