Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:01
It's tipping it down outside - too wet even to run up top my leaky greenhouse! Much enjoying these mishaps - having a good laugh, thanks.
Daftist thing I eveer did was to believe the seed packet that the five seeds of passionflower were precious and hard to grow. All grew - were planted against the house wall - grew rampantly and covered the wall with wonderful flowers, followed by apricot-like fruits in the autumn. The following year I noticed something pokling up above the skirting board on an internal wall indoors. The plants were so rampant they had found a crack below soil level and were rampaging through the foundations.
You feel very daft spraying weedkiller down the back of a skirting board.
The fruits dropped to the ground and I left them to rot where they fell. Big mistake.Like poppies a goodly crop come up each year and that's affter ten years.
Needless to say the plants had to be removed - and the damp-proof course investigated.....hmmm - not a happy hubby!