Over recent weeks, some blog followers have revelled in watching the growth of the Giant Atlantic pumpkins in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG). Last week I reported that one remained.
Since then, the RTBG has been the location for a Wine Festival. At some time during the evening of that festival, the pumpkin was left to die. I have assumed, wrongly or rightly, that some smart-arses had a few drinks and decided to see if they could lift the giant beast, to see if they were sufficiently strong. In the process the umbilical cord was snapped; that is, the pumpkin and its stalk were pulled apart. Alas, now we will never see the size which this pumpkin could have reached.
What more can I say!