I must email/call/tweet/instant message/write to/telegraph/page/fax Alan Titchmarsh to tell him how well his pea tribute is doing. The good burghers of Berwick-upon-Tweed planted this and it has come up. You can nearly tell what it says.
My Twitter campaign to get Alan to notice me has not worked, if three people sending Tweets can be considered a campaign. However, these pea seeds are bound to do the trick. Alan went on the record recently saying we spend too much time glued to computer and TV screens so he probably doesn’t approve of twittering unless it is coming from genuine birds outside in trees. However, he will like these peas. Muddy fingers crossed.
PS: To anyone who doubted that we’d water the seeds they planted then you can clearly see that I have watered these. Dan reports the first seedlings from Devon and Somerset are so big they need re-potting.