Around a year ago, I decided to try and sprout an avocado stone.
By August I had this.
I was ridiculously pleased with it and now it has grown to this.
I’ve cut it back several times in an attempt to get it to bush out a bit.
I also have this one, sprouted around September.
And this third one grew masses of roots and I thought it was going to curl up its toes before it ever sprouted, but suddenly it did and it looks the sturdiest, bushiest plant of the lot.
My only problem now – what to do with them?
Today I brought Poppy back here after her walk. Dusty was peering under the gate as I drew up on the drive. He was happy to see me, but when he saw me get Poppy out of the car, he screamed with excitement.
They greeted each other enthusiastically and have now settled back in the old routine. He’s asleep under my desk and she’s asleep downstairs. Seven months must be years to them.
It will be a while before they can go for walks together as we’re still building him up and they do tend to go a bit wild together. But one day, Dusty and Poppy – not long now I'm sure! Trying to get them to be still for a moment for a photo - near impossible, but their smiles say it all even if they do look as if they have enormous heads!