The tomato plants are growing and the wind has been blowing, so today I spent some time attaching them to their canes to prevent them from being damaged. Gardeners here use torn strips of fabric to tie their plants, rather than garden string or wires, and it seems to me that this is much better, much gentler, for the plants. They’re free and it is also a good way of recycling old pieces of fabric – the strips we used today are in their third life, having previously been part of a sheet and then a dust sheet.
Nous avons recyclé des morceaux de tissu pour attacher les tomates.
This leek has been about to flower for several days. It is nearly as tall as I am and we’re hoping for a spectacular flower and then some seed we can save. / Ce poireau est à la pointe de fleurir depuis quelques jours. Il est presque aussi grand que moi et on attend une fleur impressionante et puis des semences que nous pourrons garder.