You might remember that a few weeks ago I blogged about our vegetable patch. I was feeling very proud of myself, because I had spent a couple of hours working hard out there, pulling out loads of weeds and raking it all over nicely, ready for planting. I didn't really go out there much after that, until the week before Ram and I enjoyed a few days without the children in San Francisco and my parents were due to come down to look after the children. They'd promised to bring some plants with them, so I spent a bit of time out there pulling up all the new weeds that had grown in the meantime, and making it look nice and neat for them.
I came back to find that my parents had been very busy! They had planted out all my tomato plants in neat little rows, as well as adding some runner beans, onions and potatoes, and it's looking wonderful. Dad has even built a little teepee with canes for the runner beans. Also, fingers crossed, it looks as though the cats have found somewhere else to relieve themselves this year, so I can let the children help me dig around in it.
I've been back and weeded again since we got home, but I'm afraid that I can't take a great deal of credit for how it's looking at the moment. Having it looking so lovely is a great motivation for me to continue with it though, perhaps this will be the year that I finally keep my tomato plants under control and fight back the nettles that grow in from the open space behind us!
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