Romance in the carrot patch

It’s been hot in Brisbane for a few days now with temperatures of 26c degrees and yesterday went up to 29c so I gave the allotment a good watering, especially my little seedlings in plot 24.

While I was there I harvested some vegetables for my dinner. The carrots are just about ready so I pulled on one and wondered why it was resisting – until I realised that it was entwined lovingly with it’s neighbour.

I washed them under the garden tap and unwilling to separate them entirely (I know, I’m mad) I laid them on the grass while I rinsed my hands and it bought to mind the old Flanders and Swann song from the 50’s Show in London “At The Drop of a Hat”.

The song is about the the right-handed Honeysuckle and the the left-handed Bindweed and it’s called Misalliance. Click on the link for the words.  I have two sons who will remember it – this is for you.

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I have been unable to find the original version of the song on YouTube sung by Flanders and Swann themselves.  However, I have found this  delightful version by  Jason Hardy you might like.

Happy Gardening.

Jerry Coleby-Williams

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