Thank you for your letter. Just received it. Glad you sound OK. Isn’t it just the way? I had just posted a reply to your last miserable letter ( I went on a bit) and wish now I hadn’t ! Too late now. Glad you’ve come down to earth. Keep it up!! Anyway, just a quick note to say we are ok but amazed how much colder it is getting. Fireworks sounding off most nights and its not even Halloween yet, let alone Guy Fawks! There is likely to be a harsh cold spell in November, apparently. I don’t know if that means snow again and getting cut off like last year! At the moment everything in the garden is turning into bright autumn colours. Mostly red and yellow. A sight for sore eyes. A memory to hold, if the snow really does come when they say it will….or worse, if it doesn’t. I don’t mind a bit of white to even things. The kids are all settled in their new schools. Happy too!!
I may ring, Love Rosie xxx
Dear Emma,I was just thinking that you might like to know the runner beans are over ! We have had so many pickings of beans everyday this summer,from just a few plants. For weeks on end, they have been a delight, but today I decided that they must be all spent, finished. Pickings have been a bit thin, the last day or two and there are no flowers left on them, except for one plant, and it is getting a bit cold now anyway, even the bees don’t seem to be about, so it really is about time to pull ’em all up ……
Or so I thought! One last quick look through and under the still thick green growth (in places) I disturbed a massive bumble bee, who angrily took flight closely brushing my ear. And there I discovered a perfect bunch of long beans hiding close to the fence and another lot! a whole picking! which had crawled unnoticed, somehow, into some ferns. There I discovered a nasturtium which has only just decided to flower. I also discovered a mass of little beans, looking quite happy, on every one of the ‘spent’ tired looking plants (that were nearly pulled up) and which have been delivering so famously this summer. More beans that will be up and ready in a couple of days time. Their time aint up yet, then!