After two failed attempts last year and the year before, I have grown my first sweet peas! They are 'Cupani', supposedly the original sweet pea, brought to England in 1699 by Sicilan monk Francisco Cupani. The colours are gorgeous and they smell divine. Most importantly, the bees think so too. It's often I'll go the trouble of growing something I can't eat later, so it's nice to see my efforts have paid off this time!
I can't blog today and not point you to this article in the Guardian about a play showing at the Edinburgh Festival this month called 'Allotment', set and performed... on a real allotment! Take a look.