Wot a whopper! No, not the size of my tum (which is expanding slightly this summer…only today during a meeting, a button pinged off my shirt!), but the huge aubergine that I've just picked from a plant growing in my greenhouse.
I've fed it with Flower Power and this is the first that I've harvested this
season. There are quite a few more promising looking fruits to come, so it
looks as though we'll soon be eating lots of moussaka.
On Sunday some friends visited us in the afternoon and while we were
sitting in the garden we were pestered by a swarm of flying ants. I traced
them back to a nearby nest and treated it with clove oil solution (a tip
in my gardening book) and it worked a treat. They disappeared and haven't
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