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My little helper Charlie


By Johnjoe

My little helper Charlie

That is half of the plot photo from June before the heat wave. When the grass was still nice and green. Charlie my grandson 5 years old loves to get his hands on the lawn mower.

In the photo is my strawberry bed & in the other half of the bed not in the photo I am growing rainbow beetroot & 3 other varieties of beet also in the plot is runner beans, French beans and red & white onions

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Following in his grandads foot steps I hope you reward him with some of those strawberries.

30 Jul, 2018


Wow,Johnjoe,,he is certainly a good little helper,and getting into a big strong lad can't beat seeing a Grandchild enjoying being with Grandad in the Garden.. or Grandma ,in my case :o)
Your garden is looking great,and very productive it seems..:o)

30 Jul, 2018


Thank you Thrupennybits; Charlie loves strawberries, He is as strong as an ox, wont eat veg or meat except sausage. I have to get strawberries all year around for him.

31 Jul, 2018


Hi Sandra, we mind him most days when his mam is at work. He is like my shadow he follows me everywhere. It's good for me and I would not have it any other way.

31 Jul, 2018


lol that is kids for you yes he looks determined too he deserves strawberrys all year round they are very good for health. I recall as a kid hating vegtables especially cabbage now I love it.

31 Jul, 2018


Awww. Bless him. Sorry I missed this. It's a great feeling when they want to be with you no matter what you are doing.

6 Jan, 2019


How neat is your plot! How green is your plot! Almost emerald:-) How lovely is Charlie! Good to see you've been productive in my absence :-))

24 Sep, 2019


I do my best June, I do enjoy it, it's about 8 min walk from my home, Which is very handy. We started the garden in 1913 and it is going strong since. As I was a novice gardener when I started with my plot, But with the help of Goy who helped me out with any problem's I came up with

I have 6 grandchildren the oldest is 25 down to Charlie is 6. He is the apple of my eye. He has autism it does not hold him back. He loves the garden especially cutting the grass.
You June were missed from goy and I also missed Val, (Yorkshire) my 2 good friends. We did have such good fun with all the mad comments we had. I laughed so much with you and Val's comments.

I still keep in touch with her husband Ralph.


25 Sep, 2019


My friend Dave has autism (asperger's)and he is very bright, great asset on our pub quiz team too:-) He was a friend of my late husband and we have been friends for over twenty years. I still haven't got over Val's death, such a shock. Nice that you still keep in touch with Ralph. Who knows, we may have more mad adventures in the future:-))

25 Sep, 2019

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