Hi Derek, takes me back a bit, nothing like fresh out of the garden. Our gardening these days is all shrubs and flowers and keeping it neat and tidy......that part is handled by MGLW although I still manage to cut the hedges. Must take a look through my pics of yesteryear, I had a go at showing veg for a few years and managed to win the town's best vegetable growing garden one year but it was far to much work so I only entered a couple of times. Also grew, bred and showed Large Flowered Begonias, should have a few pics of them. Nice to see you get a return for your labours. Alan
Fresh garden produce is a joy. But next year I think we'll be doing less vegetable gardening.. we are considering moving house so I'm concerned that a prospective buyer may be put off by a 'scruffy' vegetable plot.
So I'll probably extend the grassed area but keep a small bit of soil free for runner beans. Shop-bought runner beans are always bland whereas garden beans are so sweet and tender (and cheap!). Home grown tomatoes are fabulous of couse but commercial varieties have come on so much are now much better than they were... check out 'Amoroso' for example... beautiful.
Sorry to hear you're not growing these days... if find some photographs then please show them. I'd like that.
I had a red-framed "Tri-ang" three wheeler with pale blue mudguards when I was about 4 or 5. I'm now 52 and I still remember it fondly. I used to give 'backies' to my pals, they would stand with their feet on the rear axle and hold onto my shoulders and I would pedal like mad.
Hi Jeff and Derek, actually these pics are from around forty years back when I was fit and able to work virtually 24/7 and still find time for a variety of hobbies. Gardening then was foremost, and yes you get back a little on top of what you put in. Jeff the boy on the Tri-ang trike is my younger son and would date the pics to around 1976 of course the trike is a good few years older. Regards, Alan