This strange fruit caught my eye today at The Farm.
On closer inspection all became clear.
In the past year I have created a new tradition. When harvesting tomatoes I throw any that have split or been munched by one of the non-human inhabitants of the greenhouse, out of the door and over the scrubby hedge towards the new orchard. Here, I imagine, the local wildlife will gorge on this sweet feast. Perhaps the ponies, wandering in their summer pasture will enjoy a few. Maybe a forest of new plants will appear next spring.
What I didn’t consider, in my greenhouse musings, was that one of my lobs would land square on the spine of a hawthorn tree forming part of the hedge. I wonder what any passing birds will think of this bizarre creation? Hopefully that it is very tasty!
When I wasn’t playing Spear the Tomato I was collecting seed. Most especially from a wonderful scabious of which I have gathered a fair amount. I featured this marvellous plant earlier in the year, here is a reminder Scabiosa ‘Plum Pudding’ . Anyone (within reason) who would like some seed, please let me know.