Gardening Leave20th June 2010 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
This is the point when I ask myself why I’m going away. By the time I get back, despite enlisting friends to keep an eye on things, I’m sure the plants will have behaved like teenagers in their parents absence and gone a bit wild. I have moved most of the seedlings to a table in a shady spot where I think they will survive best during my absence, whatever the weather. We are harvesting a great crop of peas and broadbeans – they are particularly delicious mixed with samphire which has just come into season at the local fish shop.