Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Size matters

Volunteer canteloupe by the veg garden and castor bean plant by the frog pond

I tolerate a few volunteers in and around the gardens. This canteloupe has really taken over its sunny side near the compost heap, though, swallowing Miren's bench and a gooseberry bush in the process. And the castor bean, I knew, would/could reach 8-12', but I simply assumed that meant in tropical (native) conditions. Next year I will plant it a bit further is kind of sheltering the stachys, buddliea and echinacea at its feet. Must be the heat and the rain, right?

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