If you are a follower of news from our garden you will be familiar with the yearly angst of that comes with the arrival of Wild Cucumber. We have had a bumper crop this year and there have been some magnificent displays. One of the most profuse presentations occurred just over top of the garden pond. A huge swath stormed over the top of the Forsythia and Mock Orange and proceeded to plunge towards the water in a 20 foot festoon! We enjoyed it for days, wondering if it would grow as far as the water.
As the blooms faded we set about the onerous task of tearing it all down and bagging it up for the garden waste collection before too many those prickly seed pods descend to earth! So it has been a very busy week in the garden.