We are progressing quite well with setting up our vegetable beds along the back wall of our yard; these have been chosen for optimum conditions for the growing of seeds, facing the sun, irrigated, sheltered from the wind etc etc with the addition of large amounts of compost. However, while we have been keeping anxious watch for the appearance of our spoilt babies, nature has been at work in the front garden amongst my prolific petunias. We were chagrined to find one morning that some of our new seeds had indeed emerged during the night, only to be immediately bitten off by a marauding caterpillar. However, when I went around to the front, I suddenly espied, sheltered amongst my flowers, two pepper bushes about a foot high, and what are either pumpkin, melon or courgettes busily twining themselves all over the back of the bed.
|Two pepper bushes|
|Flowers are not supposed to support hidden veg|