Sadly the pumpkins are dying… I can hardly bear to show you these photos. (sobbing!!! Well that is an exaggeration)
I don’t know what went wrong. Too hot? Too humid? Too dry? Though they did get watered regularly. Maybe too much water!!! Some sort of deficiency? Maybe they didn’t like the palisade/prison!!! Don’t forget the insects and bugs that abound at this time of the year. There are so many things can go wrong with plants in the garden.
So the structure will be coming down and this experiment is a failure…
Jack has just looked over my shoulder and said “Oh no, you are not going to show that, are you?”.
But I couldn’t end on such a sad note so here is a photo of another corner of the garden.The paper daisies I grew from seed are flowering. The geraniums all nurtured from cuttings, given to me by a friend, are a splash of colour, and the alyssum sends out clouds of scent.
Gardening is such an absorbing pastime, mostly success and then the occasional failure to keep me trying harder next time.
The sun is out, it is Friday, the kids are all back in school, life is back to normal. The beach should not be too busy. So Jack has just suggested we bike down to the beach, he will have a swim, then we will go for lunch to the surf club.