I've posted photos on previous posts of the passion flower that was given to us by our allotment plot neighbour - Joe. Joe is one of those people who can't resist collecting seeds from all manner of things and popping them in compost to see if they will grow. He usually then ends up with row upon row of tiny plants, some of which are from long forgotten origins.
This passion flower is fairly vigorous and hardy.
Its tendrils stretch out and grasp anything they happen upon - ours is now making its way over an arch and up into a nearby crab apple tree.
As you can see it is still producing flowers.
We noticed that this year some of the flowers had set fruit. These have started to ripen.
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Sometime in the 1980’s Martyn suggested that we looked into taking on an allotment. We already had a vegetable patch in our garden but we wanted to grow more of everything - vegetables and flowers - and just didn’t have the space. At that time it was fairly easy to obtain an allotment quickly and we took on a plot at Green Lane. Since then our plot has grown - in more ways than one - and our garden undergone many changes. This blog is mainly devoted to our gardening activities and the wild life that share our gardening spaces but at times I allow non gardening posts to sneak in too.