In my bid to find out what would have been planted originally in the garden of my 1935 house, I've come across some super vintage gardening guides. Alas, none yet from the actual 1930s!
These first ones are from a series printed in the 1950s, 'Mr Cuthbert's', and I love his personal introduction. I wonder if I can get hold of the rest of the series? These are ones kept by my mother.
This next guide is from 1925, and my Dad has kept hold of it from his own Dad.
Aren't these old books wonderful? As for our own garden, we've had the most amazing peonies in flower, they're stunning! The bluebells have all gone, and mystery fruit trees are producing shiny little fruits. Indoors, courgettes have been growing too big for their pots.
I can't wait to see what those fruit turn out to be. Plums maybe? How exciting! And I really hope the courgettes survive to produce vegetables once we transfer them outdoors. The weather's not been that warm, they might get a fright outside!
Are any of you growing things indoors? And what do you think those mystery fruits will be??