In other news, finally, at long, long last, my pear shaped tomatoes are starting to ripen. I popped out yesterday evening to water the garden and caught a flash of something bright, investigated and, lo and behold, there they were, two or three tomatoes definitely turning orange!
The accidental hundreds and thousands are, as last year, producing - er - hundreds and thousands of titchy marble shaped fruit but no sign of red there yet. Keeping fingers crossed there.
All the other tomatoes are now producing ripe fruit faster. I usually come in with handfuls! OK, so one beef tomato is a handful, but you know what I mean!
I think I'm getting money's worth now!